When Western Civilization began to form at about 500 AD, it was full of purpose. In particular, it was devoted to bringing the light of Christ into the world: to overcome the ancient darkness and to replace it with righteousness.
As the American franchise of Western Civilization tumbles into the dust-bin of history, I sometimes wonder whether - were it possible - the ghosts of Jefferson, Franklin, Sam Adams, and other "Founding Fathers," might be willing to engage in
Jeff Sessions & Co.'s Thinly Veiled Plot to Rob Us Blind
As soon as there was a Constitution, fights about its meaning began. In 1792 Fisher Ames, representing the first district of Massachusetts in the first U.S. House of Representatives, complained about a tendency of Congress: