constitution

“Constititional Issues Post-Dobbs” JWI at Nat Con 3

The James Wilson Institute was one of the co-sponsors of the National Conservatism Conference in Miami, Florida from September 11-13 2022. We were grateful to be invited by the Edmund Burke Foundation, the conference organizer, to convene a panel titled “Constitutional Issues Post-Dobbs.” This panel provided unique insights into the state and direction of legal

Four Things We Should Teach Children about the Constitution

When we think of the United States Constitution, we probably consider the structure it gives to our national government. We may think of its presence at the center of political controversies past and present. Or we may think of ways in which the document has been neglected.  But as we mark the 235th anniversary of

“Building on the Right” with Mike Sabo, Editor of the RealClear Civics Portal

In this episode, Anchoring Truths continues its “Building on the Right” series with Mike Sabo, editor for RealClear American Civics. Garrett Snedeker sits down with Mike to discuss RealClear Public Affairs a “new series of sponsored curation” designed to “provide coverage of important and trending public policy issues.” The series provides its audience with a

Recovering a Conservative State Legal Theory

Jeffrey Bristol engages with Holden Tanner and Jesse Merriam about the role of historical originalism in state and federal structure. He argues that the federal constitution is unique from other nations in that it retains a long, public discourse and history that has matured with fundamental perception and that has been vital to both its conception and meaning.

And All the Students Said, “Amen”

By offering a voluntary prayer, the government introduces its students to religion in a way that is not coercive or intrusive. It is, rather, a traditional acknowledgement of religion, even if it simply constitutes a recognition of the theistic origins of our unalienable rights.

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