A Call to Global Virtue or Tyranny?  by  Dr. Robert James

Columbia professor Jeffry Sachs is a special advisor to Pope Francis. He is advancing the Holy Father’s delivery of a major papal encyclical to American Bishops and the United Nations in September. In an essay entitled, “A Call to Virtue,” published in the National Catholic Review, Sachs predicts that the Pope will directly challenge the American concept of God-given rights of the individual, supposedly citing Immanuel Kant, Thomas Paine, Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, and Jesus Christ as justification for his position. MORE ...

Were the Founders Terrorists? (Part 1)  by Plubius Caveam

American Revolution Moment it Began

A recent Department of Homeland Security training video allegedly presents an instructor declaring that our Founding Fathers were the original domestic terrorists. Fortunately, the concept and definition of terrorism is not up for manipulation. Terrorism has been clearly defined for nearly a millennium. MORE ...


Were the Founders Terrorists? (Part 2) by Plubius Caveam

In part one of “Were the Founders Terrorists?” we referenced the seminal authority on tyrannies, Thomas Aquinas, and discovered the longstanding metric for legitimate government. However, resisting a government gravitating to a tyranny did not mean that its citizens, bearing grievances, could throw the nation into chaos. After all, Article Nine of the Federalist papers cites the history of insurrection, sedition and political factions among the “the petty republics of Greece and Italy” as one of the greatest reasons to have a strong central government. The notion presented here by Alexander Hamilton was not merely conceptual. The first Congress responded to the Whiskey rebellion of 1791 with force. How does one resolve this seemingly irreconcilable conflict in principle? Why was the rebellion deemed illegitimate while the revolution was considered a noble cause?  MORE ...


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Madison’s Key to Understanding American Liberty

James Madison warned subsequent generations and provided them this guidance to understand the true value of liberty. He said, "Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government."

This is what we help you do here at Heritage Lost: The American Truth – to understand the principles of liberty and its continued relevance to today's world.

The Very Moment the American Revolution Began

American Revolution Moment it Began

On March 23rd of 1775, after all means of reconciliation had been exhausted, a young man new to the Virginia House of Burgesses took the floor. The moment of decision was upon the body of august men. Possessing the riveted attention of his audience, Patrick Henry began. MORE ...


James Monroe on Liberty as a Christian Idea  

James Monroe on Libert as a Christian Idea

In a Fourth of July speech, James Monroe, the last president of our Founding Fathers, declared that the day was a celebration of Christ as much as it was the birth of our country.  Why would he say that? What did James Monroe know? MORE . . .

The Land Grab of 1775:
  Our Founders on the First Government Confiscation of Land

The Land Grab of 1775

Today, one third (650 Million acres) of our country is restricted from our development by our own federal government. Think of it. One third of your national inheritance is withheld from you and all future generations. While some wilderness set aside, such as Yellowstone with no or little tangible mineral or industrial assets, may be appropriate, the confiscation of millions of acres of valuable lands deprives states and citizens of their inherited prosperity. It is a controversial topic that our Founding Fathers faced in the land grab of 1775. MORE . ..

Who Really Settled the Early West? (Part 1)

Early Settler

In the twenty-five years since Lewis and Clark opened the Northwest territory, rough, hardy explorers and trappers roamed the vast extent. For those claiming that these early settlers were an evil oppression upon the Indians, they have much to explain about the following historical account.  MORE . . .