Laura Loomer on ‘The Spirit of Revenge’: What George Washington Would Make Of 2020’s Elections

Two hundred and twenty-four years ago, America’s first President, George Washington, published a farewell address that has endured as one of the most prophetic warnings from history of the dangerous of divisiveness, loyalty to party over nation, and the influence of foreign powers in American domestic affairs. As a journalism major and political science minor, and a student of history, I have been exposed to some of the best that has been thought and written. But no letter or speech has lingered in my mind like Washington’s powerful warning against factionalism, political tribalism and corruption—because everything Washington warned us about

Chronological Snobbery and the American Founding

Days before the Fourth of July, Colin Kaepernick expressed his discontent with Nike’s new Betsy Ross Flag shoes because, he claimed, the flag represents the thirteen colonies which stood for slavery. A few of the Democratic presidential hopefuls voiced their agreement with Kaepernick. Then, the Charlottesville, Va., City Council voted to cease recognizing and celebrating Thomas Jefferson’s birthday as an official holiday. Around this same time, the San Francisco school board voted to paint over an 84-year-old, 1,600-foot-long mural depicting the life of George Washington at local George Washington High School. Something has changed. The American Founders find themselves in