“Preserve, protect and defend…"

The oath an American president recites upon taking office includes the famous promise to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Interestingly, one of the first decisions a new president makes is which version of the presidential oath to take. That’s because the paragraph in the Constitution that includes the presidential oath … Read more

“There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism.”

It’s difficult to pigeonhole Teddy Roosevelt. He was a Republican for most of his political career, including his two terms as President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. Then, in 1912, he decided the Republican Party had become too cozy with big corporate interests. So he left the GOP and founded the Progressive … Read more