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Perhaps a fitting way to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the Library of Congress is to take a few hours to read a few selections from the books our Founders read. (See the link to the book list at the end of this article!)

 

A fitting way to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the Library of Congress is to read some selections from the books our Founders read. by Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.

Help from the West — particularly the United States — made communism the force it became.

When World War II ended, the Soviet Union was one of the "allies" — but Igor Gouzenko knew better. He defected and exposed the Soviet spies secretly waging war on the West.

The patriot preparations for the battle of Fishdam Ford can assist modern patriots in their defense of liberty.

On September 1, 1983, the airwaves were abuzz with reports that a Korean Airlines flight that had either been shot down or forced down off the east coast of the Soviet Union. The New York Times noted that day: “Early reports said the plane ... had been forced down by Soviet Air Force planes and that all 240 passengers and 29 crew members were believed to be safe.”

On this day in 1787, the delegates at the Constitutional Convention debated state sovereignty and militias. Their thinking is very relevant to today.

On August 15, 2014, Texas Governor Rick Perry was indicted by a Travis County grand jury for allegedly misusing the veto power granted to him by the state constitution. And on August 15, 1787, it was that very power — the power of the executive to negate acts of the legislature — that occupied the delegates’ time at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

When the Committee of Detail reported its recommended constitution to the Philadelphia Convention on August 6, 1787, many of the delegates were “amazed” at the “radical departure” from the Articles of Confederation.

War history is really the impersonal summation of the individual stories of every participant or victim. With the WWII generation dying off, it is important to compile those stories.

The term of office and method of election of president changed drastically at the Convention of 1787.