While born in the same month, one hundred years apart, John Birch and Karl Marx could not have been more different.
Despite being called the “Father of the Constitution,” there is no monument to James Madison in Washington, D.C. Well, there is a small statue of him inside the Library of Congress annex that bears his name, but it is dwarfed (as was the man himself) by the marble markers dedicated to his contemporaries, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
In the fight to preserve the Second Amendment, the writings of Cesare Beccaria are quite enlightening. They were quoted by our Founding Fathers.
In a February 7 opinion piece for The Federalist about white supremacy on college campuses in America, David Marcus made a serious error about the John Birch Society and William F. Buckley, Jr. that, unfortunately, he and his editors refused to correct.
Although popularly referred to as "Presidents' Day," the legal name of the third Monday in February is Washington's Birthday Observed. This is as it should be. Putting Washington in the same category as (say) Nixon and Clinton makes no sense.