The Foundations of America

Comparing the American revolution with other revolutions 

Compare the results of the American revolution with virtually every other revolution in history. In America, one group over threw another in order to promote freedom for all, and just as importantly, was able to maintain this freedom.  The leaders of the American revolution sacrificed their all for the revolution to succeed.   In no other nation in history, did a group of men so selflessly sacrifice everything for the greater good than did our Founding Fathers.  

"The Citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for giving to Mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy: a policy worthy of imitation."(10)  (George Washington in a letter to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, Rhode Island (1790)

In other revolutions, one group overthrew another and then imposed their own brand of tyranny on the loser and the rest of the population - all the while proclaiming they were “For The People.”  Just a few examples of this type of tyranny would be the Communist revolution of 1917 in Russia, the Communist takeover of China by evil Mao Tse Tung in 1949, The Communist takeover of North Vietnam under dictator Ho chi Minh in 1954, Communist Fidel Castro in Cuba in 1959, Saddam Hussein in Iraq, the Iranian revolution in 1979, the takeover in Cambodia by the Khmer Rouge in 1975 that resulted in one million people being exterminated. In other revolutions, a civil war resulted.  The French revolution of the 1790s, an attempt to duplicate the American Revolution, turned into a bloodbath.  Mexico was another country that attempted to duplicate the American Revolution. But after Mexico defeated Spain to gain their independence in 1821, the country was wracked by dozens of civil wars and revolutions that lasted well into the 20th century.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union and communism in the early 1990s, Russians enjoyed a taste of freedom and capitalism, but lack of ethics and the failure of the rule of law has spoiled the experiment in freedom and Russia is returning to a totalitarian state.

There are numerous reasons why revolutions have failed in other societies. A failure of ethics throughout society is the most important. The failure to separate church and state is another. The failure to write a good founding constitution and the failure to abide by the founding documents are other reasons.

Threats to the American way of Life 

There is no guarantee that America will be a nice place to live in in 50 years. There is no guarantee that America will be a free country in 50 years. It is seldom realized that citizens in a free society must be more educated, thoughtful and moral than in a dictatorship. In a dictatorship, people don’t need to think, just blindly follow. A free country requires voters that are educated and moral enough to vote good people into office.

There are currently numerous areas that could lead to the demise of our freedoms. 

1. The decline in morals and ethics. As social order and morals erode in society, this leads to more police, more government controls, more people in prison and more restrictions on our freedoms. 

2. The ongoing attempt by liberals to justify illegal immigration is a dire threat to our independence and economic prosperity.

3. The ongoing efforts by liberals to destroy national unity through multiculturalism. This has resulted in quotas, bilingualism and ultimately multilingualism and divided our country by race and ethnicity.

4. The desire by Moslems living in the US to establish a theocracy based on Sharia Law is another threat to the Rule of Law and our Constitutional rights.  

5. The judiciary has become the dominant branch of government and is now the final arbiter of law.

6. Biased U.S. history textbooks brainwash our children in public school.

7. Fulfilling our responsibility to defend our country is another concern. During World War Two, 99% of America’s men willingly went off to war, with 300,000 being killed in action. Today, would 99% of our men go off to war to defend America? 


 The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
1. The Federalist Papers Number 51             (
2. Democracy in America, by Alexis De Tocqueville, published in 1835
3. John Adams, The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States, Charles Francis Adams, editor (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co. 1854), Vol. IX, p. 229, October 11, 1798.)
4. Letter to Colonel Carrington (27 May 1788)
5. Common Sense, published in 1776
6. Unholy Spirits by Gary North. pub. 1986, Dominion Press. p. 158
7. President Ronald Reagan, in an address to the annual meeting of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, (30 March 1961)
8. The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution by Bernard Bailyn, p56
9. University of Chicago Law Review, 3-1-1957, Review of Charles Beard and the Constitution by Robert E. Brown, p596
12. The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution by Bernard Bailyn, p 273

Other Sources:
Novus Ordo Seclorum, The Intellectual Origins of the Constitution by Forrest McDonald,
      University Press of Kansas (1985)
The United States Constitution
The 5000 Year Leap by W. Cleon Skousen, published by the National Center for Constitutional Studies, 1981  
First Principles: Self-Governance In An Open Society, Black Sheep Farm Press (2008)