History

Today in 1787, representatives in Philadelphia signed the finalized United States Constitution. This occurred after a summer filled with contrasting proposals and rigorous debate. The convention decided upon a league of states rather than a national government, settling on “a more perfect union.” Throwing monarchy to the wayside, the body embraced the separation of powers […]

As fond as Americans are of referencing the founding fathers, we should also keep in mind that those men drew much of their philosophy and ideas on liberty and governance from classical thinkers whose writings are just as relevant today as when they were first written. One passage from Quintus Curtius’ translation of Cicero’s Duties:  A…