The example of the Seal shows us why the Founders' understanding of religious liberty does not prohibit, but actually encourages, government promotion of religion, writes senior fellow Thomas G. West.
"Today, the pro-slavery impulse still governs the Democratic Party, the party of government sinecures. It is the party that wants to use political power to tax us not for any common good, but to eat while we work. Consider the Great Society and its legacy." — Distinguished fellow Harry V. Jaffa
In this speech delivered to the Claremont Institute's Board of Directors in 1996, Dr. West argues that most, if not all, of the problems facing politicians today could be solved very easily if they had only a basic grasp of the true meaning of the Declaration of Independence.