The Founders back the argument that Houston mayor’s attack on preachers is not a 1st Amendment issue

In my column last week, Why Houston mayor’s attack on preachers was not a 1st Amendment issue, I explained how the “incorporation doctrine,” a construct created out of whole cloth by an activist judiciary in the early 20th century, had subverted the Constitution and was a dangerous threat to liberty. Not a few people, obviously indoctrinated by the public (non)education system and steeped in state-worshiping conventional wisdom, were apparently seriously aggrieved by the argument.

The turning point of the Revolution

On Oct. 17, 1777, British General John Burgoyne surrendered his 5,000 British and Hessian troops to American Gen. Horatio Gates at Saratoga, New York. It was more than just a military victory for the colonial army. It was the impetus for French King Louis XVI to recognize the independence of the United States and begin providing aid to the patriots’ struggle for independence from Great Britain.