Author Archives: Rob Barthelmess

A Winter Reading List

I can happily say this whirlwind of a semester contained plenty of great reading. One of my classes, Recent Books on the Constitution, assigned a new book every other week – so it was a great way to keep up with interesting work. Despite my valiant efforts, new book releases outpaced my reading capabilities and continued to hit […]

Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

  Thanksgiving Proclamation In 1789, the first Congress passed a resolution waiting on the President of the United States to recommend a day of thanksgiving and prayer “…to be observed by acknowledging, with grateful hearts, the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a Constitution of government for their […]

Excerpts from Sen. Sasse’s Speech to the Federalist Society

Senator Ben Sasse delivered an excellent speech at the Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention. Here are some of my favorite quotes.