The American Proposition: What Honest Abe’s Warnings Can Teach Us This Constitution Day

The American Proposition: What Honest Abe’s Warnings Can Teach Us This Constitution Day


It is no coincidence that as America has become more ignorant, it has also become more cynical, more factional, and less confident. As Constitution Day approaches, learn what it means to be an American and what everyday citizens can do about it.

Most Americans are somewhat familiar with the hagiographic version of Abraham Lincoln: the man who grew up in a Kentucky log cabin, who was entirely self-taught and self-made, who heroically navigated the American republic through the crucible of the Civil War, and most important of all, the man who helped purge America’s soul of its original sin of slavery.

However, what Americans truly need today is a different Lincoln: Lincoln the political scientist, who searched his whole life for a way to connect a diverse

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