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Amelia Hamilton is the author of the children’s books “One Nation Under God: A Book for Little Patriots” and "10 Steps to Freedom: A Growing Patriot's Guide to the American Revolution." A lifelong writer and patriot, she also loves dogs, hockey, old cars, old movies and apple juice. Amelia has a master’s degree in both English and 18th-century history from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She is a fellow with The Franklin Center

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    I Love Santa

    What is this idea that Santa Claus somehow detracts from celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ? I grew up in a Christian household that loved Santa and, as pretty much anyone who knows me or follows me on Twitter can attest, I still really like Jesus. Believing in Santa Claus and loving Jesus are hardly mutually exclusive.

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    A Classic Tale of Good vs Evil: Six Devils in the San Fernando Valley

    A Classic Tale of Good vs Evil: Six Devils in the San Fernando Valley

    C.S. Lewis once said “The world does not need more Christian literature. What it needs is more Christians writing good literature.” I don’t know about you, but I feel that way about conservative books, too, on a regular basis. One can tell a compelling story with latent values without ramming those values down the reader’s throat at the expense of the story. That’s why it | Read More »

    School Choice is Helping Families in Detroit

    From the outside, Detroit looks bleak. Many residents are stuck in cycles of poverty and dependency  which can be difficult to break. In at least one key way, the deck has been stacked against them in trying to break free: education. Traditionally, a child’s educational opportunities are limited by their zip code. If a child lives in a rough area, they will attend a local | Read More »

    Giving Back Can Be Fun

    Giving Back Can Be Fun

    This is that time of year when we reflect on what we’ve got, give thanks, and look for ways to give back to our communities. We all do that in our different ways, through the time, talent, and treasure we have at our disposal. Maybe it’s making the cornbread stuffing for Thanksgiving dinner (that’s my job), or committing to an Ironman to raise money for | Read More »

    The Fight for Ticket Fairness in Michigan

    Amongst American ideals, the right to private property is among the most important. We are allowed to buy, own, and sell our property as we like, when we like. It’s just how it works. Well, it’s how it’s supposed to work but, in Michigan, that’s not always the case. Got tickets to sell? I’m afraid you can’t just sell them as you wish. “It’s not | Read More »

    Arrest of Detroit Man has City Talking about the Second Amendment

    The recent arrest of a Detroit man has the city talking about the Second Amendment. Elijah Woody is a 24 year-old Detroit man and member of Hell’s Saints, an open carry activist organization. On September 13, he was standing on a sidewalk talking with friends, a Glock 40  tucked into his waistband. As it is illegal to carry concealed, he had his jacket tucked behind | Read More »

    Educational Success for Connecticut Family

    Educational Success for Connecticut Family

    “I realized Julia has has very little instruction in science, history, geography and writing when compared to my boys education in our school system.” After their four sons graduated from public school in small-town Connecticut, Ray and Kathleen were happy with the education they had received. Ranging in age from 21-29, all had done well and gone out into the workforce. However, last year, Kathleen | Read More »

    Ken and Angela Paxton: A Family for Educational Choice

    In Texas, Ken Paxton is running for attorney general with the slogan “Proven Conservative Courage.” More than a politician, though, Paxton understands that Texas is a keystone for freedom in the United States, and that the 10th Amendment is a fundamental part of that freedom. Last month, he spoke at the Red State Gathering (you can watch the full speech here), and spoke frankly about | Read More »