Happy Independence Day!!A great day to watch John Ridpath present the talk “George Washington: Integrity and the Founding of America.” A summary:
The Founders of America all viewed George Washington as their leader, and many of them, including Jefferson, Adams, Madison and Hamilton, held him in awe. Washington was indeed a man of heroic courage and unbending integrity. In this lecture John Ridpath presents the struggle behind America’s founding, the intellectual context of the time and the central role that integrity plays in that struggle—as exemplified in the life and career of Washington. Copyright © 1995–2014 Ayn Rand® Institute.And Ridpath’s other excellent talk “In the Dawn’s Early Light: Patrick Henry—Beacon for America.” A summary:
This lecture was recorded as part of the ARC Lecture Series on February 12, 2004. On Presidents’ Day we honor some of the great men who contributed to the struggle to bring a free and secure America into existence, first among these being future Presidents Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Madison. Among the other founding heroes, one man stands out. This man—whom Jefferson once described as the first man on this continent—was Patrick Henry. From his first appearance on the stage of the founding drama, in 1765, to his last fiery appearance, in 1799, Patrick Henry stood as a beacon of integrity, fighting to guide the young America to safe harbor. To celebrate Presidents’ Day, the Ayn Rand Institute sponsored a tribute lecture to Patrick Henry by Dr. John Ridpath on the inspirational life of the man who did so much to guide America towards becoming a free country administered by presidents, rather than another wasteland ruled by tyrants. Copyright © 1995–2014 Ayn Rand® Institute.