By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
AMTRAK: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE
Fittingly, the American passenger train was born on the Fourth of July. On that date in 1828, one of our Founding Fathers laid the granite cornerstone of the first chartered railroad in the United States, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.
The mission statement of Philadelphia’s Charles Carroll High School, displayed prominently on its website, offers a hopeful vision of an educational institution:
Though owning a waterfront home is a dream for many Washington-area residents who long to see the glint of sunlight on a lake, stream, river or the ocean outside their windows, few would contemplate the idea of purchasing a private island.
During the early 1800s in America, there lived four sisters: Marianne, gentle and beautiful; Bess, indecisive and independent; Louisa, fashionable and businesslike; and Emily, practical and domestic. They were the granddaughters of Maryland's Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a wealthy landowner and the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence.
As grandfather Charles Carroll wrote in 1808, "Fortunes are as frequently dissipated by negligence and inattention to pecuniary concerns as by vice and extravagance."