The Republican Party of Rutherford County, Tennessee

Education

Below are links to useful historical papers and topics, where you can educate yourself about our great political history:

Federalist Papers –  Writing under the penname Publius, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay explained the merits of the proposed Constitution, while confronting objections raised by its opponents.  Thomas Jefferson described the work as “the best commentary on the principles of government, which ever was written.”

The Presidency and the Constitution – The American presidency is often called the most powerful office on earth. This is so not only because the nation which elects the president is the most powerful nation on earth, but also because the American Founders designed the office to be strong and effective. However, the Founders also placed certain restraints on this power, which are necessary to maintain liberty and protect citizens’ rights.   The modern understanding and structure of the presidency are a threat to freedom due to the accumulation of all three powers—legislative, executive, and judicial—in the executive branch and the breakdown of constitutional restraints.

Constitution 101 – The U.S. Constitution is the key to securing liberty for all Americans — yet very few know exactly what it says, and what freedoms it protects.

Economics 101 – Free markets have been the driving force behind America’s economic growth and prosperity over the last two centuries. However, the economic principles that underlie free markets are not broadly understood.  This course covers the most important economic topics you need to know, including how markets work, the role of profit, restoring economic liberty, and more.