The James Wilson Foundation on Natural Rights and the American Founding

“Self-Government for the Self-Governed: The Role of Virtue in a Democratic Republic”–Prof. David Forte at the Kirby Center, June 2014

Friend of the James Wilson Institute, Prof. David Forte of Cleveland State University, delivered a talk June 2014 at Hillsdale College’s Kirby Center titled, “Self-Government for the Self-Governed: The Role of Virtue in a Democratic Republic.”

Law and liberty cannot rationally become the objects of our love, unless they first become the objects of our knowledge.
— James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1790