Thomas Tacoma

Thomas Tacoma

Thomas Tacoma (PhD, Hillsdale College) is a school leadership fellow at Ascent Classical Academies in Colorado. Formerly an Assistant Professor of History & Political Science at Blue Mountain College, he is the author of The Political Thought of Calvin Coolidge: Burkean Americanist.

The (Protestant) American Revolution

The religious context to the Revolution that Seward documents helps to illuminate the meaning of the Declaration of Independence and the rationale for so many ordinary Americans to take up arms against King and Parliament. Understood in the long heritage of resistance thought developed by Protestant political theologians, the basic claims of the Declaration of Independence sound not Lockean, but Protestant.