Last night was a marvelous event for me and my family. I cannot express how grateful I am to the Bradley Foundation for bestowing upon me their Bradley Prize, and to my many good friends and heroes who attended the ceremony last night at the Kennedy Center. The talks by Kim Strassel of the Wall Street Journal, Terry Teachout of the Wall Street Journal and Darcy Olsen of the Goldwater Institute were superb. And George Will was scintillating as the Master of Ceremonies. You can watch the whole event here or here

My presentation on “Our Republican Constitution,” that begins with an intro from George Will and a short video presentation featuring comments by Chip Mellor of the Institute for Justice, Northwestern University law professor Steve Calabresi, and my colleague Larry Solum (to all of whom I am also supremely grateful) runs from 1:15 to 1:32.

Here is a photo of the finale singing God Bless America:

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