Entries by Our Lost Founding

“Accountable to God and… country.”

Super Tuesday was pivotal, but today, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio could decide the candidates. As we head to the polls to vote, let us not forget the words of Sons of Liberty founder and Founding Father, Mr. Samuel Adams: “Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual – or at least that he ought not […]

“Every step” conducted by the “Invisible Hand”

On the morning of February 27, 1776, 1,000 Patriot troops defeated 1,600 British Loyalists in the Battle of Moore’s Creek. It was the first American victory in the first organized campaign of the Revolutionary War.  An important first step indeed, the agency for which, did not go unnoticed by the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, and later, the first President of the United States, George Washington. He made that clear in his first inaugural address […]

Miracle on Ice

JUST FOR FUN: On this day in 1980, the U.S. hockey team, made up of college players and regarded as significant underdogs, defeats the four-time defending gold-medal winning Soviet team at the XIII Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, New York by a final score of 4-3, making it one of the most dramatic upsets in Olympic history. This “Miracle on Ice” was also seen as an ideological victory in the Cold War. Two days […]

“[T]he Liberties of America are the object of divine Protection.”

On this day in 1777, the Continental Congress voted to promote five junior officers ahead of Brigadier General Benedict Arnold. The Connecticut-born hero of Saratoga felt slighted, and threatened to resign from the Patriot army. In 1780, Arnold betrayed the United States by offering to hand over the Patriot-held fort at West Point, New York, to the British. In George Washington’s General Orders, in September of 1780, Washington said: “Happily the treason has been timely […]

George Washington “Invisible Hand” artwork reveal

Today is the federal holiday Washington’s Birthday, though it is widely known as Presidents Day. Thus, I chose today to reveal the artwork for Our upcoming George Washington “Invisible Hand” t-shirt. At his Inaugural Address on April 30, 1789 George Washington stated: “No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand which conducts the affairs of men more than the People of the United States.” I could not agree more. The shirt […]

Washington’s Birthday… Presidents’ Day

In honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States, who was born on February 22, 1732, Washington’s Birthday was the first federal holiday to honor an American president, and was originally established in 1885. The holiday was celebrated on Washington’s actual birthday, but on January 1, 1971, it was shifted to the third Monday in February by the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. As a result, it can occur the 15th through the […]


“GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH!” Most of us are familiar with this quote from Patrick Henry, a Founding Father. On this day in 1776, he became colonel of the First Virginia battalion. Now, here are some other portions of the speech which contains the famous quote above: “Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, […]

About the Founder

James Celkis is the Founder and President of Our Lost Founding. He was born and raised in Chicagoland and is a High Honors graduate of the University of Illinois. James is also an active duty veteran of the United States Air Force. Most importantly, he is a devoted husband, father, and Christ follower. Enlisting the talents of his good friend Justin Bessinger of Justin Bessinger Design & Branding, James unites his passion for God, country, […]