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Today in History: Nixon Slams Shut the “Gold Window”

By: Mike Maharrey Today in history, on August 15, 1971, President Richard Nixon slammed shut the “gold window” and eliminated the last vestige of the gold standard. Nixon ordered Treasury ...

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The President and Withdrawal from Treaties

By: Michael D. Ramsey Last week the United States withdrew from the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Agreement with Russia, pursuant to the Treaty’s six-month notification period for withdrawal (the notification was ...

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10 Myths About the U.S. Constitution Most Congressmen Believe

August 6, 2019 Constitution 0

By Laurence M. Vance A recent article on MSN is headlined: “10 Myths About the U.S. Constitution Most Americans Believe.” Here are the ten myths: The Constitution is on hemp paper.The Constitution ...

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Back to Tenther Basics

By: Mike Maharrey It’s been a while since I talked about the fundamentals of nullification. I hit all the high points in this interview, from the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions ...

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Report: Trump Ramps Up Enforcement of Federal Gun Laws for Second Straight Year

By: Mike Maharrey The ATF ramped up enforcement of unconstitutional federal gun laws again last year according to the latest report released by the agency. This follows on the heels ...

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Amazon and Google Use Secret Police Deals and Freebies to Spy on Everyone

August 5, 2019 Surveillence 0

By: jprivate Amazon and Google are using secret police agreements and free giveaways to spy on everyone. Last week Vice News revealed how police departments across the country are secretly working with Amazon ...

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The (Tea) Party’s Over

By: Mike Maharrey It was around this time 10 years ago that I became politically active. Yes, I was a product of the Tea Party. Sadly, that party is over. ...

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More News on Powers Reserved Exclusively to the States

by Robert G. Natelson Note from the Editor: The Federalist Society takes no positions on particular legal and public policy matters. Any expressions of opinion are those of the author. ...

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The Founders Interpret the Constitution: The Division of Federal and State Powers

by Robert G. Natelson Note from the Editor:  This article surveys ratification-era statements by defenders of the proposed Constitution enumerating powers that would be reserved to the states. It argues ...

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How the Founders told us the Constitution would restrict federal power

By: Rob Natelson Everyone who studies the Constitution knows it grants to agencies of the federal government and a few other entities only enumerated (listed) powers. Sometimes, though, it is ...

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