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No Place Like Rome: How Classic Republicanism Influenced the Founding Fathers

September 24, 2022 Uncategorized 0

By: Bob Fiedler It has become commonplace for people to explain the current condition of the United States with allusions to the decline of the Roman Empire. But few talk about ...

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Today in History: Benjamin Franklin Urges Adoption of the Constitution with a Warning

September 24, 2022 Uncategorized 0

By: Mike Maharrey On this date in 1787, James Wilson delivered a speech written by Benjamin Franklin on the last day of the Philadelphia Convention. The speech urged the adoption of the Constitution ...

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Necessary Does not Mean Useful or Convenient

September 24, 2022 Uncategorized 0

By: TJ Martinell One of the most famous and important Supreme Court opinions is from the 1819 McCulloch v. Maryland case. It set the stage for massive expansion of federal power by incorrectly ...

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Big Brother Has Hacked the Constitution

September 13, 2022 Surveillance / Surveillance State 0

By: Mike Maharrey Big Brother has hacked the Constitution. It has been over nine years since Edward Snowden released the first documents exposing the extent of NSA spying to the world. ...

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One reason judges make mistakes about the Constitution

September 9, 2022 Uncategorized 0

By: Rob Natelson Many Americans complain when the courts allow Congress and federal officials to violate the Constitution. Why does that happen? There are several reasons, but here’s one that few ...

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A Dangerous Strategy

September 9, 2022 Founding Principles 0

By: Michael Boldin The impulse from many – left, right, libertarian, and the rest – to give the federal government more power to “protect liberty” from state and local governments might ...

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Nullification Through Human Action: Record Number of People Using Marijuana Despite Federal Prohibition

September 9, 2022 Current Events / Drug War 0

By: Mike Maharrey More and more people are nullifying federal marijuana prohibition through individual human action. Cannabis use has risen to record levels with more people now smoking marijuana than cigarettes. ...

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Thomas Paine: Fear, Government Power and Standing Armies

September 9, 2022 Federal Power / Thomas Paine 0

By: Mike Maharrey From the earliest days of the republic, politicians have used fear to expand government power. This was the strategy the Federalist Party used to get a standing army. ...

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Constitutional Genealogy: The New England Confederation of 1643

August 29, 2022 Founding Principles 0

By: Mike Maharrey The foundational ideas underlying the Constitution took root long before the founders drafted the document. In fact, they began to take root in the earliest days of American ...

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Weaponizing the Bureaucracy: Who Will Protect Us from the Government’s Standing Army?

By: John Whitehead   “A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.” -James Madison   The IRS has stockpiled 4,500 guns and five ...

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