The Power to Regulate Is the Power to Control

By Robert E. Wright     In his 1819 opinion in McCulloch v. Maryland, US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall famously stated what everyone already knew, “the power to tax ...

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Aiming at Ordered Liberty

January 25, 2023 Uncategorized 0

By Jeffrey Bristol The telos, or final cause of the American regime, according to the prophets of the Common Good, descends like a vision from God, telling us precisely how our ...

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The ideas that formed the Constitution: Virgil and other poets

By: Rob Natelson Answering Questions About This Series Some questions have arisen on this series, which I think best to clear up now. First: As the series title indicates, these essays ...

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The Whig (Libertarian) Heritage of America

By: Dan Sanchez Should America embrace libertarianism? Many would regard such a prospect as recklessly experimental. This is partly because they regard libertarianism as some crackpot scheme cooked up in the ...

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State of the Nullification Movement Report

January 21, 2023 Liberty 0

Get it here (right-click to download) – or scroll down for the full report via Scribd .pdf format (right-click to download and save) How to upload to your Kindle device or app click ...

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The FBI and Personal Liberty

By: Judge Andrew Napolitano Among the lesser-known holes in the Constitution cut by the Patriot Act of 2001 was the destruction of the “wall” between federal law enforcement and federal spies. ...

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Why Business Should Dispense with ESG

January 20, 2023 ESG 0

by Samuel Gregg “Milton Friedman’s shareholder doctrine is dead.” Such was the headline of a 2020 Fortune magazine article critiquing Friedman’s famous New York Times opinion piece which, fifty years earlier, had argued that the social responsibility ...

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Federal Farmer: Senate Will be “Source of the Greatest Evils”

January 20, 2023 Congress / Senate 0

By: TJ Martinell While the anti-federalist Federal Farmer was critical of the proposed House of Representatives for having too few members, he was even more harsh toward the proposed Senate. Ironically, he ...

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Don’t Trust the Government with Your Privacy, Property or Your Freedoms

January 20, 2023 Government 0

By: John Whitehead How do you trust a government that continuously sidesteps the Constitution and undermines our rights? You can’t. When you consider all the ways “we the people” are being ...

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The ideas that formed the Constitution: Cicero Continued

By: Rob Natelson The previous installment in this series outlined the life and career of the Roman statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero. It described how John Adams relied on Cicero’s work in the preface ...

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