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When the feds violate the Constitution, should we blame the Constitution?

By Publius Huldah In Rob Natelson’s paper [link], “The Solution is a Convention of the States”, he makes claims about what our Framers said is the purpose of amendments to our ...

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The Nullification Movement Pushes Foward: More States Legalize Marijuana Despite Ongoing Federal Cannabis Prohibition

By: Mike Maharrey Voters in two more states approved ballot measures legalizing marijuana on Tuesday despite the ongoing federal prohibition of cannabis, continuing a 50-year history of efforts by the states ...

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Three Quotes on Americanism

by Dan Sanchez Lawrence Reed, from his 2003 essay “The True Meaning of Patriotism”: “I subscribe to a patriotism rooted in ideas that in turn gave birth to a country, ...

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The Iron Law of Kleptocracy

November 11, 2022 John Locke / Uncategorized 0

Locke vs. Oppenheimer: Two Origin Stories of the State by Dan Sanchez To develop his theory of government, John Locke posited an origin story of the state. He explained legitimate ...

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Frédéric Bastiat’s Fruitful Fusionism

November 10, 2022 Uncategorized 0

by Nathan Smith Around the beginning of the 19th century, per capita economic growth turned decisively positive, and Western nations began prospering as never before. Economists have many theories to ...

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Factions: The Greatest Danger to the Cause of Truth and Liberty

November 10, 2022 Noah Webster 0

By: TJ Martinell Noah Webster warned us about the dangers of “party-spirit” and factions. In his 1794 essay The Revolution in France, the noted American writer and dictionary author analyzed the situation ...

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Unsustainable: Record Spending Can’t Go On Forever

November 10, 2022 Economy / Federal Spending 0

By: Mike Maharrey The biggest government in history is effectively running on credit cards. The U.S .government ran a $1.38 trillion budget deficit in fiscal 2022 despite government receipts at near-record ...

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The Deadly Sins of Politics

November 5, 2022 Uncategorized 0

Ideologies shaped in iniquity by Axel Weber and Dan Sanchez The nineteenth-century philosopher Joseph de Maistre once wrote “Every nation gets the government it deserves.” This is true in a ...

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The Three Traits of Tyranny

November 5, 2022 Uncategorized 0

According to John Locke and the American Founders by Dan Sanchez The American founders who drafted and signed the Declaration of Independence grounded their case for separating from Great Britain ...

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The Descent into Tyranny

November 5, 2022 Uncategorized 0

by Daniel Klein & Michael C. Munger When you lean over in a canoe on a river, the boat tilts but then rights itself. But if there is too much pressure on ...

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