Did the Constitution Fail the People? Or Did the People Fail the Constitution?

By: Mike Maharrey Did the Constitution fail? A lot of people think it did. This popular quote by Lysander Spooner sums up the thoughts of many. “But whether the Constitution ...

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Patrick Henry’s Lesson on the Need for a Bill of Rights

By: TJ Martinell On June 12, 1788, Patrick Henry spoke during the Virginia Ratifying Convention, reiterating the need for a Bill of Rights in the proposed U.S. Constitution before its adoption. ...

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The Prophetic Anti-Federalist Warnings About Constitutional Taxing Power

August 6, 2022 Anti-Federalists / Taxation 0

By: Bob Fiedler In June 1794 the United States Congress passed a tax on the ownership of carriages. The tax called for a levy, “Upon all carriages for the conveyance of ...

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Would a federal Law legalizing abortion survive the Supreme Court?

August 6, 2022 Uncategorized 0

By: Rob Natelson Leading Democrats have announced they want a federal statute overruling state laws that restrict abortion. In other words, they want Congress to legalize nearly unrestricted abortion nationwide. Obviously, ...

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Court-packing is a terrible idea. FDR proved it.

August 4, 2022 Uncategorized 0

By OLIVER DUNFORD After the Supreme Court handed down its controversial Dobbs decision, reporters asked White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre if the president would consider adding more seats to the Supreme ...

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White House Launches Propaganda Campaign to Cover Up Recession

July 29, 2022 Economics 0

By: Mike Maharrey The Biden administration has launched a full-press propaganda campaign to convince you that the economy isn’t that bad. According to the White House spin team, you don’t have ...

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Federal Spending is the Problem with Inflation

By: Jacob Hornberger Both conservatives and progressives are lamenting the soaring prices in the American economy. Not surprisingly, many of them are blaming the problem on Covid and, of course, on ...

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Selective History in the Dobbs Dissent

July 27, 2022 Uncategorized 0

by Justin Buckley Dyer This essay is part of an ongoing partnership between Law & Liberty and the James Wilson Institute on Natural Rights and the American Founding. Essays in this series explore ...

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Today in History: New York Ratifies the Constitution

By: Mike Maharrey On this date in 1788, New York became the 11th state to ratify the Constitution. The Constitution narrowly won approval by a 30-27 vote on July 26, 1788, ...

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John Roberts’s Moderate Gambit

July 25, 2022 Uncategorized 0

by Andy Smarick During the oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, Chief Justice Roberts asked the attorney defending Mississippi’s abortion law what, at the time, seemed a peculiar question. "On stare ...

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