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Setting a Foundation: The Virginia Declaration of Rights

By: Mike Maharrey On June 12, 1776, the Virginia House of Burgesses passed the Virginia Declaration of Rights. It is arguably the most important founding document that most people have never heard ...

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Refuse to Cooperate: How the Colonies Responded to the Boston Port Act

By: Mike Maharrey James Madison gave us a blueprint to stop “unwarrantable” government actions (or even “warrantable” actions that happen to be unpopular) in Federalist #46. Madison wrote that “a refusal to cooperate with ...

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Tyrants Always Want to Track and Take your Guns

By: Michael Boldin If we adopted the attitude of the founders, all guns would be undetectable to the government. If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard plenty about the new ATF ...

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10th Amendment Essentials: Sovereignty and Resistance

By: Michael Boldin “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” ...

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The Midnight Ride of Jack Jouett that Saved Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry

By: Joe Wolverton, II Listen, my children, and you shall hear of the midnight ride of — Jack Jouett? Jouett’s mission, like that of his more famous fellow horseman, was to warn ...

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Lee Resolution and Independence

On June 7, 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia, introduced the Lee resolution in the Second Continental Congress proposing independence for the American colonies. Acting under the instruction of the ...

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America’s Revolutionary Founders Would Be Anti-Government Extremists Today

June 30, 2020 American Revolution 0

By: John Whitehead Had the Declaration of Independence been written today, it would have rendered its signers extremists or terrorists, resulting in them being placed on a government watch list, ...

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The American Revolution Was a Constitutional Crisis

By: Mike Maharrey At its core, the American Revolution was a constitutional crisis. The British system of government during the colonial era was a constitutional system, but not in the ...

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250th Anniversary of the Boston Massacre

March 7, 2020 American Revolution 0

By: Joe Wolverton, II You can still see the spot. If you take the Freedom Trail tour in Boston, a uniformed park ranger will let you stand right on the ...

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Today in History: Treaty of Paris Signed, Formally Ending War for Independence

By: Dave Benner Today in history, on September 3 1783, the Treaty of Paris was signed, formally ending the American War for Independence the next year. In 1781, a major ...

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