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Patrick Henry Warns of a “Great and Mighty Empire”

By: TJ Martinell On June 5, 1788, Patrick Henry gave a speech at the Virginia Ratifying Convention warning that “consolidation” – centralizing of power – would turn the United States into a dangerous ...

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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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The Struggle for Ratification: Advocates and Opponents Debate Judicial Review (Part 1)

By: Bob Fiedler One of the most striking and unique and hotly debated aspects of the American system of government is judicial review. Where precisely does this doctrine arise from? Technically, ...

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