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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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Patrick Henry Demands a Bill of Rights

By: TJ Martinell On June 7, 1788, Patrick Henry delivered one of many long speeches at the Virginia Ratifying Convention, demanding the inclusion of a Bill of Rights in the proposed U.S. Constitution ...

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Separation of Powers: A “Dogmatic Maxim” in the Constitution

By: Michael Boldin James Madison considered the separation of powers so important he not only called it a “dogmatic maxim,” he expressly included it as part of his proposed amendments for ...

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The Biggest Threat to Our Freedom and Well-Being

By: Jacob Hornberger There are some important things to note about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  Our rights do not come from the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. ...

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1984 The Operation Manual for the Omnipresent Surveillance State

1984 by George Orwell has become an operation manual for the omnipresent  surveillance state  made up of government and corporations. It’s been more than 70 years since Orwell—dying, beset by ...

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The Incorporation Doctrine Broke the Constitutional System

By: Mike Maharrey I think centralizing power is always a net loss for liberty. So did the founding generation. This is why the framers of the Constitution emphatically rejected a ...

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The Incorporation Doctrine and the Bill of Rights

By: Mike Maharrey In a previous Constitution 101 post, I established that the Bill of Rights was not originally intended to apply to the states. But lawyers and other supporters of ...

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A Time to Disobey

by Kurt T. Lash - Law & Liberty There are two ways to think about the current shut-down and its effect on religious liberty. One way views the matter through ...

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Three Reminders from The Bill of Rights

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By: Jacob Hornberger As a condition for accepting the Constitution, the American people demanded the enactment of the Bill of Rights immediately after ratification of the Constitution. They had been ...

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How do we protect our rights?

by James D. Best We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among ...

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