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The Constitution: A Fixed Point of Reference

Land surveying depends on fixed reference points. In the U.S., you will often find these points marked by cast metal disks embedded in rock, or placed on concrete pillars or ...

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James Madison and the Case Against Compromise

Over the three days spanning from July 2 to July 5, 1787, the attendees at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia approved a resolution that would sufficiently satisfy the demands of ...

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Constitutional Sleight of Hand: The Evolution of Implied Powers

The U.S. Constitution is a truly unique instrument — not least for its place as a written, and therefore limited grant of authority to the government. This is in stark ...

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Restore the Republic

With the auspicious exit of all U.S. forces from Afghanistan, the American people have a grand opportunity — one that should be seized and not squandered. That opportunity is to ...

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Federal Judges Protect and Defend Precedent

A nominee for a seat on a U.S. Court of Appeals revealed exactly why we can’t count on federal judges to “protect and defend” the Constitution. Their commitment is to ...

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Law to End State Cooperation with the Enforcement of Presidential Executive Orders

BISMARCK, N.D. (Aug. 1, 2021) – Today a North Dakota law that creates a process to end state cooperation with the enforcement of presidential executive orders went into effect. The ...

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True Civil Libertarians Must Oppose the IRS

Progressives who work to end individual rights violations committed by the NSA, FBI, DEA, CIA, and other federal agencies usually overlook, or even support, the routine violations of Americans’ rights ...

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Authoritarians Drunk on Power

It is time to recalibrate the government. For years now, we have suffered the injustices, cruelties, corruption and abuse of an entrenched government bureaucracy that has no regard for the ...

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The Fourth Amendment

Restoring the Fourth Amendment’s Oath or Affirmation Clause

The Fourth Amendment’s requirements for obtaining a warrant have been subverted in practice and in legal theory. That’s the argument made in  “The Broken Fourth Amendment's Oath” paper written by ...

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Alexander Hamilton’s “Implied Powers” Wrecked the Constitution

By: Mike Maharrey During the ratification debates, supporters of the Constitution insisted that the new general government would only exercise the powers explicitly enumerated in the document. But less than three years ...

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