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This Is What Winning Looks Like! By: Mike Maharrey

When President Trump signed legislation legalizing industrial hemp into law, it was a huge win for liberty. And it happened because state’s acted first. Make no mistake; hemp isn’t federally legal now ...

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Bringing Natural Law to the Nations by Samuel Gregg

During periods of resurgent national feeling, it’s common for enthusiasts of liberal international order and human rights activists to begin emphasizing the importance of international law and the way they ...

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Common Sense: A Concise Defense of the Patriot Cause By: Dave Benner

January 10, 2019 Constitution / Government / History 0

Today in 1776, Thomas Paine anonymously published a pamphlet called “Common Sense.” It was a concise defense of the patriot cause. After emigrating from England two years prior with the ...

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The Constitutionality of A Presidential State of Emergency By KrisAnne Hall, JD

January 9, 2019 Constitution / POTUS 0

My inbox is being inundated with the question de jure: “If President Trump declares a ‘State of Emergency’ to build the wall on the border of Mexico, is that Constitutional?”  ...

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Disenfranchising The Voters- Destroying the Electoral College By KrisAnne Hall, JD

The State of Oregon House passed legislation (HB 2927) that would make Oregon award its Electoral College votes only to presidential candidates who win the national popular vote. According to ...

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Key To Understanding the Constitution By KrisAnne Hall, JD

When a woman asked Benjamin Franklin, a founder of our Constitutional Republic, what kind of government the States created, he answered, “A Republic, if you can keep it.”  The key ...

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Nullification vs Slavery: The Michigan Personal Freedom Act of 1855

The Michigan Personal Freedom Act of 1855 defied the hated fugitive slave act and helped nullify it in practice. In 1850, Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act, denying any semblance ...

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Trashing the 12th Amendment with the National Popular Vote

By Publius Huldah The compact for a National Popular Vote (NPV) is a destructive scheme. Yet it’s been approved by several States; and is pending in others. Since the text ...

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Michael Dorf, Precedent, and the Original Meaning

January 4, 2019 Constitution / SCOTUS 0

by Mike Rappaport Recently, Michael Dorf wrote an interesting post about originalism and precedent. Dorf’s post raises some significant points about this crucial area for originalists. Here I would like ...

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Madison’s Attack On Government Suppression Of Dissent Is Still Relevant Today

January 4, 2019 Constitution / Government / History 0

Jim Huntzinger What is government?   Perhaps the great Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises stated it best when he, in quite a Lockean affirmation, wrote, “Government is essentially the negation ...

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