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Indian Child Welfare Act: Another case of Congress’s overreach goes to the Supreme Court

By: Rob Natelson The federal Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) is a classic instance of congressional overreach: It imposes sweeping child adoption rules on the states and has caused extreme hardship ...

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How the Supreme Court Rewrote the Constitution Part VII: Concentration Camps and the End

By: Rob Natelson This is the last installment in a series on the nadir, or low point, of the U.S. Supreme Court. This was the period from 1937 to 1944, when ...

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How the Supreme Court Rewrote the Constitution Part V: Killing Economic Freedom

By: Rob Natelson The first, second, third, and fourth installments in this series described how the Constitution established a relatively small federal government with limited powers and how President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal challenged that ...

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The Constitution: A Fixed Point of Reference

By: Mike Maharrey 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 ...

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Mark Meckler’s “COS” Board Member Has Drafted New Constitution Which Imposes Gun Control

By Publius Huldah (Joanna Martin, J.D.) Our Framers understood that a free State cannot exist without an armed and trained populace (i.e., the Militia). Accordingly, they wrote a Constitution which ...

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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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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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Federal Reserve and Enumerated Powers

By: Mike Maharrey The Federal Reserve is the engine that drives the biggest, most powerful government in the history of the world. We can trace the origins of the federal reserve back to ...

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Read the Commerce Clause in the Light Cast by the Other Parts of Our Constitution

By Publius Huldah The parts of our federal Constitution are so interrelated that it is impossible to understand a single clause therein without considering all of the other provisions of ...

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Back to Tenther Basics

By: Mike Maharrey It’s been a while since I talked about the fundamentals of nullification. I hit all the high points in this interview, from the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions ...

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