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Thomas Paine: Fear, Government Power and Standing Armies

September 9, 2022 Federal Power / Thomas Paine 0

By: Mike Maharrey From the earliest days of the republic, politicians have used fear to expand government power. This was the strategy the Federalist Party used to get a standing army. ...

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Weaponizing the Bureaucracy: Who Will Protect Us from the Government’s Standing Army?

By: John Whitehead   “A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.” -James Madison   The IRS has stockpiled 4,500 guns and five ...

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The Federal Government is too Big; George Mason Warned Us

August 27, 2022 Federal Power / George Mason 0

By: Mike Maharrey Many antifederalists warned us about the dangers of centralized power. And George Mason was one of the most prominent. They called this centralization of power in the general ...

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Taxation: The Price We Pay…

May 9, 2022 Federal Power / Taxation 0

By: Mike Maharrey Tax day 2021 came and went. I don’t know about you, but my wallet is lighter. As always, I had to write a big check to the IRS. ...

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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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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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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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Washington DC’s Imperial Power Over the States

November 23, 2021 Federal Power 0

In an article published by the Mises Wire, Jeff Deist wrote something quite profound. “D.C. is very much an imperial power with respect to the fifty states, not just in the Middle ...

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The Police State’s Reign of Terror Continues, With Help from the Supreme Court

November 23, 2021 Federal Power / Judiciary / Police State 0

You think you’ve got rights? Think again. All of those freedoms we cherish—the ones enshrined in the Constitution, the ones that affirm our right to free speech and assembly, due ...

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The Most Essential Danger

January 27, 2021 Federal Power 0

By: Mike Maharrey Anybody spending any time in the south knows all about Kudzu. The vine covers pretty much everything along some stretches of roadway in Georgia, Alabama and other southeastern ...

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