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Despite What They Tell You: The Constitution Never Discriminated Against Women

By: Rob Natelson One way some writers try to discredit the Constitution is to assert that the document’s original meaning discriminated against women. Thus, a 2011 Time Magazine cover story claimed that “The [Constitution’s] ...

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Embracing what the Founders Sought to Destroy

By: Michael Boldin The Founding generation fought a long, bloody war to free themselves from an empire – the largest government in history at the time. Today, they’re probably rolling in ...

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Constitution Research Guide: How to Read an 18th Century Legal Document

By: Michael Boldin How do you get to the original, legal meaning of a word, phrase, article, clause or section of the Constitution? Following the advice of the founders – ...

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Early Americans Would Have Rejected the U.S. Government of Today

By: Jacob Hornberger Even though most Americans are obviously unhappy with the federal government, many of them don’t question the structure of the government itself. Their ire is directed toward ...

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Want to Understand the Constitution? Don’t Ask a Lawyer!

By: Mike Maharrey Most Americans say the Constitution is important. Most Americans say it’s crucial for the government to stay within its constitutional bounds. But what exactly are the constitutional ...

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10 Founders on Obedience and Resistance

By: Michael Boldin We often hear from people that nullification is chaos, disobedience is a tool of the left, and instead of refusing to comply, people need to change politicians ...

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Should we interpret the Constitution so the feds can oversee everything affecting more than one state?

By: Rob Natelson The Constitution lists powers it grants to the federal government, reserving the rest in the states and the people. Over the last few decades, some federal powers—particularly ...

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4 Founders on the President and War Powers under the Constitution

By: Michael Boldin A lot of “experts” want you to believe that under Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution the executive branch rarely – if ever – needs to ...

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