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Unraveling the “One Nation” Myth

By: Mike Maharrey You’ve been lied to. America is not “one nation.” I know this feels shocking. You’ve proclaimed the United States of America is “one nation, under God, indivisible” your ...

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Six Must Read Sources from Thomas Jefferson and James Madison

By: Michael Boldin Most people today have little to no familiarity with any of the principles that influenced the founders. Below, you’ll find 6 important resources hand-picked by Thomas Jefferson and ...

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The Foundation: Essential Principles for Liberty

August 5, 2023 Founding Principles 0

By: Michael Boldin Corruption and repression, weighted down by a massive bureaucracy – it’s all around us and getting worse year by year. But an alternative to total tyranny – while ...

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Thomas Jefferson and James Madison’s “Must Read” Sources to Understand Liberty and American Government

August 4, 2023 Founding Principles 0

By: Mike Maharrey How can we learn about the founding principles and the meaning of the Constitution? Minutes from an 1825 meeting of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors shed some ...

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The ideas that formed the Constitution: Public Education

By: Rob Natelson This is the last in the series on “The Ideas That Formed the Constitution.” It applies the series’ lessons to how we educate our young. The U.S. Constitution ...

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ATF Pistol Brace Rule: An “Experiment of your Disposition”

By: Michael Boldin With an enforcement deadline looming at the end of May, potentially affecting millions of stabilizing braces, the new ATF rule is – as the founders told us – ...

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The Militia vs. The Standing Army: Does the Distinction Matter?

By: TJ Martinell Within the debate over the meaning of the Second Amendment, a lot of attention gets paid to the phrase “well-regulated militia.” Most of the time, the focus is ...

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The ideas that formed the Constitution: Vattel and the Law of Nations

By: Rob Natelson Within the Constitution’s text are meanings most purported constitutional experts never see. They fail to see those meanings because they don’t take the trouble to learn enough about ...

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Refuting the “Second Amendment Protected Slavery” Argument Part II: The Virginia Ratifying Convention

By: TJ Martinell Note: This is the second in a three-part series examining a pro-slavery interpretation of the Second Amendment that persists to this day. You can read part 1 HERE. The ...

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Refuting the Claim that the Second Amendment was Intended to Protect Slavery

By: TJ Martinell Note: This is the first in a three-part series examining a false “pro-slavery” interpretation of the Second Amendment that persists to this day. In efforts to undermine the ...

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