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The Original Meaning of “High Crimes and Misdemeanors,” Part I

by Michael Stokes Paulsen I am in the midst of a series on the constitutional power of impeachment. A quick review: My first post set forth my core thesis – that ...

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The Original Meaning of “High Crimes and Misdemeanors,” Part II

by Michael Stokes Paulsen Yesterday, I set forth the evidence of a four-hundred year English backdrop history of use of the language “high crimes and misdemeanors” as a standard for ...

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Restricting Freedom Didn’t Defeat Covid

May 18, 2021 Covid / Government 0

The following article from Law and Liberty discusses the despotism and lawlessness that followed the announcement of Covid, while attempting to defeat an invisible enemy. I am adding a few ...

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Government Help: Breaking Your Legs and Giving You a Wheelchair

May 18, 2020 Economy / Government 0

By: Mike Maharrey Remember all of the government bailouts and stimulus in response to the 2008 financial crisis? Conservatives threw a fit. The Tea Party movement grew out of worry ...

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The Federal Government Has a Negative Net Worth of $21.5 Trillion

April 16, 2019 Debt / Deficit / Government / Spending 0

By: Mike Maharrey The net worth of the U.S. federal government comes in at negative $21.5 trillion. This according to the Financial Report of the United States Government recently released by the U.S. Treasury ...

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What is “Federalism”?

by Publius Huldah I’ll explain it:  With our Constitution, we created a federal  FORM of government:  A federation of Sovereign States united together ONLY for those limited purposes enumerated in ...

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Ordered Liberty and the Demands of Law

by Adam J. MacLeod Ordered liberty flourishes where people govern themselves according to reason. Self-governing people make—design, craft, and promulgate—law to govern their own and others’ choices and actions. The ...

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Alabama Committee Passes Bill to End Common Core

By: Mike Maharrey MONTGOMERY, Ala. (March 21, 2019) – Yesterday, an Alabama Senate Committee unanimously passed a bill that would end Common Core in the state. Sen. Del Marsh (R-Anniston) ...

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Presidential Budgets: When A Cut isn’t a Cut

March 21, 2019 Debt / Deficit / Government / Spending 0

By: Mike Maharrey Remember when a budget cut was actually a cut in spending rather than a cut in the expected increase in spending? President Trump’s proposed budget calls for ...

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The Founders’ Understanding of “Invasion”

March 18, 2019 Founders / Government / History 0

By: Dave Benner Even by the middle of the 18th century, the English language lacked a widely-used set of standard definitions to English words. While English dictionaries existed, those that ...

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