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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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Setting a Foundation: The Virginia Declaration of Rights

By: Mike Maharrey On June 12, 1776, the Virginia House of Burgesses passed the Virginia Declaration of Rights. It is arguably the most important founding document that most people have never heard ...

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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 VI: Crushing Civil Liberties

March 17, 2022 Court Cases / History / Judiciary 0

By: Rob Natelson The first, second, third, fourth and fifth installments  in this series traced how the Supreme Court responded to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s efforts to break constitutional limits and create a powerful federal government. After trying ...

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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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George Washington’s First Final Farewell

January 8, 2022 George Washington / History 0

By: Joe Wolverton, II A generation after George Washington’s Christmastime farewell to his troops and to the Congress who commissioned him in 1775, Clement Clarke Moore penned the iconic poem he ...

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How the Washington Administration Responded to an “Insurrection”

January 27, 2021 George Washington / History 0

By: TJ Martinell The recent protests and storming of the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 produced a hysterical reaction from both pundits and the federal government. This contrasts wildly with ...

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Today in History: James Madison Vetoes “Bonus Bill” as Unconstitutional

March 7, 2020 History / James Madison 0

By: Dave Benner Today in 1817, President James Madison vetoed the Bonus Bill of 1817 – a plan that called for the federal construction of various roads, bridges, and canals ...

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The Historical Use of “Red Flag” Laws

By: Rob Natelson Under pressure to “do something” about mass killings, some Republican politicians have followed their Democrat counterparts by endorsing red flag laws. These laws authorize confiscation of firearms ...

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Today in History: 14th Amendment Ratified. Or Was it?

By: Dave Benner Today in 1868, the United States general government claimed that the 14th Amendment had received the endorsement of the requisite number of states to add it to ...

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