A Pox on Both Your Houses, Part II: Anti-Originalist Historians

May 17, 2018 Constitution / History 0

In my last post, I described how the anti-historical bent of some originalists was undermining their credibility, qua originalists. In this post, I hope to show how the anti-originalist historians, ...

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New Info on the Constitution’s Ratification. Part I: South Carolina

May 15, 2018 Constitution / History 0

Judges and lawyers sometimes refer to the “intent of the framers” or the “original meaning” when describing how we should read the U.S. Constitution. However, if you want to apply ...

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Today in History: The Philadelphia Convention Convenes

May 15, 2018 Constitution / History 1

On May 14, 1787, delegates from the several states convened in Philadelphia, forming a convention with the initial aim of proposing amendments to the Articles of Confederation. Over the course ...

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Governors Should Veto National Guard Deployments More Often

April 30, 2018 History 2

by Ryan McMaken, Mises Institute Donald Trump and California Governor Jerry Brown have failed to come to an agreement over how California National Guard troops should be used at the US-Mexico border. Gov. ...

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The Origins of “Militia” in the Second Amendment

April 30, 2018 Constitution / History 0

by Ryan McMaken, Mises Institute While apparently waiting for a taxi, or to be seated for lunch, Larry King was accosted by TMZ in a discussion which eventually led to King declaring that the ...

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Today in History: Patrick Henry’s “Give me Liberty” Speech

March 25, 2018 History 0

On March 23, 1775, tensions in Virginia were at their highest point during the imperial crisis with Britain. The House of Burgesses, the state’s elected assembly, was about to make ...

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16 Choice Quotes from James Madison, the “Father of the Constitution”

March 18, 2018 History 2

March 4th marks the anniversary of the beginning of government under the U.S. Constitution in 1789. It seldom gets any popular attention. But it certainly deserves some, especially in an ...

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On this day in 1770

March 5, 2018 History 0

Today in history, Mar. 5, 1770, a violent incident unfolded on Boston’s King Street, where an agitated group of colonists swarmed around a group of British regulars. This came to ...

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Importance of the Founding Documents

May 30, 2017 History 0

No documents have had a greater influence on the citizens of our country than the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. The Declaration of Independence marked the birth of ...

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Reading the Bill of Rights

April 8, 2017 History 1

Reading the Bill of Rights, the first amendments of the US Constitution

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