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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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A Christmas Gift from James Madison: The Virginia Resolutions of 1798

By: Mike Maharrey Resolutions drafted by James Madison and passed by Virginia on Dec 21. and 24, 1798, answer a timeless question: What do we do when the federal government ...

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James Madison on War as a Great Threat to Liberty

October 3, 2019 James Madison / wAR pOWERS 0

By: Tenth Amendment Excerpted from Political Observations, 20 April 1795 Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops ...

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What Do We Do About it When the Feds Violate the Constitution?

By: Michael Boldin Most people tell us the way to deal with violations of the Constitution is to “vote the bums out” or to “sue them in federal court.” Most ...

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Once Upon a Time in America

By: Judge Andrew Napolitano There was a time in American history — nearly all of it up to the presidency of Woodrow Wilson — when the federal government followed basic ...

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Trump is Acting Like Obama on War Powers: Venezuela, Yemen, Libya, Syria and the Constitution

By: Michael Boldin Talking executive power, war and the Constitution on today’s episode of Good Morning Liberty for May 8, 2019. On Iran, Yemen and Venezuela, the Trump administration is ...

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