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To the Governor: Alabama Bill Would Ban Enforcement of Gun Control by Executive Order

By: Mike Maharrey MONTGOMERY, Ala. (April 8, 2022) – Yesterday, the Alabama Senate gave final approval to a bill that would prohibit state and local enforcement of federal gun control by ...

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Separation of Powers: A “Dogmatic Maxim” in the Constitution

By: Michael Boldin James Madison considered the separation of powers so important he not only called it a “dogmatic maxim,” he expressly included it as part of his proposed amendments for ...

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James Madison and the Case Against Compromise

Over the three days spanning from July 2 to July 5, 1787, the attendees at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia approved a resolution that would sufficiently satisfy the demands of ...

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James Madison and the Case Against Compromise

Over the three days spanning from July 2 to July 5, 1787, the attendees at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia approved a resolution that would sufficiently satisfy the demands of ...

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James Madison: Four Steps to Stop Federal Programs

By: Michael Boldin Writing in Federalist #46, James Madison provided a 4-step strategy to bring down federal programs, whether they’re merely unpopular, or unconstitutional. Here’s what he had to say in the ...

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James Madison: How to Defeat Federal Programs

By: Michael Boldin In response to the hated Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798, on Dec 21 and Christmas Eve, Virginia passed a series of resolutions penned by James Madison. Learn ...

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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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