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Of the Natural Rights of Individuals

By: TJ Martinell Do people exist for the sake of government? Or is it the other way around?  That’s the question James Wilson attempts to answer in his 1790 work, “Of the ...

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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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The Relationship Between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution

Rob Natelson This article originally appeared on the Independence Institute website. I’m sometimes asked about the relationship between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Their connection is not difficult ...

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Does The Ninth Amendment Constitutionally Protect Unenumerated Rights?

by Mike Rappaport Recently, I wrote a couple of posts on whether the Privileges or Immunities Clause protected unenumerated rights. In my view, the Clause does protect such rights, but ...

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My Congressman- Tired of The Willful Ignorance

KrisAnne Hall I am tired of the willful ignorance. I am tired of the avoidance of accountability. I am tired of the intentional feigning of ignorance... or the arrogant assertion ...

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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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Supreme Court Lets Trump’s Bump Stock Ban Stand

By: TJ Martinell WASHINGTON (March 31, 2019) – In the film Princess Bride, Wesley tells the revenge-bent Indigo Montoya to “get used to disappointment.” This is also good advice for ...

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Minnesota Committee Passes Bill to Reform Asset Forfeiture Laws, Opt Out of Federal Equitable Sharing Program

By: Mike Maharrey ST PAUL, Minn. (March 27, 2019) – A bill moving through the Minnesota House would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws to require a criminal conviction in most ...

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The Un-American Education System in America

by Jake MacAulay Have you ever asked the question “Just what makes you an American?” I believe it is ascribing to the doctrine of what the U.S. Code calls the ...

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Nullification vs the Fugitive Slave Act: Good Morning Liberty

By: Michael Boldin The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 counts as one of the most reprehensible laws in American history. But rather than wait for Congress to repeal it, or ...

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