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Vermont Bill Would Ban “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

By: Mike Maharrey MONTPELIER, Vt. (March 15, 2019) – A bill introduced in the Vermont House would ban “material support or resources” for warrantless federal surveillance programs. This is an essential step every ...

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Competing Conceptions of Union and Ordered Liberty in The Webster-Hayne Debate

by Aaron N. Coleman Herman Belz’s The Webster-Hayne Debate on the Nature of the Union is the first document collection included in Liberty Fund’s series of Liberty Classics. This is ...

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Empowering the State Will Not Advance Social Conservatism

by John O. McGinnis Ross Douthat has called attention to a growing number of conservatives, particularly religious conservatives, who are calling for more state power to advance conservative ends. They see ...

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Federal Vaccine Mandates: A Slippery Slope That Violates Informed Consent and State Sovereignty

By: Davis Taylor There is a strong move afoot to impose federal vaccination mandates. This is a slippery slope that would violate both the principle of informed consent and state ...

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Trashing the 12th Amendment with the National Popular Vote

By Publius Huldah The compact for a National Popular Vote (NPV) is a destructive scheme. Yet it’s been approved by several States; and is pending in others. Since the text ...

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Missouri Bill Takes on Federal Gun Control: Past, Present and Future

By: Mike Maharrey JEFFERSON CITY. Mo. (Feb. 28, 2019) – A bill introduced in the Missouri House would set the foundation to create a “gun rights sanctuary state” by banning ...

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The Bladensburg Cross and the Wall That Couldn’t Stand

By: Jackson Pemberton There is a reason that the “wall of separation between church and state” cannot take down the Bladensburg Peace Cross memorial. Yet, even SCOTUS seems unaware of ...

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Signed By the Governor: Wyoming Law Authorizes Bear Hunt Despite Federal Court Ruling

By: Mike Maharrey CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Feb. 22, 2019) – Last week, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon signed a bill into law that sets the stage to authorize a grizzly bear hunt ...

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Gun Grabbers Admit Feds Can’t Enforce Laws Without State and Local Support

By: Mike Maharrey The federal government needs state and local support to enforce gun laws and the anti-gun lobby knows it. On February 12, around 450 supporters of the Missouri chapter ...

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Chisholm v. Georgia (1793) in a Nutshell

By: Dave Benner In 1793, a controversial Supreme Court opinion convinced Congress to amend the Constitution to provide a more explicit safeguard for federalism. Indeed, even Federalists considered the majority ...

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