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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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Thomas Jefferson’s First Inaugural Address: 13 “Essential Principles”

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By: Michael Boldin President Thomas Jefferson gave his first inaugural address on March 4, 1801. While other presidential addresses and warnings might be more well-known – Jefferson emphasized what he ...

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Thomas Jefferson vs the Barbary Pirates

By: Michael Boldin Many people who support unconstitutional executive war powers like to claim that Thomas Jefferson took the same approach in the early 1800s against the Barbary pirates. But, ...

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Today in History: Kentucky Resolutions Passed on Nov. 10, 1798

By: Mike Maharrey Would the proposed Constitution create the limited federal government promised? That was the central question facing the ratifying conventions as America considered adopting the new Constitution. Those ...

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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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Step by Step for Liberty: Small Things Grow Great by Concord

By: Michael Boldin "Let us remember that if we suffer tamely a lawless attack upon our liberty, we encourage it, and involve others in our doom!" Writing as Candidus in ...

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The First Question We Should Always Ask

By: Mike Maharrey| Here is the first question you should ask about any proposal made by any person in the federal government. Is this authorized by the constitution? Not “Do I ...

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Thomas Jefferson’s Strategy for Nullification

By: Michael Boldin While Thomas Jefferson is widely seen as the founder who first formalized the principles of nullification – on paper. But he never gave us a step-by-step plan ...

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