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The Court and the Fed: Our Own Aristocratic Element

July 10, 2019 Uncategorized 0

by John O. McGinnis The idea of a mixed regime goes back to ancient times. Philosophers contrasted pure regimes, like democracy or oligarchy, with those that combined different classes, such ...

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Dueling Originalists (and Justice Thomas on Stare Decisis) in Gamble v. United States

June 24, 2019 Uncategorized 0

By: Michael D. Ramsey The Supreme Court’s decision Monday in Gamble v. United States confirms the validity of the “dual sovereigns” doctrine: that successive prosecutions in state and federal court for the ...

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How do we protect our rights?

by James D. Best We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among ...

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Why the Founders Wanted You to Own Military-Style Weapons

By: TJ Martinell Two hundred and twenty-seven years ago this month, the U.S. Congress passed the Militia Acts of 1792. This pair of bills authorized the president to lead the ...

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Fix Education by Radical Decentralization

May 13, 2019 Uncategorized 0

By: Justin Spears Almost everybody admits that the American school system underperforms. “Reform” is almost universally prescribed as the solution. But in other walks of life, bad ideas are not ...

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Constitution 101: The Electoral College

April 1, 2019 Uncategorized 2

By: Mike Maharrey When you head to the polls and vote for the president, you don’t actually vote for the president. You vote for a slate of electors who select ...

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

December 22, 2018 Uncategorized 0

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 oversteps ...

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12/12 Will SCOTUS Disarm Executive Agencies?

December 13, 2018 Uncategorized 0

SCOTUS has chosen a case that could overturn decades of bad precedent and tyrannical regulations. Let's look at this case and see where it comes from and where it might ...

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Support BBFL While Shopping on Amazon !

November 26, 2018 Uncategorized 0

Did you know your purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to Building Blocks for Liberty when you do your holiday shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/47-1379877. You can do your holiday shopping ...

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Our low-IQ elites strike again: our acting Atty Gen supports nullification!

November 14, 2018 Uncategorized 0

By: Thomas Woods Evidently the acting Attorney General believes, correctly, that the states have the power to nullify unconstitutional federal laws. So the usual suspects went berserk, and trotted out ...

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