Federal Farmer: A Confederated Republic or Consolidation?

By: TJ Martinell During the Constitution’s ratification process, there was little to no debate about the type of government desired. Whether antifederalist or federalist, both sides fundamentally advocated for a federal ...

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The First Amendment’s Wall of Separation

March 15, 2023 1st Amendment 0

By: Mike Maharrey In an 1802 letter to the Danbury Baptist Association, Thomas Jefferson wrote, “I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their ...

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Jury Nullification: The Constitutional Judgment of Juries

By: TJ Martinell The right of jury nullification is considered by many to be the “last bastion” of liberty and a final check against government oppression. But does this apply to ...

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State of the Nullification Movement Report

January 21, 2023 Liberty 0

Get it here (right-click to download) – or scroll down for the full report via Scribd .pdf format (right-click to download and save) How to upload to your Kindle device or app click ...

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The ideas that formed the Constitution: Cicero

January 12, 2023 Cicero 0

By: Rob Natelson The first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth essays in this series addressed the influence on the Constitution of four leading Greek thinkers. There is one more Greek on our list, the biographer Plutarch. He lived ...

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The Upside-Down Constitution and Its Critics

January 6, 2023 Constitution 0

by Michael S. Greve In revisiting The Upside-Down Constitution ten years after I put that baby to bed, I am violating time-honored principles of sensible authorial conduct. One, as a great Dane ...

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Resistance is Crucial to the Advancement of Liberty

November 26, 2022 Uncategorized 0

By: Mike Maharrey Patrick Henry told us that “government is no more than a choice among evils.” Thomas Paine held the same view. In Common Sense, he wrote, “Society in every state ...

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Absolute Federal Supremacy: The Myth That Just Won’t Go Away

November 26, 2022 Constitution / Supremacy Clause 0

By: Mike Maharrey It never goes away – the myth of absolute federal supremacy. I got an email from a Tenth Amendment Center volunteer in Illinois last week. He has been ...

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The ideas that formed the Constitution

By: Rob Natelson Who created the ideas behind the U.S. Constitution? The history books relate how the Constitution was composed by its 55 “framers” from May 25 to Sept. 17, 1787. ...

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When the feds violate the Constitution, should we blame the Constitution?

By Publius Huldah In Rob Natelson’s paper [link], “The Solution is a Convention of the States”, he makes claims about what our Framers said is the purpose of amendments to our ...

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