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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Defend the Guard: A Powerful Check on Unconstitutional War Powers

October 27, 2022 Militia 0

By: Mike Maharrey Presidential administrations come and go but the war machine churns relentlessly on. “Defend the Guard” legislation can throw a monkey wrench in its cogs. Defend the Guard is ...

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The Destructive Legacy of the Federal Taxing Power

By: Bob Fiedler How many people stop to consider if there are any restrictions on what or how the federal government can tax? Does the Constitution for the United States allow ...

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Understanding the Constitution: Originalism’s Long History and Tradition

October 27, 2022 Uncategorized 0

By: Rob Natelson Several Supreme Court justices—most consistently Clarence Thomas—describe themselves as “originalists.” In a prior Epoch Times column, I answered the question, “What is Originalism? I wrote: “Although originalists disagree among themselves ...

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No Place Like Rome: How Classic Republicanism Influenced the Founding Fathers

September 24, 2022 Uncategorized 0

By: Bob Fiedler It has become commonplace for people to explain the current condition of the United States with allusions to the decline of the Roman Empire. But few talk about ...

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