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The Values in the Constitution

The Declaration of Independence expressed a common American creed: All are born equal before God and the law, God bestows humans with natural rights, some of these rights are unalienable ...

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The Ninth Amendment and the Right of Local Self-Government

The Ninth Amendment guarantees the right of local self-government in all matters not expressly prohibited to the states or clearly delegated to the federal government. The drafter of the Ninth ...

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Federalism Is the Best Step

Although the word Federalism does not appear in the Constitution, federalism is the best practice, it is one of the most important and innovative concepts in it.  When the Constitution ...

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If Our Republic’s Constitution Still Matters…

December 31, 2020 AMERICAN LIBERTY / RULE OF LAW 0

It Is Time for a Constitutional Confederation of States by Mark Alexander — The Patriot Post “The crisis is arrived when we must assert our rights, or submit to every ...

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Should we interpret the Constitution so the feds can oversee everything affecting more than one state?

By: Rob Natelson The Constitution lists powers it grants to the federal government, reserving the rest in the states and the people. Over the last few decades, some federal powers—particularly ...

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Forgotten Founder: James Iredell

October 6, 2019 Founders 0

By: Michael Boldin Born October 5, 1751 – Iredell rose to prominence at just 23 years old, was a leading thinker on issues like sovereignty and federalism, and was one ...

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The 9th Amendment: Partner to the 10th

October 3, 2019 9th Amendment 0

By: Michael Boldin Few parts of the Constitution have been so misunderstood as the Ninth Amendment in the Bill of Rights. With its 21 words the 9th Amendment reads; “The ...

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The Founders Interpret the Constitution: The Division of Federal and State Powers

by Robert G. Natelson Note from the Editor:  This article surveys ratification-era statements by defenders of the proposed Constitution enumerating powers that would be reserved to the states. It argues ...

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