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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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Necessary is Supposed to Mean Necessary

By: Michael Boldin When the Constitution was ratified, the word necessary meant, well, necessary.  But in the dystopian “future” we live under today, words don’t mean what they actually mean. They ...

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Second Amendment: Revisiting the Original Congressional Debates

October 27, 2022 2nd Amendment 0

By: TJ Martinell Second Amendment scholars and historians have almost completely skipped over a detailed analysis of the debates in the First Congress. What wasn’t discussed might be as important as ...

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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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Necessary Does not Mean Useful or Convenient

September 24, 2022 Uncategorized 0

By: TJ Martinell One of the most famous and important Supreme Court opinions is from the 1819 McCulloch v. Maryland case. It set the stage for massive expansion of federal power by incorrectly ...

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Did the Constitution Fail the People? Or Did the People Fail the Constitution?

By: Mike Maharrey Did the Constitution fail? A lot of people think it did. This popular quote by Lysander Spooner sums up the thoughts of many. “But whether the Constitution ...

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The Tyranny of the Majority

July 25, 2022 Uncategorized 0

By: Judge Andrew Napolitano “Which is better — to be ruled by one tyrant three thousand miles away, or three thousand tyrants one mile away?” -Rev. Mather Blyes (1706-1788) Does it ...

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The 2nd Amendment: 3 main reasons it exists

June 22, 2022 Uncategorized 0

By: Michael Boldin 1. Individual, natural right of self-defense. 2. In defense of liberty, the union, and the states. 3. To prevent the “greatest threat to liberty” – large standing armies. ...

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Refuse to Cooperate: How the Colonies Responded to the Boston Port Act

By: Mike Maharrey James Madison gave us a blueprint to stop “unwarrantable” government actions (or even “warrantable” actions that happen to be unpopular) in Federalist #46. Madison wrote that “a refusal to cooperate with ...

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Lysander Spooner’s Strategy to Stop Unconstitutional Acts

June 2, 2022 Strategery 0

By: Mike Maharrey Resist. That was Lysander Spooner’s strategy to stop unconstitutional acts that was very much in line with James Madison and other prominent founders. Spooner was a prominent 19th-century ...

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