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James Madison and the Case Against Compromise

Over the three days spanning from July 2 to July 5, 1787, the attendees at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia approved a resolution that would sufficiently satisfy the demands of ...

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Benjamin Franklin on “Doing Good to the Poor”

The federal government lacks any legitimate constitutional authority to establish welfare programs for the poor. Not only that, the federal welfare system fails in its promise to “help the poor” ...

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James Madison and the Case Against Compromise

Over the three days spanning from July 2 to July 5, 1787, the attendees at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia approved a resolution that would sufficiently satisfy the demands of ...

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The Anti-Commandeering Doctrine Isn’t About Constitutionality

August 17, 2021 Anti-commandeering 0

State and local governments can legally refuse to cooperate with the enforcement of federal laws and the implementation of federal programs. And this is key – whether those laws or programs ...

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Alexander Hamilton’s “Implied Powers” Wrecked the Constitution

By: Mike Maharrey During the ratification debates, supporters of the Constitution insisted that the new general government would only exercise the powers explicitly enumerated in the document. But less than three years ...

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James Madison: Four Steps to Stop Federal Programs

By: Michael Boldin Writing in Federalist #46, James Madison provided a 4-step strategy to bring down federal programs, whether they’re merely unpopular, or unconstitutional. Here’s what he had to say in the ...

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The Anti-Commandeering Doctrine: An Introduction

By: Mike Maharrey The anti-commandeering doctrine provides a powerful tool to undermine overreaching, unconstitutional federal power. So, what is this doctrine? What is it based upon? And how can it be ...

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James Madison: How to Defeat Federal Programs

By: Michael Boldin In response to the hated Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798, on Dec 21 and Christmas Eve, Virginia passed a series of resolutions penned by James Madison. Learn ...

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Liberty Tyranny

Embracing what the Founders Sought to Destroy

By: Michael Boldin The Founding generation fought a long, bloody war to free themselves from an empire – the largest government in history at the time. Today, they’re probably rolling in ...

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The Nature of the Federal Government

November 11, 2020 Uncategorized 0

By: Mike Maharrey We have flipped the American constitutional system on its head. It operates exactly the opposite of how the supporters of the Constitution said it would. So, what type ...

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