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Of the Natural Rights of Individuals

By: TJ Martinell Do people exist for the sake of government? Or is it the other way around?  That’s the question James Wilson attempts to answer in his 1790 work, “Of the ...

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The First Salvo in the Ratification Debates: James Wilson’s State House Speech

By: Bob Fiedler While most people today think of the Federalist Papers as the leading defense of the Constitution’s original meaning, it was actually a speech by James Wilson that had a far ...

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10th Amendment Essentials: Sovereignty and Resistance

By: Michael Boldin “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” ...

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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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Thomas Paine on War (and other Founders too)

November 23, 2019 Thomas Paine / Uncategorized / War 0

By: Michael Boldin Outspoken and famous for writing “The Crisis,” “Common Sense,” and “The Rights of Man,” Thomas Paine had some choice words about war that people would do well ...

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Did Founder James Wilson oppose the Electoral College and favor “National Popular Vote?”

By: Rob Natelson James Wilson of Pennsylvania (1742-98) was one of the most influential of the Constitution’s framers. Some scholars rank him as second only to James Madison.  Wilson was ...

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4 Founders on the President and War Powers under the Constitution

By: Michael Boldin A lot of “experts” want you to believe that under Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution the executive branch rarely – if ever – needs to ...

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