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Thomas Paine: Fear, Government Power and Standing Armies

September 9, 2022 Federal Power / Thomas Paine 0

By: Mike Maharrey From the earliest days of the republic, politicians have used fear to expand government power. This was the strategy the Federalist Party used to get a standing army. ...

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Weaponizing the Bureaucracy: Who Will Protect Us from the Government’s Standing Army?

By: John Whitehead   “A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.” -James Madison   The IRS has stockpiled 4,500 guns and five ...

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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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Why a Standing Army and a Welfare State?

One of the major distinguishing characteristics, philosophically speaking, between our American ancestors and today’s Americans is with respect to the national-security establishment. Our ancestors fiercely opposed that type of governmental ...

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We Were Warned: The Founders on Standing Armies

By: Michael Boldin Over and over and over – the Founders railed and warned against the dangers of standing armies. Even those who felt they were needed, still considered them ...

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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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