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Tench Coxe and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

August 26, 2022 2nd Amendment / Tench Coxe 0

By: TJ Martinell Tench Coxe isn’t well-known today, but he was an influential figure in the founding era. Coxe advocated for the new Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and he ...

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Tench Coxe on State vs Federal Power under the Constitution

May 13, 2022 Constitution 0

By: Mike Maharrey The federal government has no constitutional authority to do the vast majority of the things it does today. Of course, this truth runs counter to conventional wisdom and ...

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“Necessary” Is Not a Constitutional Argument

May 27, 2020 Constitution / Tench Coxe 0

By: Mike Maharrey I hear a lot of bad constitutional arguments justifying this or that federal action. One common justification for expanding federal power is: “This thing is necessary! It ...

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How our Constitution was supposed to work: new evidence comes to light

September 27, 2019 Constitution / Federalism / Tench Cox 0

By: Rob Natelson Judging by the promises of presidential candidates, you might think the federal government is designed to fix whatever ails us: health care, education, crime, infrastructure, the common ...

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