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Thomas Jefferson: A Little Rebellion Now and Then

June 15, 2022 Thomas Jefferson 0

    Writing to James Madison about Shays’ Rebellion in early 1787, Thomas Jefferson said that “a little rebellion now and then is a good thing.” He considered it an ...

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The Original Meaning of “Necessary” in the Necessary and Proper Clause

By: TJ Martinell One of the most significant (and often abused) clauses in the U.S. Constitution is the “Necessary and Proper” Clause. The clause states: “The Congress shall have Power… To ...

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Constitutional Supremacy, Not Judicial Supremacy

May 13, 2022 Constitution / Judiciary 0

By: TJ Martinell In response to a U.S. Supreme Court opinion, President Andrew Jackson allegedly remarked “John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!” Whether he actually said ...

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The Midnight Ride of Jack Jouett that Saved Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry

By: Joe Wolverton, II Listen, my children, and you shall hear of the midnight ride of — Jack Jouett? Jouett’s mission, like that of his more famous fellow horseman, was to warn ...

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The Constitution: A Fixed Point of Reference

By: Mike Maharrey Land surveying depends on fixed reference points. In the U.S., you will often find these points marked by cast metal disks embedded in rock, or placed on concrete ...

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The Constitution: A Fixed Point of Reference

Land surveying depends on fixed reference points. In the U.S., you will often find these points marked by cast metal disks embedded in rock, or placed on concrete pillars or ...

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The Nullification Movement is a Revolution in Thought

By: Mike Maharrey We are in the midst of a revolution. But it’s not a revolution in the sense most people think of. It’s not a war fought with guns and ...

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The First Amendment’s Wall of Separation

December 21, 2020 1st Amendment 0

By: Mike Maharrey In an 1802 letter to the Danbury Baptist Association, Thomas Jefferson wrote, “I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their ...

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Constitution Research Guide: How to Read an 18th Century Legal Document

By: Michael Boldin How do you get to the original, legal meaning of a word, phrase, article, clause or section of the Constitution? Following the advice of the founders – ...

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Does the Creature Dictate to the Creator?

June 23, 2020 Constitution 0

By Publius Huldah WHERE did the federal government come from? It was CREATED by the Constitution. WHO ratified the Constitution? WE THE PEOPLE, acting through special ratifying conventions called in ...

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