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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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Thomas Jefferson vs the Barbary Pirates

By: Michael Boldin Many people who support unconstitutional executive war powers like to claim that Thomas Jefferson took the same approach in the early 1800s against the Barbary pirates. But, ...

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Don’t Trust Government

By: Michael Boldin Don’t trust government. And don’t trust politicians. That can’t be repeated often enough. Unfortunately, it seems that most people trust politicians – depending on the issue or ...

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A Christmas Gift from James Madison: The Virginia Resolutions of 1798

By: Mike Maharrey Resolutions drafted by James Madison and passed by Virginia on Dec 21. and 24, 1798, answer a timeless question: What do we do when the federal government ...

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Today in History: Kentucky Resolutions Passed on Nov. 10, 1798

By: Mike Maharrey Would the proposed Constitution create the limited federal government promised? That was the central question facing the ratifying conventions as America considered adopting the new Constitution. Those ...

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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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