Monthly Archives: February 2012

The States’ Rights Tradition Nobody Knows

In 1798, the legislatures of Virginia and Kentucky approved resolutions that affirmed the states’ right to resist federal encroachments on their powers. If the federal government has the exclusive right to judge the extent of its own powers, warned the resolutions’ authors (James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, respectively), it will continue to grow — regardless of elections, the separation of powers, and other much-touted limits on government power. Continue reading

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Honoring Washington: Liberator of New York (the first time)

Who will it be this time? That will be up to us, quite literally. It is all the more reason to recall General Washington’s poignant words in another time of Crisis of Liberty. “The time is now near at hand … Continue reading

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Mises Academy: Thomas E. Woods, Jr. on Nullification

Thomas E. Woods, Jr. presented this sample lecture from the Mises Academy’s latest online course, “Nullification: A Jeffersonian Bulwark Against Tyranny” on November 16, 2010. # # #

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Upstate NY Town Fires Off a Resolution in Opposition to NDAA

Town Council of Macomb, New York, didn’t wait for the State of New York or St. Lawrence County to step up to protect the citizens in their township from Sections 21 and 22 of the National Defense Authorization Act, but took matters into their own hands by passing a resolution opposing Sections 21 and 22 of the NDAA bill signed into law by President Barack Hussein Obama on New Years Eve. Continue reading






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