Monthly Archives: September 2014

Restoring Proper Civics Education in New York State

How will our children learn the principles of government when our schools don’t teach the lessons of Liberty? How can we expect freedom for our children when they are not instructed in its preservation? Continue reading

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James Madison: How the States Can Block Federal Gun Control

What do we do when the federal government simply ignores the Second Amendment and acts in ways that infringe on our right to keep and bear arms? Well, James Madison laid out a blueprint in Federalist 46 before the Constitution was even ratified. Continue reading






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Smatterings: ‘I Stand with the Musilms’

In “Audacity of Hope” (p. 261, paperback edition) Obama wrote: “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” Well, those winds have shifted, and things have gotten pretty ugly. Indeed, we shall now see with whom Obama stands. Continue reading






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Lives for Votes

President Obama seems determined to be the first modern president under whom war finally comes to the homeland of the United States. Though he doesn’t know it yet, that appears likely to be his lasting legacy. Continue reading






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Common Core Endgame: Social Justice

We are told that CCSS aim to improve the achievement levels and test scores of all students regardless of their background, and that every student should be held to the same rigorous standards of success. However, when looking closely at some aspects of CCSS, one can’t help but be cynical and wonder what the endgame really is. Continue reading






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‘Show-Me State’ Shows How to Get it Done: Voters in Missouri Say Yes to Privacy and No to Gun Control

In a landslide, Missouri voters take important steps to nullifying gun control and also protecting their privacy rights regarding electronic data and communications. Continue reading






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Federal Agency Blames ‘Confusion’ for Choking Business Owners’ Access to Banks

Unless and until all of those agencies publicly and unequivocally act to discontinue singling out industry categories based on arbitrary government fiat, rather than proven fraudulent conduct, burdens on lawful but politically incorrect businesses will remain. Continue reading






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The Obama Administration vs. The Constitution

Ronald J. Pestritto, Assistant Professor of Politics at Hillsdale College, delivers this fascinating, informative, and (sadly) funny speech as part of the “First Principles on First Fridays” lecture series, May 26, 2011. The series was sponsored by Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C. Continue reading






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