Category Archives: Documents of Freedom

Is Nullification Unconstitutional?

Article II of the Articles of Confederation says the states “retain their sovereignty, freedom, and independence”; they must have enjoyed that sovereignty in the past in order for them to “retain” it in 1781 when the Articles were officially adopted. Continue reading

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The Lesson of Silver and Skelos

The lesson of Silver and Skelos is older than the American Republic itself. Continue reading






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Understanding the 2017 NY Constitutional Convention Question

The people must be delegates in a constitutional convention. It is the ultimate conflict of interest if the government and those close to the government (legislators, party officials, etc.) are the delegates because then the government would have a monopoly on any potential Constitutional reform in New York. Continue reading






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The Penman of the Revolution

In the liberty movement, we need less naysayers and more people like John Dickinson. Only then can we realize that the path to a free society is a painstaking and challenging one. We must follow Dickinson’s example, and contribute to the cause in ways that stretch beyond idle words. Continue reading






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Development of Ammo Database Part of SAFE Act Enforcement in 2015 State Budget

The NY SAFE Act ammuntiion database, is effectively de facto gun registration. Plus, who needs microstamping when the government can simply track your ammo purchases and tie it to manufacturer lot numbers? Continue reading






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Failure to Call Amendments Conventions Helps Explain Modern Federal Overreaching

Each of the Constitution’s checks is designed to ensure that the system operates in a balanced way while preserving liberty. Disabling any of these checks violates the Founders’ design. Neglect of the Article V convention procedure has caused incalculable damage to the constitutional system. Continue reading






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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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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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New York Gun Owners Resist Registry; Thousands Refuse to Join Cuomo’s Gun Round-Up Prep

County sheriffs and rank-and-file state troopers have related that they will not take affirmative action to enforce the SAFE Act except when it is an add-on or pile-on charge to a crime in commission. Continue reading






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