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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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Ignorance + Depravity → Slavery + Ruin

“But still the people themselves must be the chief support of liberty. While the great body of the freeholders are acquainted with the duties which they owe to their God, to themselves, and to men, they will remain free. But if ignorance and depravity should prevail, they will inevitably lead to slavery and ruin.” — Oliver Ellsworth (at the Connecticut ratifying convention, 1788) Continue reading

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New York AG Wants To Shine Light On Dark Money

The proposed regulations, which Schneiderman’s office expects to put into effect by early 2013, are aimed in particular at 501(c)4 “social welfare” organizations, which can raise unlimited funds and keep donors secret, and which have spent hundreds of millions of dollars in the last two federal election cycles. Continue reading

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Activists Go to Court Over Potential ConCon

They are seeking a judgment that would basically keep out the insiders, that is elected officials, lobbyists and other political players from serving as constitutional delegates. This makes some sense when you consider their rationale — “we can’t allow those who the Constitution is meant to govern control all pathways to constitutional change.” Continue reading

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