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Happy Independence Day: Teach Your Children Well

In this current period of American political revolution, we should take note of the Declaration of Independence and pass these lessons on to our own children, the next generation to inherit the struggle for Freedom and Liberty. Continue reading

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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 Purpose of Government

The Bill of Rights — which is, of course, all about liberty — is from beginning to end a statement of what the federal government may not do, to us or to the governments of the states. Continue reading






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We The People of New York Stands Strong in SAFE Act Court Arguments; Scores More Victories for Civic Education

We The People of New York gives oral arguments for constitutional challenge lawsuit against SAFE Act in Appellate Division of the NY State Supreme Court. Decision expected in early November.

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North Carolina Senate Passes Bill Requiring Teaching of Founding Principles

North Carolina’s State Board of Education would require that students learn principles that were fundamental to the founding of the United States, if legislation now being considered in the Tar Heel State is enacted. Continue reading






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The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions: Guideposts of Limited Government

Ed. Note: This most excellent essay by William Watkins, Jr. was re-published at New York State Sovereignty in 2012. We thought it should be given renewed prominence, given the renewed activity in posts relating to the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions … 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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The U.S. Constitution: Beautifully Conceived

In today’s textbooks, there is no sense of honor accorded to the incredible vision of a government “conceived in liberty,” with the centers of power placed under wonderful constraints against tyranny. Continue reading






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The Education of Our Children (According to Jefferson)

An enlightened citizenry is indispensable for the proper functioning of a republic. Self-government is not possible unless the citizens are educated sufficiently to enable them to exercise oversight. It is therefore imperative that the nation see to it that a suitable education be provided for all its citizens. (Thomas Jefferson) Continue reading






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Story-Killers: How the Common Core Destroys Minds and Souls

Common Core is the deliberate replacement of teaching critical thought with what amounts to sociopolitical programming. The fact that it’s being perpetrated against children makes it one of the most despicable, immoral acts in America over the last century. Continue reading






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