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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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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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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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The Old New World Order

Editorial Note: A broader topic, yet one that matters greatly to the sovereignty of every New Yorker, indeed every American who believes in Individual Liberty, Self-Determination, and a true Constitutional Republic. By Thom, originally posted at Eye of Vigilance, April … Continue reading

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Restoring Principles: How Ninth Amendment Rights Are Key

The Declaration provides the basis for understanding the true origin, aim, and end of constitutional self-government. In this respect it deals first with the origin or principle that defines human nature. From this it derives the aim and end of the governments instituted by those who share that nature. Human nature is the work of the Creator, who is determined to preserve and sustain humanity. On account of this determination, it is incumbent upon each human individual, insofar as we are able, to preserve humanity in ourselves and as a whole. Continue reading

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Secession, Sovereignty, and Salvation: Jefferson Lives!

We are a Rule of Law nation, born of the Enlightenment. We formed our federal government to work at the pleasure of Rule of Law States. We must remind ourselves (and the neo-federalists) that these laws were devised to protect a Sovereign People — by prohibiting the rule of unscrupulous men.

We must learn how to leverage our supreme laws and unalienable rights, effectively and enduringly. Learn to embrace State electoral politics. Learn to engage our State legislators, governors, and attorneys general. Learn how to petition through the courts, properly, and with critical mass. 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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Limiting Government

By Sylvia Bokor, posted at American Thinker, December 5, 2012 • Individual rights have been bastardized. There is no such thing as “a right to a job,” “a right to health care,” “a right to a decent home,” et cetera. … Continue reading

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