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Does the United States Still Exist?

Historically, a government that can, without due process, throw a citizen into a dungeon or summarily execute him is considered to be a tyranny, not a democracy. By any historical definition, the United States today is a tyranny. Continue reading

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Nullify! Chapter 4: The Principles of ’98 from Thomas Jefferson and James Madison

In 1798, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison penned the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, formally articulating the principles of nullification for the first time. 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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Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death: The Loss of Our Freedoms in the Wake of 9/11

Our individual freedoms have been eviscerated so that the government’s powers could be expanded, while reducing us to a system of slavery disguised as a democracy. Continue reading

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The War of 1861

The 1783 Treaty of Paris ended the war between the colonies and Great Britain. Its first article declared the 13 colonies “to be free, sovereign and independent states.” These 13 sovereign nations came together in 1787 as principals and created the federal government as their agent. Principals have always held the right to fire agents. In other words, states held a right to withdraw from the pact — secede. Continue reading

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Nullification for Lawyers

Jefferson and Madison did not base their principles of nullification on the fact that the Constitution had not established an ultimate authority. They based their principles on the fact that the people of the states ARE the ultimate authority – not the federal government they created. Jefferson makes this clear in the first few lines of the Kentucky Resolution of 1798. 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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Rob Natelson on HR 5

HR 5 is advertised as addressing abusive lawsuits against physicians, but it goes far beyond that. It would regulate in detail just about every American lawsuit that has anything to do with health care: What an injured party can allege in his or her initial filing, the damages he or she can recover, how damages are disbursed, burdens of proof, what the jury may and may not consider, which state laws survive and which don’t. HR 5 even directs state judges to conceal pertinent information from the jury. Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson and the Principles of ’98

Tom Woods talks about Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and the 1798 Resolutions that became known as the Principles of ’98. The movement ushered the Revolution of 1800 and a generation of Jeffersonian Liberty. Continue reading

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Poughkeepsie Convention of 1788

Ratification of the Constitution by the State of New York; July 26, 1788.[1] WE the Delegates of the People of the State of New York, duly elected and Met in Convention, having maturely considered the Constitution for the United States … Continue reading

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