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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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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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Despite Deadline, Protesters Will Not Comply With SAFE Act

Rather than make the public safer, opponents contend the law’s main accomplishment has been to create a new classification of criminals — individuals who out of conscience refuse to register their assault weapons because they believe the law overstepped their Second Amendment right to bear arms. 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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Comrade Cuomo Issues Edict to Conservative New Yorkers: Get Outta Town

It is astounding that the American political party that touts itself as the champion of tolerance could be so intolerant of anyone holding or expressing an opposing view. Continue reading






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All I Want for Christmas are My 2A Rights

Defend our God-given right to defend ourselves through the Second Amendment. Continue reading






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Words of Wisdom: Thomas Jefferson

“When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.” — Thomas Jefferson Continue reading






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Andrew McCarthy: U.S. Senate Now Under ‘Law of the Jungle’

It’s “the law of the jungle” on Capitol Hill now that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has enacted the “nuclear option,” giving Democratic lawmakers more power, former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy says. Continue reading






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Gun Control, the Jews, and the Third Reich

It is far too facile to dismiss any comparison between the rise of Hitler and a threat from analogous policies in a viable democracy. As scholar Stephen P. Halbrook notes, historians have failed to see gun-control policies as the prelude to the rise of tyranny, even in Nazi Germany. Continue reading






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Questioning Common Core Gets Maryland Man Arrested

Is this America? Parent arrested while speaking up and “off script” at public school committee meeting now facing 6 months in jail. Blatant assault on First Amendment. Continue reading






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