Tag Archives: The Constitution

Nullify! Chapter 6: Effective Strategy

Thomas Jefferson advised a whatever-it-takes approach with nullification. Part of that approach involved smart strategy. Jefferson called on each state to “take measures of its own for providing that neither these acts, nor any others of the General Government not plainly and intentionally authorized by the Constitution, shall be exercised within their respective territories.” Continue reading

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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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New York Oath Keepers Respond to Libelous Right Wing Extremist Label from “Intelligence” Center

The Oath keepers is comprised of former and currently serving police and military members, firefighters, EMTs and disaster relief specialists–the kind of self-sacrificing men and women you’d want around when the SHTF. Well, according to our domestic intelligence services, Oath Keepers are a potential threat to law enforcement, and they say so in a bulletin published and distributed last summer. 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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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 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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Frederick Douglass Foundation Condemns Installation of Common Core and the Nationalization of Education

The Frederick Douglass Foundation released this statement on Common Core education in 2013. We think it is worth revisiting as the American States begin to wake up, listen to their constituents, and push back against the nationalization of education in this country. 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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