The “Principles of ’98” formalized the principles of nullification as the rightful remedy when the federal government oversteps its authority.Details
The words of Madison and Jefferson should serve as a wake-up call to anyone who believes in self-determination and individual liberty.Details
The issue of immigration and how to deal with aliens is nothing new. In fact, the issue divided the country in 1798.Details
The Constitution placed strict limits on the federal government. What do we do when it oversteps its bounds?Details
A few days ago, July 14th to be exact, was the anniversary of President John Adams signing the Sedition Act into law.Â July 14, 1798 was not a good day for this country.
At the time, the two major political parties were the Federalists (led by John Adams and Alexander Hamilton) and the Democratic-Republicans (led by Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr – who actually killed Hamilton in a duel!).
The Sedition act was an effort, in practice, to silence opposition press and stifle Democratic-Republican criticism of the Federalists.Â Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?Details