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- Insane Spending, Republicans and Democrats are in it Together: Good Morning Liberty 09-21-18 by Michael Boldin on September 21, 2018 at 5:37 pm
Michael Boldin discusses the latest federal spending record, set in August. Plus a new spending […]
- Founders’ Quotes Aren’t Post-It-Notes by Mike Maharrey on September 21, 2018 at 2:09 pm
I spend a lot of times studying what the founders wrote. After all, that’s an important part […]
- The Rise of Spying Transit Police by jprivate on September 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Today’s public transit police departments offer a frightening glimpse into the future of […]
- You Can’t Have Limited Government and Perpetual War by Mike Maharrey on September 20, 2018 at 6:42 pm
As we’ve said before, give government an inch and it will always take a mile. Especially when […]
STATE OF THE NULLIFICATION MOVEMENT
Insane Spending, Republicans and Democrats are in it Together: Good Morning Liberty 09-21-18On this episode of Good Morning Liberty, host Michael Boldin discusses the latest federal spending record, set in August. Plus a new spending bill - that's close to $1 Trillion, and includes funding for Obamacare - had almost no opposition from Republicans or Democrats.
Greenwald - more spending
Ted Cruz vote
republicans to blame
Ignorant comment of the week
George Washington's Farewell WarningOn Sept. 19, 1796 George Washington published his "Farewell Address" - a letter to "friends and fellow-citizens."
While most people focus on his advice about political parties, religion, education, and foreign policy - his advice on violations of the Constitution, which he called "usurpations" might have been the most important.
It was originally published in the American Daily Advertiser with the title "The Address of General Washington To The People of The United States on his declining of the Presidency of the United States." It was almost immediately reprinted in newspapers across the country and later in pamphlet form.
Washington's Warnings: Good Morning Liberty 09-19-18On this episode of Good Morning Liberty, host Michael Boldin discusses George Washington’s “Farewell Address,” first published Sept 19, 1796. Originally drafted by James Madison, the address contains advice and warnings - on political parties, violations of the Constitution, and foreign policy.
Maharrey: Washington on Usurpation
Video: Washington on Usurpation
Is "Constitution Day" a Scam? Good Morning Liberty 09-17-18On this episode of Good Morning Liberty, host Michael Boldin discusses “Constitution Day.” 231 years ago today the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had drafted. But today, it appears it’s little more than a day of deceit.
Constitution Day: Every Day, Not Just a One-Day Federal Mandate
The Constitution: A League of States Rather than a National Government
Mount Vernon quiz
Constitution Center (see first article for more links)
Quote of the Day
Obama's Hypocritical Return: Good Morning Liberty 09-14-18On this episode of Good Morning Liberty, host Michael Boldin discusses former Pres. Barack Obama's big return to the public sphere, where he attacked "cynicism" and called for more "transparency and accountability."
But, as Jim Bovard notes in his latest USA Today column, how can anyone take him seriously, when his administration did as much or more than any previous to ramp up the total state?
Plus it's Friday, so ignorant comment of the week!
Bovard: Obama is Back
Ignorant Comment of the Week from Jay in NY
Jury Nullification in Georgia! Good Morning Liberty 09-12-18On this episode of Good Morning Liberty, host Michael Boldin discusses a recent resurgence of jury nullification happening now in Georgia. Plus, he covers a few states - like Georgia - that expressly include this in their own constitutions.
FEE report on Jury Nullification in Georgia
Sections in State Constitutions..
Maryland Art 23 https://law.justia.com/constitution/maryland/00dec.html
Oregon - sec 16
TAC video, last line of defense
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While the essays found in the Federalist Papers provide an intellectual argument in favor of the Constitution, it was at the conventions where its supporters had to confront the specific concerns of skeptics and opponents. Of all them all, the Virginia Ratifying Convention – held June 2-27, 1788 – may offer the best insight into what kind of government the Constitution created.
Gaining a complete grasp on the 14th Amendment is one of the more mind-boggling and complicated aspects of constitutional interpretation. It is also one of the most important, and anybody embarking on a thorough study of history will likely formulate contempt toward the impulses of modern judicial orthodoxy.
As Thomas Jefferson and James Madison strategized on how to address the Alien and Sedition Acts, they corresponded by mail, discussing their ideas. Ten key letters give further insight into their strategy. Their correspondence reveals that the resolutions were merely intended to serve as a starting point, setting the stage for additional, more aggressive steps to stop the federal overreach.
In 1798, James Madison composed a document commonly known as the Virginia Report of 1800. While it was specifically written as a defense of the Virginia Resolutions of 1798, a close reading of the report provides a detailed analysis and keen insights into several of these key constitutional issues. Madison effectively obliterated arguments apologists for federal power were using to justify ignoring the First Amendment, separation of powers, and other constitutional provisions meant to limit federal authority.