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Resistance is Crucial to the Advancement of Liberty

Resistance is Crucial to the Advancement of Liberty

Necessity forced the American colonist to adopt a strategy of resistance. They had no political power - and there was no way they were ever going to gain any in ...
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Inflation Reduction Act: Another DC Lie

Inflation Reduction Act: Another DC Lie

This bill will not only increase inflation, it will also increase government spending and taxes ...
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Did the Constitution Fail the People? Or Did the People Fail the Constitution?

Did the Constitution Fail the People? Or Did the People Fail the Constitution?

So, if the Constitution wasn't preserved, was it the document that failed to limit itself? Or was it a failure of the people to take human action to restrict the ...
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Patrick Henry's Lesson on the Need for a Bill of Rights

Patrick Henry’s Lesson on the Need for a Bill of Rights

During this speech, he offered a history lesson highlighting the importance of preserving freedom, but he also warned that written guarantees are, by themselves, ineffective ...
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The Prophetic Anti-Federalist Warnings About Constitutional Taxing Power

The Prophetic Anti-Federalist Warnings About Constitutional Taxing Power

From the beginning, the taxing clause evoked strong opposition from the Anti-Federalists. Some even warned that if the states adopted the Constitution as it was, they would experience a tyranny ...
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Would a federal Law legalizing abortion survive the Supreme Court?

Would a federal Law legalizing abortion survive the Supreme Court?

In sum, most of the justices have shown no stomach for directly defending the Constitution’s most important limits on congressional power. Of course, it’s possible they might stand up against ...
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John Dickinson Put His Money Where His Mouth Was

John Dickinson Put His Money Where His Mouth Was

While John Dickinson didn't sign his name on the Declaration of Independence pledging his life, fortune and sacred honor in pursuit of liberty, he certainly put it all on the ...
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Today in History: New York Ratifies the Constitution

Today in History: New York Ratifies the Constitution

The Constitution narrowly won approval by a 30-27 vote on July 26, 1788, after a long, hotly contested debate ...
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The Power of Precedent: How a 1796 Supreme Court Decision Supported Obamacare

The Power of Precedent: How a 1796 Supreme Court Decision Supported Obamacare

A rather obscure Supreme Court case decided in 1796 set the stage for Chief Justice John Roberts to declare the Obamacare penalty a tax. It also underscores the long-running debate ...
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The Constitution's rules for relations with Indian tribes

The Constitution’s rules for relations with Indian tribes

Unfortunately, many writers on Indian law are not familiar with the wider context of constitutional law and history. They are usually unfamiliar with 18th-century legal concepts and how we analyze ...
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Today in History: Benjamin Franklin Introduces Plan for American Confederation

Today in History: Benjamin Franklin Introduces Plan for American Confederation

Franklin introduced his plan, "The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union," nearly a year before Congress began formally working on the Articles of Confederation. Although Congress tabled Franklin's plan, it ...
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Patrick Henry Argues Against Imaginary Dangers

Patrick Henry Argues Against Imaginary Dangers

On June 9, 1788, Patrick Henry delivered a speech at the Virginia Ratifying Convention arguing that many of the alleged crises of the time used to justify the proposed constitution ...
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