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Executive Order 6102: A Deep Dive into FDR's Gold Confiscation Program

Executive Order 6102: A Deep Dive into FDR’s Gold Confiscation Program

Franklin D. Roosevelt’s gold confiscation order in 1933 attempted to remove most gold from private hands. But due to widespread noncompliance, it ultimately failed to accomplish that goal. Nevertheless, the ...
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Virtual Home Invasions: We’re Not Safe from Government Peeping Toms

Virtual Home Invasions: We’re Not Safe from Government Peeping Toms

We are no longer safe in our homes, not from the menace of a government and its army of Peeping Toms who are waging war on the last stronghold of ...
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Beyond the Text: Understanding the Constitution's Original Meaning

Beyond the Text: Understanding the Constitution’s Original Meaning

The Constitution is a legal document rooted in 18th-century law. It is filled with legal terminology and based on complex legal principles.   ...
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Is Your Car Spying on You?

Is Your Car Spying on You?

The federal Department of Transportation — found nowhere in the Constitution — mandates the specs for the computer chips installed in vehicles sold in the United States. And the recent ...
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Which Way Forward for America?

Which Way Forward for America?

At the risk of being trite, it would be safe to say that America is at a crossroads. The question naturally arises: Which way forward? The answer seems obvious ...
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The Wicked Rebellion: General Clinton's Amnesty Offer and North Carolina's Rejection

The Wicked Rebellion: General Clinton’s Amnesty Offer and North Carolina’s Rejection

No deal. That’s pretty much how North Carolina patriots responded to British Major General Henry Clinton’s proclamation condemning what he called their “wicked rebellion” along with his offer of amnesty ...
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Edmund Randolph vs the National Bank

Edmund Randolph vs the National Bank

After Congress passed a bill to establish the first national bank in early 1791, President George Washington asked Attorney General Edmund Randolph to prepare an opinion on the bill’s constitutionality ...
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The Steady Slide Towards Tyranny: How Freedom Dies from A to Z

The Steady Slide Towards Tyranny: How Freedom Dies from A to Z

If there is any means left to us for thwarting the government in its relentless march towards outright dictatorship, it may rest with the Tenth Amendment, which affirms that “we ...
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Sovereignty and Agency

Sovereignty and Agency

In the American political system, the people of the several states are sovereign, meaning they hold final or ultimate authority. Power flows from them to the federal government, which merely ...
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SCOTUS Defends Property Rights, but Raises Constitutional Questions

SCOTUS Defends Property Rights, but Raises Constitutional Questions

The Fifth Amendment was intended to apply to the federal government—not to the states. In fact, when considering the Bill of Rights, Congress made the deliberate decision not to apply ...
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The Founders' Case for a Strong Militia Over Standing Armies

The Founders’ Case for a Strong Militia Over Standing Armies

One of the primary reasons the founders wanted a strong militia system with a well-armed general public was to minimize or even eliminate the need for a large, permanent standing ...
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It Was Gun Control: What Started the War for Independence

It Was Gun Control: What Started the War for Independence

The fighting at Lexington and Concord didn't happen because the British army came to collect taxes. It was gun control ...

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