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The ideas that formed the Constitution: Aristotle

The ideas that formed the Constitution: Aristotle

For a closer look at Aristotle’s influence, let’s focus on three Founders who had attended college: John Adams, who attended at Harvard; John Francis Mercer, who studied at the College ...
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What the American Founders Meant by Equality

What the American Founders Meant by Equality

The reference to equality occurs at the beginning of a line of reasoning used to justify the American people throwing off the British government. And that line of reasoning mirrors ...
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Bill of Rights: The Ignored History of Why it Exists

Bill of Rights: The Ignored History of Why it Exists

What the government-run schools - and supporters of the monster state - "teach" about the Bill of Rights has almost nothing to do with the foundational principles which motivated the ...
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Federal Farmer: Amendments are Essential and Necessary

Federal Farmer: Amendments are Essential and Necessary

The irony is that anti-federalists got their way even when the Constitution was ratified without first adding amendments. But those amendments were still insufficient - on their own - to ...
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The ideas that formed the Constitution, the pioneers: Socrates, Xenophon, Plato

The ideas that formed the Constitution, the pioneers: Socrates, Xenophon, Plato

In truth, the influence of these three pioneers was greater than the number of references suggests, because participants commonly relied on the works of later writers, such as Polybius and ...
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Today in History: Pennsylvania Ratifies the Constitution

Today in History: Pennsylvania Ratifies the Constitution

Ultimately, the Constitution was approved in Pennsylvania by a margin of 46 to 23. Through this act, Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify, and Wilson’s speech, unlike The Federalist, ...
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San Francisco Killer Robot Proposal Killed Thanks to New Transparency Law and Tenacious Activists

San Francisco Killer Robot Proposal Killed Thanks to New Transparency Law and Tenacious Activists

News that the city had authorized "killer robots" set off a firestorm of opposition. A large coalition quickly mobilized in hopes of stopping authorization on the final vote. Within just ...
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Federal Farmer: Constitution creates "a strong tendency to aristocracy"

Federal Farmer: Constitution creates “a strong tendency to aristocracy”

Federal Farmer wrote skeptically of the proposed new federal government for fear it would bring about a “tendency toward aristocracy,” similar to those which could be found in European nations.  ...
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Nullification Works: REAL ID Compliance Deadline Extended Yet Again

Nullification Works: REAL ID Compliance Deadline Extended Yet Again

The federal government’s struggle to implement REAL ID for what will be at least 17 years reveals a dirty little secret – the feds can’t do much of anything when ...
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Thomas Paine, Execution Escape Artist

Thomas Paine, Execution Escape Artist

When its intimidation campaign failed to yield immediate results, Pitt’s government went so far as to ramp up its efforts to put pressure on Paine’s private life. In an attempt ...
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Slouching Toward Fascism

Slouching Toward Fascism

What we have here is the stealth use by government of private enterprise to do its unconstitutional dirty work, thus far untested in the courts but unconstitutional on its face ...
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Five Trillion Dollars Is Not Enough

Five Trillion Dollars Is Not Enough

Five trillion dollars is not enough for the profligate spenders in Congress, but there is no reason for the federal budget to be over even $1 trillion, not if spending ...
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