Monthly Archives: September 2014

Charles Krauthammer: Why We Celebrate Constitution Day

Charles Krauthammer speaks at the Hillsdale College Constitution Day Celebration on September 18, 2011. His speech is titled, “Why We Celebrate Constitution Day.” This Constitution Day Celebration was held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. Continue reading

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On Constitution Day: ‘A Republic, if You Can Keep It’

It is remarkable the number of citizens that regard the United States of America as a ‘democracy.’ It is, of course, a Constitutional Republic, and always has been so. Thomas Jefferson regarded the distinction as such: “A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.” This article, slightly revised from its original form, first appeared in the November 6, 2000 issue of The New American. It is appropriate that we reacquaint ourselves with our Republican form of government on this Constitution Day 2014. Continue reading

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James Madison: How the States Can Block Federal Gun Control

What do we do when the federal government simply ignores the Second Amendment and acts in ways that infringe on our right to keep and bear arms? Well, James Madison laid out a blueprint in Federalist 46 before the Constitution was even ratified. Continue reading

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Smatterings: ‘I Stand with the Musilms’

In “Audacity of Hope” (p. 261, paperback edition) Obama wrote: “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” Well, those winds have shifted, and things have gotten pretty ugly. Indeed, we shall now see with whom Obama stands. Continue reading

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Lives for Votes

President Obama seems determined to be the first modern president under whom war finally comes to the homeland of the United States. Though he doesn’t know it yet, that appears likely to be his lasting legacy. Continue reading

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Barack Hussein Obama’s Use of ‘ISIL’ Reveals His True Allegiance and Animus Towards Israel

We cannot allow ISIS to reestablish some 7th century regional caliphate and therefore must fight to reestablish sovereignty. Continue reading

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Freedom Party Leader Geert Wilders’ Speech in the Dutch Parliament: ‘War Has Been Declared Against Us’

Madam Speaker, the Koran on the table before you is a handbook for terrorists. Blood drips from its pages. It calls for perpetual war against non-believers. That Koran before you is the hunting permit for millions of Muslims. A license to kill. That book is the Constitution of the Islamic State. What ISIS does is what Allah commands. Continue reading

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Federal Agency Blames ‘Confusion’ for Choking Business Owners’ Access to Banks

Unless and until all of those agencies publicly and unequivocally act to discontinue singling out industry categories based on arbitrary government fiat, rather than proven fraudulent conduct, burdens on lawful but politically incorrect businesses will remain. Continue reading

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The Obama Administration vs. The Constitution

Ronald J. Pestritto, Assistant Professor of Politics at Hillsdale College, delivers this fascinating, informative, and (sadly) funny speech as part of the “First Principles on First Fridays” lecture series, May 26, 2011. The series was sponsored by Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C. Continue reading

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