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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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Armstrong Predicts the West’s Eventual Demise

This Is the Age of Civil Unrest … All governments had better open their eyes for we are on the brink of a major convergence between both the Cycle of Civil Unrest, Civil War & Revolution and International War. Both of these models converge and as I pointed out at the Cycles of War Conference, this is the first time we have seen this convergence since the 1700s. This is no plain modern event with civil unrest erupting because of an interconnected world. Continue reading

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Holder Shares Obama’s Concerns Over Freedom of the Press. KInda.

“I am troubled by the possibility that leak investigations may chill the investigative journalism that holds government accountable,” Obama said. “Journalists should not be at legal risk for doing their jobs.” But, of course, that’s precisely what happened.

It’s a good thing thing Mr. Holder will once again be investigating himself and reporting back to the president on their shared concern for the Constitution and First Amendment rights. Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom: President Washington

“The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create whatever the form of government, a real despotism. A just estimate of that love of power, and proneness to abuse it, which predominates in the human heart is sufficient to satisfy us of the truth of this position.” — George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796 Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson: Liberty and Power

It seems to me that in our present condition, the only means of getting judges, legislators, and executives to consult the actual provisions of the Constitution and to obey the oaths they take to observe its bounds and protect it is to adopt sanctions against its violation or evasion. In sum, it should be made a crime punishable by removal from office for any government officer, including members of Congress, to participate affirmatively in any act not authorized by or in violation of the Constitution. Trial for those accused should be in United States District Courts before a jury charged with determining whether a violation has taken place and a judge empowered to remove them from office. Continue reading

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Issa To Subpoena Health Department for ObamaCare Documents

By Patrick Hobin for Newsmax, Saturday, October 20, 2012 • Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is now on notice that her agency will be subpoenaed for documents for a program Representative Darrell Issa says hides the effects of Obamacare. The Department … Continue reading

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A Political Game of Chicken

Speaker Christine Quinn’s actions last week were far more egregious than the mainstream media would have you believe. Their characterization of events as a ‘First Amendment misstep’ is a gross understatement. For starters, she condemned a man outright for his religious beliefs. Then in a stunning act of abuse of power, attempted to have the man’s business shut down. Continue reading

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The Dangers of Homeland Security

No, the domestic threat today is you and me, friend. It is We the People who are in the federal security cross hairs. Continue reading

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