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Fast Track and TPP: The Death of National Sovereignty, State Sovereignty, Separation of Powers, and Democracy

Criticism of Fast Track and TPP has mostly focused on economic impacts, but little on the impact to national and state sovereignty, constitutional separation of powers, or democracy. Continue reading

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North Carolina Senate Passes Bill Requiring Teaching of Our Founding Principles

North Carolina’s State Board of Education would require that students learn principles that were fundamental to the founding of the United States, if legislation now being considered in the Tar Heel State is enacted. 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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Lost & Found: On the Trail of Lois Lerner’s Emails

While corruption in the federal government is as old as federalism itself, the American People have never seen the kind of brazen lawlessness that we are witnessing right now. Richard Nixon was a choirboy compared to these tyrants. As for Lerner, the worst that this political operative will ever get is a slap on the wrist and maybe a few months at home in an ankle bracelet. But she was half-right about one thing. Continue reading

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A Reader Writes: What is Neo-Federalism?

A stark example of neo-federalism is the appaling National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA), which we regard as massive overreach by the federal government in pursuit of a domestic “security industrial complex” (another term of EoV origin). Continue reading

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Fast & Furious – ATF Weapons Scheme Designed to Push Gun Control

“I wanted to make sure that none of the firearms that were sold per our conversation with you and various ATF agents could or would ever end up south of the border or in the hands of the bad guys…” Continue reading

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Coming Soon: The Federal Department of Standardized Minds

The story of federal intervention in education is one of abject failure. Continue reading

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The Tools Our Fathers Left To Us

Indeed they had bequeathed the most precious gift in the course of human history, when they left to us our constitutional guarantees of liberty and natural rights. The same guarantees for which generations of fathers and grandfathers and great-grandfathers had worked, fought, and died. Continue reading

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