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Happy Independence Day: Teach Your Children Well

In this current period of American political revolution, we should take note of the Declaration of Independence and pass these lessons on to our own children, the next generation to inherit the struggle for Freedom and Liberty. Continue reading

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John Quincy Adams’ Warning Against the Search for “Monsters to Destroy”

[America’s] glory is not dominion, but liberty. Her march is the march of the mind. She has a spear and a shield: but the motto upon her shield is, Freedom, Independence, Peace. This has been her Declaration… Continue reading

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Alexis de Tocqueville Predicted the Tyranny of the Majority in Our Modern World Nearly 200 Years Ago

Over time, Tocqueville feared, the state would take away citizens’ free will, their capacity to think and act, reducing them to “a herd of timid and industrious animals of which the government is the shepherd.” Continue reading

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The Confederate Flag Flap

What the progressive left must understand—and accept—is that the overwhelming majority of Americans take pride in our flags, whether colonial, confederate, or contemporary. We see them as enduring symbols of the eternal struggle for freedom and independence, despite any mistakes we have made along the way Continue reading

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Something Wicked This Way Comes: Obama’s Unconstitutional Federal Police Force and Standing Domestic Army

You say you want a revolution? Be careful what you wish for, Mr. Obama. A federal DHS police force and an army of militarized local cops under their jurisdiction is a sure way to help bring it about. Continue reading

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A Former Muslim’s Grave Warning to America

Islam “has begotten a bloodthirsty ideology that is determined to destroy the principles of liberty and humanity and basic decency,” ex-Muslim and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali said June 3 at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Continue reading

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The “Sach-ing” of America

The plan is quite simple: world government through global taxes, with a religious face to bring it about. In its essentials, Jeffery Sachs’ plan for the future sacking of America differs little from Islam’s. Continue reading

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Race Relations and Law Enforcement

Blacks ultimately must help themselves. They must develop the same attitudes and behaviors and habits that other groups had to develop to rise in America. And to the extent that a social policy, however well-intentioned, interferes with this self-development, it does more harm than good. Continue reading

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Texas Messes with Agenda 21

The Left sees Agenda 21 as “the rarest of opportunities to truly change the world” at the expense of individual liberty, telling us how to work, where to live, what power we can use, what cars we can drive. Continue reading

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One Last Look At The Real Economy Before It Implodes – Part 6 – Solutions

All problems, all crises, have at least one solution, if not many solutions. There is no such thing as an unwinnable scenario. Some may not be smart enough or courageous enough to see it, but the solution is always there, waiting to be discovered. Continue reading

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Turning America into a Battlefield: A Blueprint for Locking Down the Nation

It all adds up to the kind of trouble that the American founding fathers not only warned against, but from which they fought to free themselves. Continue reading

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Here We Stand, One Step Away from a Dictatorship: “The Groundwork and Foundation Have Been Put Into Place”

Indeed, it is not likely the American People would consciously stand for a dictatorship. But that doesn’t mean the Powers That Be aren’t trying—or that the pieces aren’t already in place for a violent conquest. # Continue reading

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Let’s Talk about the Clueless Financial Regulators

So here’s a bureaucratic unit with no legal authority that’s part of an international association with no legal authority and it’s dictating policy to the administration of a sovereign national state. Continue reading

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A Little-Noted Masterpiece of Constitutional Scholarship by Justice Thomas

Justice Thomas has provided us a masterpiece of constitutional thinking, explaining why “administrative law” — the practice of delegating to bureaucrats the making and enforcement of rules with the force of law — is so profoundly unconstitutional. Continue reading

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Enemy Inside the Gates: Cicero’s Prognosis and the Supreme Adjudication of ‘The Great Society’

Perhaps Benjamin Franklin knew what he was talking about when he told the young nation, after it had adopted its Constitution, in substance, that they had gained a free and independent nation but did not have the common sense to keep it. Continue reading

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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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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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Progressive Death Agenda Progresses

Right now, in the aftermath of the Hobby Lobby decision and Obama HHS mandate, we’re witnessing another crucial evolutionary stage in the progressive movement’s ever-changing and forward-advancing embrace of the abortion culture. Continue reading

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Democrat On U.S. Civil Rights Commission Wants Speech Codes For ‘Adolescent’ 21-Year-Olds

A Democrat on the U.S. Civil Rights Commission has urged campus restrictions on First Amendment-protected speech because, he believes, the still-developing brains of college students cannot properly process certain dangerous ideas. Continue reading

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The Education of Our Children (According to Jefferson)

An enlightened citizenry is indispensable for the proper functioning of a republic. Self-government is not possible unless the citizens are educated sufficiently to enable them to exercise oversight. It is therefore imperative that the nation see to it that a suitable education be provided for all its citizens. (Thomas Jefferson) Continue reading

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