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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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The Persistent Problem with Progress-Pushers

Of all the baffling aspects of progressivism, perhaps the most bewildering is its adherents’ inability to discern the inherent danger in the notion of “progress” as a dominant political position. History is rife with glaring examples, after all. Continue reading

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The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions: Guideposts of Limited Government

For true change to take place, Americans must once again conceive of their history as a struggle to create and maintain real freedom. Part of that reconceptualization would entail making a place for the Kentucky and Virginia resolutions in the pantheon of American charters. The resolutions articulate the fundamental principles of our government in an eloquent yet logical manner; in their import, they rank second only to the Constitution. For Americans who would recreate a limited federal government of enumerated powers — the government created by the Founders ­— the resolutions can serve as an enduring inspiration. Continue reading

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