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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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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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Random Acts of Tyranny: NYC Pushing American Voting Rights for Foreign Nationals

There is perhaps nothing more cherished by the American People than their right to vote. It ranks right up there with private property ownership and freedom of speech. Voting is an honorable and enviable American tradition, a universal touchstone of self-government throughout the free world. Yet it is at risk of being undermined. Continue reading

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The Old New World Order

By Thom, April 15, 2013 • People have been writing about the New World Order for so long that it’s starting to feel like the Old World Order. In many ways, it really is an ancient agenda. From Cicero through … 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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Say It Loud, Say It Proud: The Liberal Agenda Is Not the Black Agenda

The American People continue to awaken and rise up against the Big Lie that has been perpetuated these last 50 years. No, the government is not here to help. No, their programs will not lead to prosperity. No, this is … Continue reading

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On Indefinite Detention: The Tyranny Continues

The bad news from last week’s passage of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act is that Americans can still be arrested on US soil and detained indefinitely without trial. Continue reading

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Smith-Amash Amendment Rejected: Indefinite Detention Still the Law

The point is: if these men and women in Congress, so many of whom are trained in the law, meant to forbid the military from arresting and detaining American citizens, then it could have done so. They chose not to. They chose to leave that option open. 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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