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The War of 1861

The 1783 Treaty of Paris ended the war between the colonies and Great Britain. Its first article declared the 13 colonies “to be free, sovereign and independent states.” These 13 sovereign nations came together in 1787 as principals and created the federal government as their agent. Principals have always held the right to fire agents. In other words, states held a right to withdraw from the pact — secede. Continue reading

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Alinsky, Obama, and The Beast

Anti-Christ or not, Pastor James David Manning has some interesting thoughts on the devil we know. Listen to the good Pastor talk about Mr. Obama’s Bible. 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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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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Obama’s Unconstitutional Use of Executive Branch Power Faces Reckoning at Supreme Court

Nothing less than the boundaries of executive power are at stake Monday, as the Supreme Court considers whether President Obama violated the Constitution during his first term. Continue reading

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Screening: The Obama Deception

Now that the hope-and-change is wearing off for millions of Americans, we thought it might be time to re-post The Obama Deception. This important Infowars film was made a few years ago and has garnered 14 million views to date. Continue reading

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All I Want for Christmas are My 2A Rights

Defend our God-given right to defend ourselves through the Second Amendment. Continue reading

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Getting Gettysburg Right

At the conclusion of his Gettysburg Address, Lincoln affirmed, “that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” That reference was to our constitutional republic, not Obama’s vision for the People’s Socialist Democratic Republic. Continue reading

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Gun Control, the Jews, and the Third Reich

It is far too facile to dismiss any comparison between the rise of Hitler and a threat from analogous policies in a viable democracy. As scholar Stephen P. Halbrook notes, historians have failed to see gun-control policies as the prelude to the rise of tyranny, even in Nazi Germany. Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom: Thomas Jefferson

“When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.” — Thomas Jefferson Continue reading

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Andrew McCarthy: Senate Now Under ‘Law of the Jungle’

It’s “the law of the jungle” on Capitol Hill now that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has enacted the “nuclear option,” giving Democratic lawmakers more power, former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy says. Continue reading

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Reid Leads Senate Democrats to Detonate Their So-Called “Nuclear Option” Barring Nominee Filibusters

Yesterday’s marquee distraction from the failure of ObamaCare was the detonation of long-threatened “nuclear” ordnance in the Senate, which changed the centuries-old rules governing the confirmation of judicial and executive appointees. Every appointment short of the Supreme Court can now by confirmed by a simple party-line majority, reducing the minority party to irrelevance. Continue reading

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The 72 Types of Americans Considered “Potential Terrorists” by the Obama Administration

Are you a conservative, a libertarian, a Christian or a gun owner? Are you opposed to abortion, globalism, Communism, illegal immigration, the United Nations or the New World Order? Do you believe in conspiracy theories, do you believe that we are living in the “end times” or do you ever visit alternative news websites (such as this one)? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you are a “potential terrorist” according to official U.S. government documents. Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom: Albert Camus

The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants. — Albert Camus Continue reading

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New California Law Rejects NDAA Indefinite Detention

This language of AB351 goes far beyond what has been considered in most other states, which focus solely on indefinite detention powers under the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and nothing else. Donnelly’s legislation broadened the scope by recognizing that indefinite detention should not be complied with no matter what federal law is used to justify it. Donnelly confirmed this broad scope, “AB351 will prevent California from implementing indefinite detention for any reason.” Continue reading

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Sy Hersh on Obama, NSA and the ‘Pathetic’ American Media

Don’t even get [Hersh] started on the New York Times which, he says, spends “so much more time carrying water for Obama than I ever thought they would” – or the death of Osama bin Laden. “Nothing’s been done about that story, it’s one big lie, not one word of it is true,” he says of the dramatic US Navy Seals raid in 2011. Continue reading

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They’ll Never Take Our Freedom

Although the People may be bowed from time to time by the forces of tyranny, it is our indomitable Will and love of Liberty that always prevails. Continue reading

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Thoughts on Constitution Day: Understanding Positive Grant and Limited Government

Sadly, over the years, people have stopped paying attention to the Constitution. It’s rare to hear people talking about the rules for government when discussing current events. And, it’s even more rare to hear politicians refusing to pass legislation because it’s not authorized by the Constitution. Continue reading

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Constitution Day: Reminding Our Elected Representatives to Exercise Their Power

Remind Washington to stop hiding behind themselves or limits that do not exist, to stop usurping the powers and rights of others, and to start exercising the powers that have been delegated to them. Continue reading

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