Thomas E. Woods speaks on the topic of Nullification at the Nullify Now conference in Fort Worth, TX. Tom will be the keynote speaker at Nullify Now! in Orlando on 10-10-10. Get tickets here – http://www.nullifynow.com/orlando/ or by calling 888-71-TICKETS “If the federal government is going to be limited in power, then something outside of…Details
50 Mind Blowing Facts About America That Our Founding Fathers Never Would Have Believed – from the Economic Collapse Blog: If our Founding Fathers were alive today, what would they think of America? Surely they would be very proud that the United States stretches from the Atlantic to the Pacific and has built some of…Details
The founders knew the best check on government was the ability of the people and press to speak out against the government and its representatives freely. At the time of our founding, the press (newspapers, pamphlets, letters, etc…) were the only organized vehicles to speak through at the time. Without the “press” of the time, the general public’s ability to get information about issues would have been crippled if not for the traditional means of communications was not protected.
Subsidizing the “business” of the press was not their intention. The only consideration for the founders was protecting liberty by protecting the ability of individuals and organizations like the press to speak out against an oppressive government, and by limiting the power of the government to control the speech against the same government. To suggest that the government should have any role in ensuring a media company’s success in the market place is a total distortion of original intent.Details
In its ongoing attempt to take over the “tea party” movement the Republican Party recently dragged out Dick Armey, who promptly placed his right foot directly into his mouth by claiming that all those statist liberals out there do not support the ideas in The Federalist Papers. A member of the audience who I suspect…Details
A reader of my Nullification in a Nutshell took issue with my use of Madison as a proponent of state nullification due to the fact that he later wrote against it. Here is what I wrote in response: I was aware that Madison later changed his tune on nullification, Mr. Ressa, as your quotes from…Details
The Townshend Acts were a series of acts passed beginning in 1767 by the Parliament of Great Britain relating to the British colonies in North America. They centered primarily on the raising of revenue for the crown and asserting central authority over governors and judges in the colonies. They were widely hated and met with…Details