The debates that one sees in the comments sections and forums these days is a fascinating mix. Everyone in DC sat down in a new chair 2 years ago and so it’s easy to get the sense that our political world is in flux, with progressives bashing Obama and conservatives nodding their heads at the…Details
During the U.S. Presidential campaigns of 2008, I endeavored to write a book about Freedom. I was literally compelled to do so with the most motivated passion and necessity. Why? Because I saw how the wall of separation between Slavery and Freedom has crumbled and has not withstood the ambitions of tyrants or the ignorance…Details
The Bill of Rights also known as the First Ten Amendments to the Constitution were ratified by the states on December 15, 1791 The states having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be…Details
Our education “system” is broken. When the main stream media can get away with making the argument that it is “dangerous” to stir the people up to fear their government, which may lead to violence, shows their ignorance of our history and founding. Our founders were skeptical and inherently suspicious of centralized power. The creation…Details
It is remarkable just how much the situation of the states today resembles the situation of the colonies prior to the War for Independence with Great Britain. As our Patriot forefathers before us, we are met with a corrupt, distant government – theirs in London, ours in Washington, D. C. – intent on concentrating all…Details
Understanding the Constitution part II As a Constitutional reawakening takes place across the nation renewing the debate of it’s meaning and intent, it is important that we try to understand not only the document, but the ideas behind it, so we can make better sense of the arguments on both sides. Did you know that…Details
At the Woodbridge Tea Party, Virginia State Delegate Richard Anderson talks about the state legislature’s “Sovereignty Letter” to the U.S. Congress, reminding lawmakers of the 10th Amendment.
A good introduction to the Principles of 98 from Keith Broaders at the California Tenth Amendment Center. Here’s an excerpt: In 1798 when the Federalist Congress passed the Alien and Sedition Act, the Anti-Federalist led by Thomas Jefferson were outraged. The law passed by Congress made in a criminal offense for newspaper editors and onyone…Details
The Classical Liberal States’ Rights Tradition
The fourth of ten lectures from the 2006 Steven Berger Seminar: Thomas DiLorenzo on Liberty and American Civilization, recorded at the Mises Institute, 06-06-2006.
A key factor in successfully defending our American heritage and Constitution is discussion. We can study, we can fight, we can argue yet nothing will move forward without people willingly listening to one another and growing their mutual understanding through discussion and debate. Those opposing federalism and a free will approach to government fear people…Details