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General Welfare Warnings

General Welfare Warnings

Supporters of the monster state want you to believe that the "general Welfare clause" empowers the government to pretty much ...
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The National Debt is a National Curse

The National Debt is a National Curse

Washington, Jefferson, Madison - their warnings on a massive, permanent national debt have been totally ignored. And until they're heeded, ...
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Necessary is Supposed to Mean Necessary

Necessary is Supposed to Mean Necessary

When the Constitution was ratified, the word necessary meant, well, necessary. But in just a few short years, that was ...
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When Things Went Off the Rails, Revisited

When Things Went Off the Rails, Revisited

The Constitution is not in force in any meaningful way. But it didn’t get like this overnight - not even ...
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Conscience, Muse and First Lady of the Revolution: Mercy Otis Warren

Conscience, Muse and First Lady of the Revolution: Mercy Otis Warren

Mercy Otis Warren was one of the most formidable intellectuals in eighteenth-century America. Her prolific writing on the most important ...
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Emergency Powers are Forever

Emergency Powers are Forever

Once ANY government is allowed to overreach and expand its powers, the genie will never voluntarily go back in the ...
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Category: 10th Amendment

The 10th Amendment: An Introduction

The 10th Amendment: An Introduction

What does it mean, why did they think it was so important? And would we even have a constitution today ...
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The 10th Amendment: Sovereignty of the People of the Several States

The 10th Amendment: Sovereignty of the People of the Several States

In the system of the Founders, the powers of both the "general government and the state governments" are "emanations of ...
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The 10th Amendment and the Virginia Ratifying Convention

The 10th Amendment and the Virginia Ratifying Convention

In Virginia, there was pretty fierce debate over the ratification of the Constitution. The principle of delegated and reserved powers ...
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Category: Nullification Essentials

Nullification: An Introduction

Nullification: An Introduction

Relying on the federal government to limit its own power is not just bad strategy - it’s dangerous to the ...
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Did James Madison Reject Nullification?

Did James Madison Reject Nullification?

Opponents of nullification often cite James Madison - author of the Virginia Resolutions of 1798 - as conclusive evidence that ...
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James Madison: How to Defeat Federal Programs

James Madison: How to Defeat Federal Programs

In response to the hated Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798, on Dec 21 and Christmas Eve, Virginia passed a ...
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Category: Right to Keep and Bear Arms

4 Essential Steps to Nullify Federal Gun Control

4 Essential Steps to Nullify Federal Gun Control

All gun control is a violation of your natural right to keep and bear arms. But the ATF and their ...
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2nd Amendment Preservation: Foundation to Nullify Federal Gun Control

2nd Amendment Preservation: Foundation to Nullify Federal Gun Control

Using advice from James Madison, Thomas Jefferson and others - and following up on the success implementing these strategies on ...
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Self-Defense: The First Law of Nature

Self-Defense: The First Law of Nature

The top-10 quotes from the founding generation on the natural right to keep and bear arms. Thomas Jefferson and George ...
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Category: In the Founders’ Words

Precedent Has Always Been the Problem

Precedent Has Always Been the Problem

And no, we’re not referring to the courts, at least not this time. Wisdom and warnings from John Dickinson, George ...
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James Otis, Jr: Firebrand of the Revolution

James Otis, Jr: Firebrand of the Revolution

Few today know James Otis, Jr. - born Feb 5, 1725 - whose 5 hour oration against the Writs of ...
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George Washington's Warnings: Top-3 from his Farewell Address

George Washington’s Warnings: Top-3 from his Farewell Address

Almost totally ignored today, George Washington's Farewell Address was packed full of advice and warnings for the future. On this ...
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Category: Federal Courts

The Supreme Court is a Big Part of the Problem: Police State Edition

The Supreme Court is a Big Part of the Problem: Police State Edition

Much of the police state we live under today has been given a green light by the Supreme Court - ...
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Who Decides? James Madison on Interpreting the Constitution

Who Decides? James Madison on Interpreting the Constitution

For the “Father of the Constitution,” giving interpretive supremacy to any one branch would destroy the separation of powers. So ...
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The #1 Reason the Supreme Court is a Waste of your Time

The #1 Reason the Supreme Court is a Waste of your Time

Under the monster state we all face today, no matter who sits on the supreme court, the federal government will ...
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Category: Police State

Copposition: Thin Blue Line vs the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Copposition: Thin Blue Line vs the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

In state after state, after state ...the most aggressive - and effective - opponents of legislation to protect or advance ...
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Top-4 Lies in Support of Qualified Immunity

Top-4 Lies in Support of Qualified Immunity

A legal doctrine created out of thin air by the federal courts, and then forced on all 50 states - ...
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State-Federal Task Forces and the National Police State

State-Federal Task Forces and the National Police State

Through the proliferation of joint law enforcement task forces, the federal government is creating a national police force that operates ...
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Category: Nullification Strategy

Who is Supposed to Keep the Feds in Check?

Who is Supposed to Keep the Feds in Check?

Who is responsible for keeping the federal government within the limits of the Constitution? It’s definitely not about somehow magically ...
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Compliance is Violence: Dickinson and Spooner on the Path to Liberty

Compliance is Violence: Dickinson and Spooner on the Path to Liberty

John Dickinson and Lysander Spooner were separated by nearly a century in life, and possibly even more in their political ...
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Partnerships Don't Work When Half the Team Quits

Partnerships Don’t Work When Half the Team Quits

The federal government and the states are partners in almost every major domestic policy area. And, as leading founders like ...
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Category: Essential History

When Did Things Go Off the Rails?

When Did Things Go Off the Rails?

The Constitution is not in force in any meaningful way, but when did things get like this? Some people think ...
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Bill of Rights: The Untold Story of Why it Exists

Bill of Rights: The Untold Story of Why it Exists

Most people associate passage of amendments in the 1st Congress with the dogged persistence of Rep. James Madison. But if ...
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Common Sense: The Most Brilliant Pamphlet in History?

Common Sense: The Most Brilliant Pamphlet in History?

First published on January 10, 1776 - Thomas Paine’s Common Sense defended and inspired the cause of independence like no ...
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Category: Surveillance

Fusion Centers Facilitate Spying on Everybody

Fusion Centers Facilitate Spying on Everybody

Fusion centers were sold to the public as state-federal partnerships to go after "the terrorists." But to keep their budgets ...
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Stolen Loot, Secret Spending and Stingray Surveillance

Stolen Loot, Secret Spending and Stingray Surveillance

Asset forfeiture, federal equitable sharing funds, secret warrantless surveillance and more. All unconstitutional - and all in a day’s work ...
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Federal Stimulus Funds Gun Control Surveillance

Federal Stimulus Funds Gun Control Surveillance

A gun control surveillance technology - “acoustic gunshot detection” - has been funded by unconstitutional federal grants to local police ...
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Category: War Powers

War Powers and the Constitution: An Overview

War Powers and the Constitution: An Overview

“In no part of the constitution is more wisdom to be found than in the clause which confides the question ...
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James Madison: Universal Peace

James Madison: Universal Peace

In a little-known 1792 essay, James Madison recognized that “a universal and perpetual peace” is something that might never exist ...
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Liberty is the Price of Endless War

Liberty is the Price of Endless War

When most people talk about federal overreach, they generally focus on domestic issues - education, healthcare, social policy, mandates, and ...
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Category: Asset Forfeiture

Stolen Loot, Secret Spending and Stingray Surveillance

Stolen Loot, Secret Spending and Stingray Surveillance

Asset forfeiture, federal equitable sharing funds, secret warrantless surveillance and more. All unconstitutional - and all in a day’s work ...
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Criminal: The Federal "Equitable Sharing" Asset Forfeiture Program

Criminal: The Federal “Equitable Sharing” Asset Forfeiture Program

In 1984, a Senator from Delaware who now lives in the White House helped create the federal civil asset forfeiture ...
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2nd Amendment: What the Heck is Happening in Texas?

2nd Amendment: What the Heck is Happening in Texas?

Some bad news, followed by more bad news, unfortunately. A “2nd Amendment Sanctuary” bill in Texas has a pretty major ...
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Category: Nullification Movement

State of the Nullification Movement 2021

State of the Nullification Movement 2021

We were warned. Relying on the federal government to magically limit its own power would guarantee that power would always ...
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Status Report: Nullify Federal Gun Control

Status Report: Nullify Federal Gun Control

States have the power to pull the rug out from under federal gun control enforcement. Get a status report update ...
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Dozens of Small Towns Reject Federal Bribe Money

Dozens of Small Towns Reject Federal Bribe Money

With federal “funding” comes federal strings - and federal control. And while most state and local governments are happy with ...
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Category: Federal Reserve

Inflation: An Introduction

Inflation: An Introduction

Supporters of the monster state love using the term “inflation” not to describe inflation, but the effects of it. That ...
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Thomas Paine: The Evils of Paper Money

Thomas Paine: The Evils of Paper Money

While most people associate support for sound money with founders like Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, in 1786 Thomas Paine ...
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Using the Financial System as a Foreign Policy Weapon

Using the Financial System as a Foreign Policy Weapon

The U.S. doesn’t only project power across the globe through its massive military. It also weaponizes the U.S. dollar, using ...
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Category: Brutus’ Antifederalist Papers

The Dangers of Consolidation: Antifederalist Brutus No. 1

The Dangers of Consolidation: Antifederalist Brutus No. 1

Whether they supported or opposed the Constitution - virtually everyone at the time of ratification was in agreement on at ...
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Consolidation vs Natural Liberty: Antifederalist Brutus No. 2

Consolidation vs Natural Liberty: Antifederalist Brutus No. 2

With a natural rights foundation - along with warnings about consolidation and people with power - in his 2nd of ...
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Oppress and Plunder: Antifederalist Brutus No. 3

Oppress and Plunder: Antifederalist Brutus No. 3

In his 3rd essay, Antifederalist Brutus made the case that ratification should be rejected because representation in Congress was far ...
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Category: Cato’s Antifederalist Papers

Urging Caution: Antifederalist Cato No. 1

Urging Caution: Antifederalist Cato No. 1

Just days after the proposed Constitution was signed in Philadelphia, the first of Cato’s Antifederalist papers was published in the ...
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Hamilton's Dictatorship: Antifederalist Cato No. 2

Hamilton’s Dictatorship: Antifederalist Cato No. 2

In response to the first published antifederalist paper from Cato, Alexander Hamilton (likely) launched a scatching attack. Writing as Caesar, ...
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Consolidation Leads to Force: Antifederalist Cato No. 3

Consolidation Leads to Force: Antifederalist Cato No. 3

In his 3rd paper, Cato focuses on the dangers of consolidation, or centralization of power. In support, he relies on ...
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Category: Patrick Henry’s Antifederalist Speeches

We the People or We the States: Patrick Henry’s Anti-Federalist Speech No. 1

We the People or We the States: Patrick Henry’s Anti-Federalist Speech No. 1

In his first speech at the Virginia Ratifying Convention, Patrick Henry challenged the legitimacy of the Philadelphia Convention of 1787, ...
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Liberty or Empire: Patrick Henry's Anti-Federalist Speech No. 2

Liberty or Empire: Patrick Henry’s Anti-Federalist Speech No. 2

Centralization of power, standing armies, an elected king - would lead to a mighty empire, rather than a land of ...
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Don't Give in to Fear: Patrick Henry's Anti-Federalist Speech No. 3

Don’t Give in to Fear: Patrick Henry’s Anti-Federalist Speech No. 3

Responding to Federalist claims that rejecting ratification would lead to danger, chaos and potential ruin, Patrick Henry took the other ...
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