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The Power to Declare War: An Introduction

The Power to Declare War: An Introduction

Only Congress has the power to “declare war.” But how it’s used today has almost no resemblance to the original, ...
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Top-5 Tools for Total Tyranny

Top-5 Tools for Total Tyranny

The structure and power for a totalitarian nightmare is all around us - overcriminalization, overregulation, surveillance, and so much more, ...
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ATF Enforcement at or Near Records Levels Once Again

ATF Enforcement at or Near Records Levels Once Again

Bad news, even where it might feel like good news - federal gun control enforcement went down some in 2020, ...
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Madison and Jefferson on Infrastructure and Debt

Madison and Jefferson on Infrastructure and Debt

Supporters of the monster state want you to believe that it’s never enough. Spending, taxing, debt - and the like ...
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Jefferson's Favorite Book on Government?

Jefferson’s Favorite Book on Government?

The Declaration of Independence was not an effort to “find out new principles,” according to Thomas Jefferson. Instead, it was ...
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Destroying the States: Antifederalist Brutus No. 6

Destroying the States: Antifederalist Brutus No. 6

Continuing his theme of warning against consolidation, or centralization of power, Brutus looks at the taxing power and general welfare, ...
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Category: 10th Amendment

Why the 10th Amendment? Federalism as a Tool to Advance Liberty

Why the 10th Amendment? Federalism as a Tool to Advance Liberty

Although some people believe the 10th Amendment is just about advancing "states rights," for the Founders, devolving power away from ...
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The 10th Amendment in Ten: Top-10 Founders Quotes

The 10th Amendment in Ten: Top-10 Founders Quotes

More important every day, the "foundation of the Constitution" is how Thomas Jefferson described the 10th Amendment. A quick overview ...
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Category: Nullification Essentials

The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and Nullification by Northern States

The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and Nullification by Northern States

On September 18, 1850 - President Millard Fillmore signed the 2nd Fugitive Slave Act into law. In response to what ...
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Anti-Commandeering: The Top-6 Questions

Anti-Commandeering: The Top-6 Questions

The most effective way to nullify federal programs is to use James Madison’s advice, “a refusal to cooperate with officers ...
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Anti-Nullification Propaganda: Definitions Matter

Anti-Nullification Propaganda: Definitions Matter

For many people, nullification is a loaded word - primarily due to a government-run education system that’s never taught people ...
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Category: Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Six Fake 2nd Amendment "Sanctuary States"

Six Fake 2nd Amendment “Sanctuary States”

A growing number of states are passing laws to create “2nd Amendment Sanctuaries” that are pretty much sanctuaries for nothing ...
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Bad Strategy: More Losses for the 2nd Amendment

Bad Strategy: More Losses for the 2nd Amendment

In order to advance liberty in the face of the largest government in the history of the world, good strategy ...
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Nullify Attacks on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Nullify Attacks on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

How to stop federal restrictions on the 2nd Amendment? Follow the advice of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison to undermine, ...
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Category: In the Founders’ Words

Remembering Boston Massacre Day: John Hancock Edition

Remembering Boston Massacre Day: John Hancock Edition

Little known to most people today, for many years after the Boston Massacre of March 5, 1770 - residents of ...
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Liberty is the Foundation: Timeless Wisdom from the "Penman of the Revolution"

Liberty is the Foundation: Timeless Wisdom from the “Penman of the Revolution”

Author of the most widely-read papers on American liberty up until publication of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense in 1776, John ...
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Resist and Nullify: Top-10 Founders' Quotes

Resist and Nullify: Top-10 Founders’ Quotes

When the feds exceed the powers delegated to them in the Constitution - which they do almost constantly - what ...
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Category: Federal Courts

John Marshall, the Commerce Clause and Gibbons v Ogden

John Marshall, the Commerce Clause and Gibbons v Ogden

While supporters - and opponents - of the monster state often point to 3 New Deal era cases as pivotal ...
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How Things Have Changed: Supreme Court Edition

How Things Have Changed: Supreme Court Edition

12 quotes from four Supreme Court Justices nominated by Pres. George Washington - on property rights, federal power, resistance and ...
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Four Cases that Expanded the Commerce Clause

Four Cases that Expanded the Commerce Clause

Three New Deal-era court cases set the foundation for an expansion of the Commerce Clause far beyond its original, legal ...
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Category: Police State

Nullify the Police State: "No-Knock" Warrant Edition

Nullify the Police State: “No-Knock” Warrant Edition

3 Supreme Court opinions and the incorporation doctrine have taken this unconstitutional policy and forced it on all 50 states ...
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Lawless Law Enforcement: Asset Forfeiture Fuels Police Spending

Lawless Law Enforcement: Asset Forfeiture Fuels Police Spending

Police treat civil asset forfeiture as a cash grab - like a highwayman doing roadside robberies - but funding their ...
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End Qualified Immunity from the Bottom Up

End Qualified Immunity from the Bottom Up

While states can't end a federally-imposed legal fiction on their own, a new state law to reform the practice can ...
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Category: Nullification Strategy

An "All or Nothing" Approach is Bad for Liberty

An “All or Nothing” Approach is Bad for Liberty

Have you ever been attacked as a "statist" because something you support to expand liberty - in a big or ...
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State of the Nullification Movement: Strategy, Theory and Action

State of the Nullification Movement: Strategy, Theory and Action

Theory, strategy, advice - they're all important. But taking concrete steps to support the Constitution and advance liberty are essential ...
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Using the 10th Amendment to Defend the 2nd, a Brief History

Using the 10th Amendment to Defend the 2nd, a Brief History

The 10th Amendment strategy to defend the 2nd Amendment has been gaining steam, but it hasn’t come out of nowhere ...
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Category: Essential History

Unlimited, Centralized Power: "In All Cases Whatsoever"

Unlimited, Centralized Power: “In All Cases Whatsoever”

Of all the Acts of Parliament that angered the American colonists and led to the Revolutionary War, the Declaratory Act ...
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Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase

Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase

We've all heard the story about Thomas Jefferson going forward with the Louisiana Purchase even though he thought it was ...
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Otis, Adams, Dickinson: The Massachusetts Circular Letter

Otis, Adams, Dickinson: The Massachusetts Circular Letter

After John Dickinson urged them to take action in response to the Townshend Acts of 1767, James Otis, Jr. and ...
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Category: Surveillance

Status Report: Nullify the Surveillance State

Status Report: Nullify the Surveillance State

Although NSA spying remains the most high-profile warrantless surveillance program, the federal government has created a national surveillance network that ...
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Operation Legend: Feds Funding More Unconstitutional Local Surveillance

Operation Legend: Feds Funding More Unconstitutional Local Surveillance

Pushing for “law and order” but ignoring the supreme law of the land, the DOJ has been throwing cash at ...
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The Constitution on the War on Drugs

The Constitution on the War on Drugs

Few programs have done such consistent and sweeping damage to the original, legal meaning of the Constitution as the so-called ...
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Category: War Powers

Loving the Founders, but Hating their Foreign Policy?

Loving the Founders, but Hating their Foreign Policy?

A lot of self-described constitution supporters - and people who claim to respect and love the founders - get pretty ...
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Defund the Pentagon

Defund the Pentagon

While left and right bicker over calls - real or pretended - to defund the police, there's a much bigger ...
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Who Ends War under the Constitution? Iraq, Iran, AUMF Edition

Who Ends War under the Constitution? Iraq, Iran, AUMF Edition

On Thursday, the House passed an amendment to repeal the 2002 Iraq AUMF. The administration is vehemently opposed and will ...
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Category: Asset Forfeiture

Nullification News: 2A, Raw Milk, Forfeiture, Facial Recognition and more

Nullification News: 2A, Raw Milk, Forfeiture, Facial Recognition and more

It's nullification season! Michael Boldin reports on the latest efforts to reject, resist, undermine and nullify unconstitutional acts .Hear about ...
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Liars: Police Make False Claims About Asset Forfeiture

Liars: Police Make False Claims About Asset Forfeiture

Law enforcement lobbyists always oppose asset forfeiture reform, generally relying on the claim that seizing people’s stuff serves as a ...
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Asset Forfeiture is Theft: An Overview of the State and Federal Programs

Asset Forfeiture is Theft: An Overview of the State and Federal Programs

Unlike criminal forfeiture, where property is taken only after a criminal conviction, civil forfeiture allows law enforcement to take property ...
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Category: Nullification Movement

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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The History behind the Three-Fifths Compromise

The History behind the Three-Fifths Compromise

Of all the compromises which produced the Constitution at the Philadelphia Convention of 1787, the Three-Fifths Compromise is probably considered ...
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Fake 2nd Amendment Sanctuaries: Ignorance or Grandstanding?

Fake 2nd Amendment Sanctuaries: Ignorance or Grandstanding?

Most local 2nd amendment “sanctuaries” have done nothing to end gun control on the books - and now a growing ...
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Category: Federal Reserve

Status Report: End the Fed from the Bottom Up

Status Report: End the Fed from the Bottom Up

The Federal Reserve is the engine that drives the most powerful government in history. But we can't count on the ...
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Big Spenders to the Right and the Left: Mind-Numbing Deficit Numbers Keep Growing

Big Spenders to the Right and the Left: Mind-Numbing Deficit Numbers Keep Growing

The federal reserve is the engine that drives the most powerful government in history. And big spenders on both sides ...
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Secrecy and No Reserves: Last Ditch Efforts from the Fed?

Secrecy and No Reserves: Last Ditch Efforts from the Fed?

Two big changes from the federal reserve in recent weeks - the ability to operate in complete secrecy, and reducing ...
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Category: Brutus’ Antifederalist Papers

Unlimited Taxes and Militarism: Antifederalist Brutus No. 7

Unlimited Taxes and Militarism: Antifederalist Brutus No. 7

Brutus takes Alexander Hamilton to task over his support of power “without limitation” to raise and fund armies in Federalist ...
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