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4 Ways to Read the Constitution, 3 are Wrong

4 Ways to Read the Constitution, 3 are Wrong

We’ve all heard the terms - strict construction, living constitution, textualism, and originalism. Learn what they are. And find out ...
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Nullification Works: Cannabis 2022 Edition

Nullification Works: Cannabis 2022 Edition

With federal enforcement numbers dropping by as much as 90% in the last 6 years, it should be obvious that ...
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7 Truths About Government Most People Ignore

7 Truths About Government Most People Ignore

As Richard Henry Lee so rightly observed, “politics is the science of fraud, and politicians are the professors of this ...
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The Illusion of Freedom in the Land of the Free

The Illusion of Freedom in the Land of the Free

Calling these United States the “land of the free” is ignorant of what actually qualifies as a “free people” - ...
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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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The Other 16th Amendment: Separation of Powers

The Other 16th Amendment: Separation of Powers

James Madison considered the separation of powers so important he not only called it a “dogmatic maxim,” he expressly included ...
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Category: Nullification Essentials

Thomas Jefferson's Strategy for Nullification

Thomas Jefferson’s Strategy for Nullification

Thomas Jefferson is widely seen as the founder who first formalized the principles of nullification - on paper. But he ...
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Anti-Commandeering, The Legal Basis for Refusing to Cooperate

Anti-Commandeering, The Legal Basis for Refusing to Cooperate

Learn about James Madison's advice for individuals and states - and how the Supreme Court has actually backed him up ...
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How to Deal with Unconstitutional Acts: Advice from the Founders

How to Deal with Unconstitutional Acts: Advice from the Founders

Most people think the way to deal with the feds is - march on the capitol, vote the bums out, ...
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Category: Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Worst in History: Smashing Federal Gun Control Records

Worst in History: Smashing Federal Gun Control Records

As with last year, and the year before - the latest ATF data has been released, and the numbers are ...
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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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Category: In the Founders’ Words

The First American: Benjamin Franklin's Top Quotes and Warnings

The First American: Benjamin Franklin’s Top Quotes and Warnings

Probably the best-known American in his day, his Memoirs were required reading long after his passing. Benjamin Franklin's work and ...
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The Real Revolution: James Otis vs the Writs of Assistance

The Real Revolution: James Otis vs the Writs of Assistance

The revolution started years before the war commenced - a change in the views and sentiments of the people. And ...
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5 Founders on the Horrors and Evils of War

5 Founders on the Horrors and Evils of War

Thomas Paine, John Jay, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison - in their own words - on the evils ...
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Category: Federal Courts

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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Qualified Immunity Won't be Ended by the Federal Courts

Qualified Immunity Won’t be Ended by the Federal Courts

Two more cases in the federal court system - and both times the judges agreed that rights were violated, but ...
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The Supreme Court Issues Opinions, not Law

The Supreme Court Issues Opinions, not Law

"Legislating from the bench" has become a common phrase, a common complaint - and a common practice. But it was ...
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Category: Police State

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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The Origins of Militarized Police: From Peace Officer to Command and Control

The Origins of Militarized Police: From Peace Officer to Command and Control

To say that the militarization of the police is nothing new is to ignore America’s recent history as well as ...
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Category: Nullification Strategy

Jury Nullification Can Keep the Government in Check

Jury Nullification Can Keep the Government in Check

Thomas Jefferson considered trial by jury as the anchor by which “government can be held to the principles of its ...
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Lessons from Nullifornia: Part 1, Plants

Lessons from Nullifornia: Part 1, Plants

When it comes to nullification of federal power, California has decades of experience on multiple fronts. And no matter what ...
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Fortitude‌ ‌and‌ ‌Perseverance:‌ ‌A‌ ‌Lesson‌ ‌on‌ ‌Liberty‌ ‌from‌ ‌Montana‌ ‌

Fortitude‌ ‌and‌ ‌Perseverance:‌ ‌A‌ ‌Lesson‌ ‌on‌ ‌Liberty‌ ‌from‌ ‌Montana‌ ‌

Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, John Dickinson and other prominent founders recognized that the ground of liberty is gained by inches ...
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Category: Essential History

The Peoples' Nullification of the Stamp Act

The Peoples’ Nullification of the Stamp Act

A combination of protests, declarations, disobedience, local resolutions, support from merchants, and non-enforcement by sheriffs and other local officials created ...
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Free Speech Under Attack: The Sedition Act of 1798

Free Speech Under Attack: The Sedition Act of 1798

On July 14, 1798 - John Adams signed the Sedition Act into law. This is one of the most egregious ...
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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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Category: Surveillance

Like a Cancer: Warrantless Surveillance under Section 702

Like a Cancer: Warrantless Surveillance under Section 702

When it’s “just for the terrorists,” you can be sure it’ll eventually be used against you. As leading founders like ...
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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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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

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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Asset Forfeiture was Not Ended by the Supreme Court

Asset Forfeiture was Not Ended by the Supreme Court

Setting things straight - asset forfeiture has not been stopped, and additional action can bring it to an end ...
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Category: Nullification Movement

Top-4 Myths About Nullification

Top-4 Myths About Nullification

We hear them every single day - the leading reasons and excuses to not use nullification. They’re all based on ...
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Nullify Federal Gun Control: Status Report from the States

Nullify Federal Gun Control: Status Report from the States

Using James Madison’s advice and strategy to undermine and defeat federal programs, get a status report update on efforts in ...
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It's Nullification Season: Latest News from the 10th Amendment Movement

It’s Nullification Season: Latest News from the 10th Amendment Movement

Nullification season 2021 is underway! On this episode, get the latest news on efforts to push back against unconstitutional programs ...
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Category: Federal Reserve

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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The Fed, Spending, Debt and More: Warnings from Thomas Jefferson

The Fed, Spending, Debt and More: Warnings from Thomas Jefferson

When it came to sound economic policy, Thomas Jefferson was outspoken for decades. From opposing a central bank, to keeping ...
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The Federal Reserve Created the Bubble and is Making Things Worse

The Federal Reserve Created the Bubble and is Making Things Worse

The Fed has been inflating a big, fat, ugly bubble for a long time. Money printing and artificially-low interest rates ...
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Category: Brutus’ Antifederalist Papers

Standing Armies are Dangerous to Liberty: Antifederalist Brutus No. 10

Standing Armies are Dangerous to Liberty: Antifederalist Brutus No. 10

“The liberties of a people are in danger from a large standing army,” wrote Brutus in his 10th paper. He ...
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Unprecedented Judicial Power: Antifederalist Brutus No. 11

Unprecedented Judicial Power: Antifederalist Brutus No. 11

In his 11th essay, Brutus begins his examination of the federal judiciary - and he’s not happy with it at ...
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General and Unlimited Power: Antifederalist Brutus No. 12

General and Unlimited Power: Antifederalist Brutus No. 12

Predicting that the structure of the federal court system would lead to centralization and consolidation of power - Brutus continues ...
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Category: Cato’s Antifederalist Papers

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