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Federalist Papers No. 73, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS Friday, March 21, 1788 The Provision For The Support of the Executive, and the Veto Power THE third ingredient towards constituting the...

Federalist Papers No. 71, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS Tuesday, March 18, 1788 Executive (Presidential) Term Length, Independence from the Legislature, Firmness DURATION in office has been mentioned as the second...

Blackstone—Of the Parliament

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS Commentaries on the Laws of England , Book 1 (Rights of Persons) CHAPTER 2—OF THE PARLIAMENT  WE are next to treat...

Look Who's Defending Washington Cronyism

GENEVIEVE WOOD, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Supporters of one of Washington’s prime examples of cronyism, the Export-Import Bank, are rolling out the dollars and surveys to make...

Federalist Papers No. 51, James Madison

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS Wednesday, February 6, 1788 The Structure of the Government Must Furnish the Proper Checks and Balances Between the Different Departments TO WHAT...

Federalist Papers No. 47, James Madison

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS Wednesday, January 30, 1788 The Particular Structure of the New Government and the Distribution of Power Among Its Different Parts HAVING reviewed...

Federalist Papers No. 38, James Madison

FOUNDERS CORNER, MAJOR WORKS Saturday, January 12, 1788 Concerning the Difficulties of the Convention in Devising a Proper Form of Government and the Incoherence of the...

The Road to Collectivism

CLARENCE B. CARSON, IDEAS ON LIBERTY Individual Liberty in the Crucible of History, Part V Americans came upon the road to collectivism by diverse ways and...

That Good Old "Do-Nothing" Congress

ISRAEL ORTEGA, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Oftentimes, people fret that Congress isn’t doing anything. But is that such a bad thing? The divide of the will of the...

That Good Old “Do-Nothing” Congress

ISRAEL ORTEGA, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Oftentimes, people fret that Congress isn’t doing anything. But is that such a bad thing? The divide of the will of the...

William Grayson: On Preventing Bad Man from Abusing Power

Founders Corner Library: Speeches, Pamphlets, Letters, Quotes Mr. Chairman, it seems to have been a rule with the gentlemen on the other side, to argue...

A Law for Governments, by Clarence B. Carson

CLARENCE B. CARSON, IDEAS ON LIBERTY According to the lore of our time, business monopolies are highly dangerous—so dangerous in their threat to the commonweal...

Governor Perry Undercuts Barack Obama’s SOTU Ruse

BY CHRISTOPHER G. ADAMO Despite all of the leftist hype and contrived anticipation preceding Barack Obama’s 2013 “State of the Union” spectacle, the entire event...

Schlafly: Free Trade Cheats America

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY The re-election of Barack Obama hasn’t done anything to make more jobs available to Americans, and there is no indication that it...

Attorney, talk host Mark Levin wins court case against Obama

BY JIM KOURI A federal appeals court ruled on Friday in favor of a well-known plaintiff's argument that President Barack Obama violated the Constitution by...

Three Fundamentals as to Why I Oppose Gun Control

BY STEVE FARRELL I am firmly opposed to the President's unconstitutional and dangerous-to-liberty gun grab, whether they be accomplished through the front door of Congress,...

Filibuster Reform!

ACTION ALERT, EAGLE FORUM Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has ruled the U.S. Senate with an iron fist since Democrats took the Senate majority after...

Useful Liberal Liberal Idiots and Vote Fraud

BY SELWYN DUKE Among the responses to my recent article on Democrat vote fraud were those of liberals who were happy to hear no evil,...

American Federalism: History

GEORGE CHARLES ROCHE III, THE FREEMAN A number of years ago, Richard Hofstadter made the point that the differences among key Ameri­can political figures have...

Two Pivotal Crises—Steve Farrell

Liberty Letters with Steve Farrell It was October the 27, 1787, when Alexander Hamilton in Federalist No. 1, observed this pivotal truth: "It has been frequently...

Madison: Checking rulers, passion, human error, and leveling

Liberty Letters, James Madison, 26 June 1787 In order to judge of the form to be given to this institution, it will be proper to...

Senate and the House: The Founders Balancing Act

Liberty Letters, Federal Farmer 11, 1788 The senate, as a legislative branch, is not large, but as an executive branch quite too numerous. It is...

Group Files Suit to Declare Senate Filibuster Rule Unconstitutional

JON E. DOUGHERTY, NEWSROOM AMERICA A government watchdog group has filed suit in federal court to have the Senate's filibuster rule declared unconstitutional, saying the...

Obama Threatens the U.S. Supreme Court

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY President Barack Obama is more and more behaving like a petty dictator who thinks he can say and do anything, regardless of...

Scripture On Unchecked Power

Just War, Rebellion, and the American Revolution: John Keown and Modern Critiques on Whether the War of Independence was Just. Part 5: Scripture and Rebellion,...

Justice And Equality: How Are They To Be Obtained?

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Six, Part 3, 350 B.C.E. Next comes the question, how is this equality to be obtained? Are we...

President Obama Can’t Set Senate Rules

JAY SEKULOW, ACLJ It's an important case that underscores the separation of powers. Senate Republicans will file a friend-of-the-court brief in support of a federal...

Checks and Balances and the Separation of Powers

Liberty Letters, James Madison, 1788 One of the principal objections inculcated by the more respectable adversaries to the constitution, is its supposed violation of the...

Obama’s Monumental Misunderstanding

JOHN A. SPARKS, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES President Obama recently complained about the possibility of the Supreme Court striking down Obamacare. He used the...

President Obama Scolded for Remarks to Supreme Court

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, LIBERTY COUNSEL Washington, DC – President Obama was publicly scolded this week for warning the Supreme Court against overturning ObamaCare. The President said...