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US, Nikki Haley delivers brutal blow to United Nations

BY ALLEN WEST Well, it’s the day after Christmas but we now know who ended up getting a lump of coal in their stocking. And...

Obamacare Subsidies and Justice Anthony Kennedy

JOHN A. SPARKS, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES It’s not too much to say that President Obama’s domestic legislative legacy could turn on the outcome...

The Power of a Pebble in Your Shoe

A plan to Stop Agenda 21 BY TOM DEWEESE Thousands of grassroots activists across the nation have taken up the fight against Agenda 21 and its...

Afghanistan: Obama’s War

STEVE HANKE, CATO INSTITUTE Last week, when President Obama made his trip to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, he claimed that “America’s war in Afghanistan...

Obama Administration Deems Gun Retailers ‘High-Risk’

Intimidates Banks That Would Do Business with Them GENEVIEVE WOOD, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Leave it to the Obama administration to come up with perhaps the most backdoor...

Obama Administration Deems Gun Retailers 'High-Risk'

Intimidates Banks That Would Do Business with Them GENEVIEVE WOOD, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Leave it to the Obama administration to come up with perhaps the most backdoor...

Will Congress Allow Hawaii to Expand Racial Discrimination?

ILYA SHAPIRO, CATO INSTITUTE I’ve written before about the curious and recurring desire of some Hawaiians to treat other Hawaiians differently based on the quantum...

Amid Chinese Aggression, Obama Affirms U.S. Defense of Japan’s Senkaku Islands

HERITAGE FOUNDATION, BRUCE KLINGNER During his trip to Japan, President Obama publicly affirmed long-standing U.S. policy that the bilateral security treaty applies to the Japanese-controlled...

The U.S. Should Stop Favoring Russia on Nuclear Weapons

MICHAELA DODGE AND REBECCA ROBISON, HERITAGE FOUNDATION This week marks the 4th anniversary of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) with Russia. Given...

Don’t Push China and Russia Together

TED GALEN CARPENTER, HERITAGE FOUNDATION One of the more notable results of Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea is how unenthusiastic the Chinese government has...

How the New START Treaty Has Strengthened Putin—and Hurt America

MICHAELA DOGE AND REBECCA ROBISON, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Four years ago today, U.S. and Russia signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START). An examination of...

The U.S. Needs a Long-Term Plan for Dealing with Russia

DANIEL KOCHIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Last week, President Obama signed into law an aid package that will send $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine.  While...

Washington Should Not Risk War over Ukraine

DOUG BANDOW, CATO INSTITUTE Russia’s brazen annexation of Crimea has generated a flood of proposals to reinvigorate NATO. Doing so would make America less...

Does the Treaty Power Threaten Our System of Limited Government?

THE HONORABLE TED CRUZ, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract American sovereignty and the structural constraints present in the Constitution that protect our liberty are both implicated in Bond v....

Suing Americans under International Law — in American Courts

BY SELWYN DUKE Imagine you go overseas and give a speech advocating a cause, only to come home and find you’re being sued for “crimes...

The Alamo: Hallowed American Ground or UN Captive?

BY TOM DEWEESE In 1836, 150 courageous and dedicated men died defending the Alamo. They fought in opposition to the rise of authoritarian big government...

Sustainable Development: The Evil Facing America

BY TOM DEWEESE On July 23, 2004, I addressed the fifth annual Freedom 21 Conference in Reno, Nevada. Freedom 21 was the first coalition of...

Senator Moran Circulates Letter to Repudiate the UN Small Arms Treaty

SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA “ Pratt also contends that the U.N. has a terrible track record in protecting human life. He said the...

Analysis of the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)

MIKE HAMMOND, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) was scheduled for approval in the UN last year, in July, but...

Parental Rights & Common Sense vs. Clever Wording of UN Documents

BY CAROL SOELBERG Parental Rights is one family "respect" that we rarely have to explain. Common sense clearly attests to the fact stated in our...

Is America’s House Divided Again?

L. JOHN VAN TIL, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Having just viewed Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” and knowing that Lincoln’s birthday is approaching, it seemed fitting...

UN Takes Concrete Steps Toward Global Tax

Final Report on Doha, Qatar Conference CATHIE ADAMS, EAGLE FORUM In Doha, Qatar, late Saturday, delegates attending the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)...

“Complete Transformation of the Economic Structure of the World”

CATHIE ADAMS, EAGLE FORUM The United Nations is meeting in Qatar to negotiate a “complete transformation of the economic structure of the world,” explained Christiana...

Oppose Ratification of the UN Treaty on Disability Rights

LIBERTY ALERTS, JBS.ORG The United Nations already operates with an array of subsidiary organizations, conventions, commissions, and institutes that seek to govern a growing total...

Stop the Law of the Sea Treaty

International Law, Eagle Forum Call your Senators and tell them to stop the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST)! Liberals who favor global government over American...

James Wilson: Where Soveriegnty Resides

Liberty Letters, James Wilson, 1787 It has not been, nor, I presume, will it be denied, that somewhere there is, and of necessity must be,...

Note on the Swamy Case

By Carl L. Bankston After posting my brief thoughts (1) on the censure of Professor Subramanian Swamy by the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences,...

The First Amendment, Domestic Terror, And Right-Wing Extremists

Commenting on the Supreme Courts 6-3 ruling in Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, Alex Newman writes: The federal government has already made clear who it considers the biggest “domestic terror” threat: “right-wing extremists” who support gun rights, sovereignty, the Constitution, proper border enforcement and other “right-wing” causes. So while some may agree with the court right now, this ruling could set a dangerous precedent where groups accused by the government become “indefensible,” as people cower in fear of criminal sanctions even for offering support via speech.

Madison’s Notes — The Federal Convention of 1787 — June 19

Mr. WILSON, could not admit the doctrine that when the Colonies became independent of G. Britain, they became independent also of each other. He read the declaration of Independence, observing thereon that the United Colonies were declared to be free & independent States; and inferring that they were independent, not individually but Unitedly and that they were confederated as they were independent, States. Col. HAMILTON, assented to the doctrine of Mr. Wilson. He denied the doctrine that the States were thrown into a State of Nature He was not yet prepared to admit the doctrine that the Confederacy, could be dissolved by partial infractions of it.

Madison's Notes — The Federal Convention of 1787 — June 19

Mr. WILSON, could not admit the doctrine that when the Colonies became independent of G. Britain, they became independent also of each other. He read the declaration of Independence, observing thereon that the United Colonies were declared to be free & independent States; and inferring that they were independent, not individually but Unitedly and that they were confederated as they were independent, States. Col. HAMILTON, assented to the doctrine of Mr. Wilson. He denied the doctrine that the States were thrown into a State of Nature He was not yet prepared to admit the doctrine that the Confederacy, could be dissolved by partial infractions of it.