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Pleased the Great Governor of the World — Articles of Confederation

It has pleased the Great Governor of the World to incline the hearts of the Legislatures we respectively represent in Congress, to approve of and to authorize us to ratify the said Articles of Confederation.

Racist Hawaii Bill

The House has again passed the Akaka bill to divide Hawaii along racial lines. Eagle Forum had alerts to urge the Senate to reject it in 2005 and 2006. Pres. G.W. Bush said that he would veto it, but Pres. Obama has promised to sign it. A law professor argues that the bill is unconstitutional.

Madison's Notes, The Federal Convention, June 9

Founders continue debate as to mode of election for Executive, proportional v. equal representation for states, and federal v. national government, with emphasis on state rights discussion.

Madison’s Notes, The Federal Convention, June 9

Founders continue debate as to mode of election for Executive, proportional v. equal representation for states, and federal v. national government, with emphasis on state rights discussion.

Who’s the Boss? — Henry Lamb

The federal government should not own the land it now claims within any state unless it is purchased with the approval of the state legislature. There is a growing effort in Western states to force the federal government to honor its Constitutional limitation on land ownership and return to the states that which is rightfully theirs.

Who's the Boss? — Henry Lamb

The federal government should not own the land it now claims within any state unless it is purchased with the approval of the state legislature. There is a growing effort in Western states to force the federal government to honor its Constitutional limitation on land ownership and return to the states that which is rightfully theirs.

Applying Alinsky — Why Obamacare Makes No Sense — Alan Caruba

Again, because the mainstream media, still in love with a President whose approval ratings now stand at only 44% and heading south, neither vetted him as a candidate, nor analyzed the Alinsky approach that he cites as the greatest influence in his life. The public can be forgiven for not knowing that Alinsky’s book is dedicated to “the very first radical”, none other than “Lucifer” a.k.a. Satan

Illegals Beat E-Verify With Stolen IDs

The highly-touted Homeland Security program that screens undocumented workers fails to catch more than half of the illegal immigrants run through its database, even when stolen Social Security numbers are repeatedly used by different people.

Stop Al Gore Before He Lies Again…And Again…And Again — Alan Caruba

The New York Times once again is Al Gore’s “enabler”, publishing a February 28 opinion editorial, “We Can’t Wish Away Climate Change”, despite the mounting evidence that global warming was and is a complete fabrication. In November 2009, the Telegraph, a British newspaper, carried a story, “Al Gore could become world’s first carbon billionaire.” Get it? -- Alan Caruba

Accelerating the Speed of Lies — Alan Caruba

“In the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie…” - Adolf Hitler

Stop D.C. Gay Marriages

Southern Baptist ethicist Richard Land has joined two dozen other Christian and conservative leaders in urging Congress to pass legislation requiring a public vote before the District of Columbia issues marriage licenses to homosexual couples.

Utah Stands Up to Feds On Gun Rights — Invokes 10th Amendment

In a written statement Utah Gov. Gary Herbert explained: “There are times when the state needs to push back against continued encroachment from the federal government. Sending the message that we will stand up for a proper balance between the state and federal government is a good thing.”

Arming Against Pride — Stephen Case

High seats are always uneasy, and crowns themselves are always stuffed with thorns, which made one say of his crown[:] O crown! More noble than happy! May the spirit of God, the grace of God, the power of God, the presence of God, arm you against all other sins, evils, snares, and temptations. -- Captain Stephen Case, 1783.

Presidents and Precedents and the Path to National Suicide

Free Enter­prise Zone, The Free­man, Lawrence W. Reed America’s 44th president has embarked on a massive expansion of the federal establishment that, if accomplished, will...

Madison's Notes — Federal Convention of 1787 — June 8

The Founders debate the extensiveness of the National Power. Should the national government possess an absolute veto over alll state laws or only in a few well defined areas of law? Should the nature of the general government, therefore, be national or federal?

Madison’s Notes — Federal Convention of 1787 — June 8

The Founders debate the extensiveness of the National Power. Should the national government possess an absolute veto over alll state laws or only in a few well defined areas of law? Should the nature of the general government, therefore, be national or federal?

Listen and You Shall Hear of the Tale of Paul Revere

American Minute with Bill Federer "Listen my children and you shall hear of the midnight ride of Paul Revere...Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry...

Tea Party Progressivism — Steve Farrell

This morning we learn that the Tea Party movement has hired the American Civil Rights Union to push for a ballot recall of Democrat Senators who are not up for reelection in New Jersey, Louisiana, Colorado, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin. Steve Farrell argues that employing unconstitutional means to save the Constitution but opens the door to more dangerous precedents and practices on the national level of government.

Alan Simpson Continues Where Specter Left Off — Chris Adamo

It is infuriating and demoralizing to consider that the Republican Party is yet so willing to embrace and exalt the likes of Specter (who eventually made his inclinations official and became a Democrat), and Simpson (who remains inside the “Big Tent” to this day, believing that he can do far more to stifle conservatism from that vantage point). In so doing, it reveals an element in the GOP which real conservatives cannot be expected to trust.

Health Care and Radical Monopoly — Kevin Carson

Health care is a classic example of what Ivan Illich, in Tools for Conviviality, called a “radical monopoly.” State-sponsored crowding out makes other, cheaper (but often more appropriate) forms of treatment less usable, and renders cheaper (but adequate) treatments artificially scarce. Artificially centralized, high-tech, and skill-intensive ways of doing things make it harder for ordinary people to translate their skills and knowledge into use-value.