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Don’t pick them all. Only a select few, instead. – Thomas Jefferson Leadership

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP …  if you appoint all the members of the legislature to be members of the institution, it will gratify no particular member,...

The Pernicious ‘Living Document’ Theory of the Constitution

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Recently, former Vice President and current presidential candidate Joe Biden publicly shared his vision for the U.S. Supreme Court. First, he said...

Rev. Daniel Shute: On Religious Tests, 1788

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, AMERICAN FOUNDING ERA, REV. DANIEL SHUTE Reverend Daniel Shute defends the proposed U.S. Constitution and specifically its prohibition of religious tests—Massachusetts Ratification...

Note to Democrats: U.S. Does Not Have a Parliamentary System

BY BOB BARR As they say, “words have meaning”; even – rather, especially – words in the Constitution.  Take the words found in Article 2,...

Federalist Papers, No. 23, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS The Necessity of a Government as Energetic as the One Proposed to the Preservation of the Union Tuesday, December 18, 1787 THE...

The General Welfare – by Clarence Carson

CLARENCE CARSON Editor's note: This constitutional classic originally appeared in the August 1, 1983 edition of The Freeman. “I wish the Constitution was not so vague,”...

Definition of a Slave – Samuel Adams

FOUNDERS CORNER: SPEECHES, PAMPHLETS, LETTERS, QUOTES Sam Adams, July 16, 1788 For your use I subjoin the following creed of every good American :—I believe that...

U.S. Constitution Under Attack

TOM GOW, FREEDOM FIRST SOCIETY It is generally a strategic mistake to get caught up in disputing the pretexts for revolutionary demands.  Rather our primary concern always needs to...

Privileges and Powers of Both Houses of Congress – Justice Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 3, Chapter 12,  PRIVILEGES AND POWERS OF BOTH HOUSES OF...

Save the Electoral College: The Founders Warned of an “Overbearing Majority”

Justin P. DePlato and Matthew M. Markulin, The Institute for Faith & Freedom An apparent new litmus test has appeared among the 2020 Democratic...

Delaware: Joseph Story’s Commentaries on the Constitution, Vol. 1, Ch. 13

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 13,  DELAWARE § 126. AFTER Penn had become proprietary of Pennsylvania,...

Pennsylvania: Joseph Story’s Commentaries on the Constitution, Vol. 1, Ch. 12

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 12,  PENNSYLVANIA § 121. PENNSYLVANIA was originally settled by different...

Constitutional Ignorance Led to a Tyranny of the Majority

GARRY M. GALLES, FOUNDATION FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION Constitution Day—September 17—marks the anniversary of its 1787 signing. Students will be taught about it...but not because of...

The Proper Role of Government—Ezra Taft Benson

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 20TH CENTURY SERMONS, EZRA TAFT BENSON 1976 During this historic celebration of our nation’s Bicentennial, it seems appropriate to say something about the...

The Federalist Papers — No. 4 — John Jay

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS Wednesday, November 7, 1787 Concerning Powers From Foreign Force and Influence MY LAST paper assigned several reasons why the safety of the people...

Rhode Island—Vol. 1, Ch. 8, Commentaries on the Constitution, by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 8,  RHODE ISLAND § 94. RHODE ISLAND was originally settled by...

Connecticut: Vol. 1, Ch. 7, Story’s Commentaries on the Constitution

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 7,  CONNECTICUT § 84. CONNECTICUT was originally settled under the protection...

Federalist Papers, No. 3, John Jay

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS November 3, 1787 Plea for Union Continued IT IS not a new observation that the people of any country (if, like the...

Federalist Papers, No. 2, John Jay

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS Wednesday, October 31, 1787 Plea for Union WHEN the people of America reflect that they are now called upon to decide a...

John Leland: Religious Liberty Promotes Greatest Revival of True Religion

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, FOUNDING ERA SERMONS: JOHN LELAND 1791 Divines generally inform us that there is such a time to come (called the Latter-Day Glory) when...

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Romanian Churches Petition to U.S. Supreme Court

LIBERTY COUNSEL Liberty Counsel filed a petition for cert asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case of Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church and Logos Baptist Ministries...

King v. Burwell: A Clear Example of Legislating from the Bench

MICHAEL F. CANNON, CATO INSTITUTE Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett have renewed interest in the 2015 case King v. Burwell. In...

1619 – The Left’s final assault on America

~Their 1619 Project would eviscerate, denigrate and replace American history with racist lies~ Scot Faulkner Leftists have launched what they hope can be their final assault...

Safety Issues Tied to Police Cutbacks

BY T.F. STERN The public is starting to realize that using the Police Department as a ‘whipping boy’ for all the ills of society has...