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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...

Justice Joseph Story—On the Separation of Church and State

Foundations of the United States Constitution In 1833, Joseph Story—selected for the Supreme Court by James Madison in 1811—publishes a three volume commentary on the...

Voices from the American Founding on the Desirability of Standing Armies

America has the largest and most powerfully armed professional military in the world. What would the Founders think of this development? BY DENNIS BEHREANDT Among the...

The Second Amendment & the Inalienable Right to Self-Defense

NELSON LUND, PH.D., HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract Contemporary debates about the meaning of the Second Amendment—is it a collective right or an individual right?—would have been incomprehensible...

The Second Amendment & the Inalienable Right to Self-Defense

NELSON LUND, PH.D., HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract Contemporary debates about the meaning of the Second Amendment—is it a collective right or an individual right?—would have been incomprehensible...

Joseph Story, the Natural Law, and Modern Jurisprudence

DIARMUID F. O'SCANNLAIN, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract As a natural law thinker, Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story believed that human nature is inherent and unchangeable. Story wrote...

Protecting Property – The Very Purpose of Our Republic

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Publishers Note: An earlier version of this essay was published on July 17, 2001 at NewsMax.com & elsewhere on the...

Maine – Commentaries on the Constitution, Vol. 1, Ch. 6

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 6,  MAINE § 82. In August, 1622, the council...

Liberty Alert: Stop the Compact for America Con-Con Initiative

LIBERTY ALERTS, JBS FREEDOM CAMPAIGN Ever since the early 1980s when 32 out of the necessary 34 states (two-thirds) had petitioned Congress to call a...

Is Election Fraud Myth or Reality?

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY The Democrats' party line is that voter fraud is a myth, but that illusion was dispelled within the last few months by...

A Republic’s Great Error: Continuing Any Feature That Increases the Love of Power

AMERICAN MINUTE WITH BILL FEDERER "Tippecanoe and Tyler too" was the campaign slogan of 9th President William Henry Harrison, born FEBRUARY 9, 1773. Harrison was an...

A Republic's Great Error: Continuing Any Feature That Increases the Love of Power

AMERICAN MINUTE WITH BILL FEDERER "Tippecanoe and Tyler too" was the campaign slogan of 9th President William Henry Harrison, born FEBRUARY 9, 1773. Harrison was an...

Another Affirmative Action Case for the Supreme Court

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III The Chronicle of Higher Education notes that the U.S. Supreme Court is being urged to take up Michigan Attorney General...

Atheists Attack the Lord’s Prayer

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY It's a longtime tradition in the town of Brentwood, Maryland, to recite the Lord's Prayer at the start of city council meetings....

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...

Check and Balances Victory

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Today is a good day for constitutional governance. To recap, at issue was whether NLRB appointments made while the Senate was not...

On Paying Our “Fair Share”

CHARLES W. BAIRD, THE FREEMAN President Obama often asserts that fairness requires everyone "to play by the same rules." He then calls for raising tax...

Colonial Maine’s Constitutional Early Days, by Joseph Story

Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 6, MAINE IN August, 1622, the council of Plymouth (which...

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