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Repeal and Accept (Big Brother!)

“The firm precept of dialectic materialism, whether expressed as one step backward for two steps forward, or two short steps backward for one long step forward, has always made these concessions to the necessity of deception an absolute requirement and precaution in all Communist progress.” — Robert Welch, American...
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by Tom Gow | February 19, 2017 | No Comments

Terrorists Welcome!

It is doubtful whether any of us has ever seen such an audacious judicial usurpation, or one with such serious ramifications, as the decision of federal courts to interrupt President Trump’s temporary travel ban. Settled case law for 200 years, not to mention the Constitution, says that the Congress and...
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by Andrew Carver | February 10, 2017 | No Comments

House Leadership in 2017

In 2012, Freedom First Society reviewed a hot new book, Young Guns — A New Generation of Conservative Leaders, by the three founders of the Young Guns Program: GOP “rising stars” Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, and Paul Ryan. In our review of Young Guns, we pointed out serious deficiencies...
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by Tom Gow | January 7, 2017 | No Comments

No Omnibus in the Lame Duck

The September 28th House “debates” over a last-minute continuing resolution to fund the federal government until December 9 (after the November election) were again misleading. They mislead Americans as to the House’s true  power over the purse — IF it had the will to use it. In The Federalist,...
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by Tom Gow | October 29, 2016 | No Comments

A Troubling Example

Many Americans wonder why our federal government keeps working against our interests and how it can be brought under control. An important step in the solution is to understand what Washington is doing — no easy task, as we shall see. The “Electrify Africa” act is a prime example...
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by Tom Gow | September 24, 2016 | No Comments

If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It!

by Andrew Carver Pity the poor proponents of an Article V con-con. How could they ever have happy holidays? For they are self-impaled on the horns of a brutal dilemma. They must argue either: that amending our Constitution will somehow, magically, turn Constitution-despising government officials into Constitution-obedient ones; or...
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by Andrew Carver | December 18, 2015 | No Comments

The Court’s Strange Argument in Obergefell

By Andrew Carver Same-sex-marriage supporters had generally expected the Supreme Court to pursue in Obergefell v. Hodges the line of argument usually taken in same-sex marriage cases that had been brought in state courts. That line was based on the Fourteenth Amendment’s “equal protection” clause, which forbids every state...
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by Andrew Carver | October 7, 2015 | No Comments

The Power of the Purse

by Tom Gow “Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., said Congress has a duty to decide how money should be spent and can’t see how Obama would be able to say Republicans were shutting down the government when they were offering to fund all of it except for Planned Parenthood.” —...
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by Tom Gow | September 16, 2015 | No Comments

Nullification’s Five Deadly Secrets

by Andrew Carver An old theoretical “remedy” for overgrown or tyrannical federal government, namely the states’ “nullification” of unconstitutional laws or rulings, has gained some new advocates of late. Of course, any proposed solution to that serious problem — and particularly one purportedly championed by Thomas Jefferson (see “The...
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by Andrew Carver | August 20, 2015 | No Comments

The Founders’ Battle over the Nullification Heresy

by Andrew Carver Although nullification itself was not discussed much at the time of the Constitution’s drafting and ratification, the consensus at that time was that authoritative decisions about the constitutionality of federal laws would be the province of the federal courts, not the states. This was the view...
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by Andrew Carver | | No Comments

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