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In a Nutshell, the Case Against a Con-con

The proponents of an Article V constitutional convention tell us it’s necessary, to save the country. As confirmed opponents, we say that we must at all costs avoid it, to save the country — or at least, to save the Constitution. Yet, so far, it has not been the easiest...
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by Andrew Carver | February 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

State Nullification of “Unconstitutional” Federal Laws

‘Nullification,’ the theory that states can invalidate federal laws that they deem unconstitutional, had its heyday in the slavery debate that preceded the Civil War, but it has found new currency since 2010. The theory has never been validated by a federal court, yet some Republican officeholders have suggested...
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by Tom Gow | August 7, 2015 | No Comments

Leadership Meeting Remarks

At an October 2014 leadership meeting, Freedom First Society President, G. Vance Smith discussed three tactics/strategies that the Insiders (Conspiracy) regularly employ to move forward their objective of total socialist control over nations and the world. Here are the three followed by a paragraph summary of Mr. Smith’s remarks...
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by Staff | November 6, 2014 | No Comments

Tangents & Traps: Con-Con Movements

Having witnessed the difficulties and dangers of the first Convention which assembled under every propitious circumstance, I should tremble for the result of a Second…. — Letter of James Madison to George Lee Turberville, November 2, 1788 In recent decades, groups calling for a constitutional convention (con con) have brought...
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The Marxist Attack on the Middle Class

by G. Vance Smith & Tom Gow Introduction A massive, poorly recognized attack threatens to destroy America’s vital middle class. America’s middle class is much more than an income level. It is a positive, independent force perpetuating a culture that sustains our freedom, promises opportunity, and gives...
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by Tom Gow | January 25, 2011 | No Comments

The Great American Swindle

Also see The Great American Swindle as a downloadable PDF with graphics. Part I — The Problem The Great Myth: “In our enlightened democracy, electing a president every four years is the primary opportunity Americans have to ensure the best possible direction for our nation.” The “Great Myth” is...
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by Tom Gow | January 24, 2011 | No Comments

Tangents & Traps: The Election-year Illusion

As surely as the world revolves, and a new day dawns, political hope is born and reborn and reborn again. Every two years, and every four years, a surge of great expectation lights up the political horizon. New candidates putting fresh faces on old promises appear on the scene...
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Tangents & Traps: Public Protest Gatherings

“But obviously, if the Insiders at the top cause enough of these “demonstrations” to be organized, and to become big enough and disorderly enough, the American people can readily be brought to accept, approve, and even applaud, the use by these Insiders of army troops, as an auxiliary or...
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Tangents & Traps: Amendment Fever

“Towards the preservation of your government and the permanency of your present happy state … you should resist with care the spirit of innovation upon its principles, however specious the pretext.” — George Washington, September 17, 1796 The wisdom of George Washington applies today more than at any other time. He...
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Tangents & Traps: Muslim Hysteria

The following article is one of 28 essays in Tangents and Traps (2010), a booklet written by Don Fotheringham and published by Freedom First Society. The $3.00 booklet was written to help would-be activists avoid the tangents and traps that have diverted so many well intentioned Americans into non-productive or even...
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