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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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New Hampshire Kills Con-Con

Eternal Vigilance Our determination to preserve the U.S. Constitution is never-ending. In 1990, one of our patriotic friends in New Hampshire began a vigil to keep the Constitution out of the clutches of radical reformers. The specter of subjecting the Constitution to destructive changes came by the action of...
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War Powers

“For it is a truth, which the experience of all ages has attested, that the people are commonly most in danger when the means of injuring their rights are in the possession of those of whom they entertain the least suspicion.” (Hamilton, The Federalist No. 25) History tells the sad story of citizens whose...
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Who Owns the Bill of Rights?

Since the terrorist attacks of 9-11, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has challenged the federal government’s warrantless surveillance of telephone calls and emails. In this context, the ACLU properly employs the Bill of Rights as a force against federal usurpation. Is this the same ACLU that applies the...
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Not Perfect, But Excellent

This article was originally published in our August 2007 Special Action Report. America’s founders never intended for the people at large to choose a president, at least not directly. History and experience prove that most people do not do their homework and tend to be influenced by promises of political...
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