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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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Unconstitutional Mandate 1

“That rock in the health-care road? It’s called the Constitution.” (George Will, The Washington Post, 1/14/10) FFS: “Leans” toward a principled defense, but no mandate for action.
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by Staff | January 28, 2010 | No Comments

Unconstitutional Mandate 2

“Mandate to buy health insurance might not be constitutional” (The Seattle Times, 1/19/10) FFS: Offers a weak defense of limited Republican government, but raises provocative arguments.
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by Staff | January 26, 2010 | No Comments