Tag Archives: Bill of Rights

America, The Land That I Love

by Diane Rufino, July 11, 2022 I’m a long-time activist. I started a Tea Party group in 2009 in my area of North Carolina and have been running it ever since. I believe in the Tea Party movement because it … Continue reading

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WHEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COMES FOR YOUR GUN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

by Diane Rufino, June 14, 2022 As we all know, our inalienable rights do not come from government; they come from our Creator, endowed at our creation, and are recognized by nature’s law. Our rights are recognized in our constitutions … Continue reading

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A Fundamental Question and Some Fundamental, Yet Contested, Truths

by Diane Rufino, June 6, 2022 I’ve been asking this fundamental question for many years now: Is too much individual freedom ultimately destructive of the greater prize – liberty?   Our Founding Fathers expressed their vision for an independent united … Continue reading

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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE

by Diane Rufino, August 9, 2021 When I’m out in the pool, I usually bring Alexa outside with me to listen to my extensive Bruce Springsteen songlist. I especially look forward to his duet with Tom Morello on “The Ghost … Continue reading

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QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Our Founding Documents, Publications, Speeches, and Court Opinions?

by Diane Rufino, November 12, 2019 For my TEA Party meeting last night, I put together a QUIZ for members to work on at their seats to see how well they are able to identify and recognize our country’s founding … Continue reading

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The Second Amendment and Red Flag Laws: Understand Your Rights and Learn the Truth

by Diane Rufino, October 1, 2019 My professor at law school, Judge Andrew Napolitano, FOX News Senior Legal Analyst, wrote an excellent article on Red Flag Laws. Not only is this article spot on regarding the issues (unconstitutionality) of Red … Continue reading

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ANATOMY of a SUPREME COURT CASE: District of Columbia v. Heller (2008)

  (Photo credit: Median) by Diane Rufino, May 25, 2019 The case District of Columbia v. Heller is the landmark Supreme Court case decided in 2008, and written by the late great conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, which finally looked at … Continue reading

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A Bill of Rights is What All Free People Are Entitled To Against Every Government

by Diane Rufino, January 3, 2019 Let me add that a bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference……”    … Continue reading

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A Proposed State Sovereignty Resolution to Re-Assert the Tenth and Second Amendments

by Diane Rufino, February 21, 2018 The following is a proposed State Sovereignty Resolution that I wrote and proposed to my legislators in the North Carolina General Assembly. I feel very strongly that the General Assembly should make it clear … Continue reading

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Keep the Second Amendment Secure in North Carolina

by Diane Rufino, March 27, 2018 My appreciation of the Second Amendment and gratitude for the wisdom and insistence of our Founders and for the States who insisted that it was necessary to be included in our Constitution (or else … Continue reading

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