Tag Archives: Civil War

Rethinking the Southern Secession Movement of 1861

            by Diane Rufino, July 23, 2017 The question is: Was the Civil War fought over the issue of Slavery?  I won’t deny that slavery was an issue that inflamed the passions of both sections … Continue reading

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Those Who Are Tearing Down Confederate Monument Are Forcing Selective Amnesia on Americans

                    by Diane Rufino, July 27, 2017 In this era when Southern (Confederate) leaders, symbols, generals, buildings, etc are being erased from our memory and history, and vilified in our conversations … Continue reading

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TAKE THIS MONUMENT DOWN!

                        by Diane Rufino While we’re heading down the dangerous slippery slope of government-sponsored censorship surrounding the display of the Confederate flag and certain Civil War generals and other … Continue reading

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RESOLUTION PROPOSING TO ELIMINATE ARTICLE 1, SECTION 4 (“SECESSION PROHIBITED”) FROM THE NC CONSTITUTION

Written and Proposed by Diane Rufino RESOLUTION TO REMOVE ARTICLE I: SECTION 4 from the NORTH CAROLINA CONSTITUTION This is a resolution to propose that Article I, Section 4 be removed from the NC state constitution, in part to acknowledge … Continue reading

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Comparing Obama’s Amnesty Plan to the Emancipation Proclamation

  by Diane Rufino, November 22, 2014 According to Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, President Obama’s plan to excuse the illegal action of millions of immigrants not unlike Abraham Lincoln’s effort to free slaves.  At first I thought it … Continue reading

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NULLIFICATION: The Truths and the Fallacies

by Diane Rufino PART I:  Nullification is the Rightful Remedy to Limit the Federal Government to its Constitutional Objects Nullification is the theory that says that actions of the federal government that are passed, imposed, or exercised in excess or … Continue reading

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Time for Another Tax Revolution: Abolish the Federal Income Tax and the IRS With It!

by Diane Rufino, July 3, 2013 The 16th Amendment states: “The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several states, and without regard to any census or enumeration.“ The … Continue reading

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