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The Declaration of Independence: Thirteen Colonies Yearning to Be Free

by Diane Rufino, July 4, 2019 Independence Day – What it really means…. What does Independence Day – the 4th of July – mean to you? Is it just a holiday to eat, drink, and light off fireworks? Do you … Continue reading

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SECESSION – Both a RIGHT and a REMEDY

  by Diane Rufino, September 23, 2018 Gene Kizer Jr. is a brilliant historian. He has written an excellent account of the causes of the War of Northern Aggression (aka, the War to Prevent Southern Independence; aka, the War Between … Continue reading

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The Right of Secession, as Reserved by the States in their Ratification of the US Constitution

by Diane Rufino, June 1, 2018 Louisiana voted to secede from the Union on January 26, 1861. Shortly thereafter, her senators, Judah P. Benjamin and John Slidell, resigned their positions in the US Senate. In his FAREWELL ADDRESS to the … Continue reading

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QUESTION: Was – Is – Secession Legal?

by Diane Rufino, but based in part on Leonard “Mike” Scruggs book THE UN-CIVIL WAR, January 19. 2018 In the year 1776, the American colonies had already been fighting their revolution for independence from Great Britain for about a year. … Continue reading

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The Social Compact & Our Constitutional Republic

by Diane Rufino, Jan. 21, 2018 (first section only; other sections attributed to other authors) I. INTRODUCTION A Social Compact is an agreement, entered into by individuals, that creates some form of self-government and results in the formation of an … Continue reading

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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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SAVE THE REPUBLIC! Rethinking the American Union of States for the Preservation of Republicanism

by Diane Rufino (citing Donald Livingston in his book Rethinking the American Union for the Twenty-First Century), July 26, 2016 The purpose of this article is three-fold:  First, I want to be provocative and get readers thinking.  Second, I wish to … Continue reading

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