Tag Archives: Constitution

Does President Trump Have Authority to Secure Our Southern Border?

by Diane Rufino (also referencing an article by Publius Huldah), January 15, 2019 QUESTION:  Can President Trump seal off our southern border? There are three theories, perhaps even four, upon which President Trump can close our southern border, including providing … 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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The Constitutional Convention of 1787: Prayer Served a Purpose Just as Prayer Always Serves a Purpose

  by Diane Rufino, October 8, 2018 Here is a trivia question for you:  Who were the oldest and youngest delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, in 1787 ? The oldest delegate, as many I’m sure remember from your … Continue reading

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Undoing the American Republic with Welfare and Institutionalized Poverty (That’s Why Welfare Reform is So Important)

by Diane Rufino, September 30, 2018 Government programs such as welfare and other social means-tested programs characterize very well the government’s general policy towards poverty: Make individuals “comfortable” in their poverty rather than incentivize them to become self-sufficient. Those dependent … 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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Constitution Day 2018

  by Diane Rufino, September 17, 2018 Today was Constitution Day. On September 17, 1787, the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia concluded. 39 of the 55 delegates to the Convention signed the final product, including its primary author, James Madison, and … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson Articulates the Remedy of NULLIFICATION in an Opinion Written to President George Washington in 1791

by Diane Rufino, September 16, 2018 In 1791, Thomas Jefferson wrote an opinion on the constitutionality of a National Bank. It is an important commentary on the meaning and intent of the US Constitution, in particular the two general clauses … Continue reading

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