Tag Archives: Federalism

SOLUTIONS FOR AMERICA: How to Preserve the Land of Liberty Our Founding Fathers Gave Us

by Diane Rufino, September 1, 2021 Why do I say that we need to preserve our country?  Why does America need saving?  As I made abundantly clear, in my article “A Re-Declaration of Independence,” which I posted on January 23 … Continue reading

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WHAT IF?

by Diane Rufino, June 19, 2021 Today, June 19, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced on Twitter that he had just signed a Resolution asserting Texas state sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment over all powers not granted to the federal government … Continue reading

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Thank You to WILD BILL FOR AMERICA For Endorsing “The Rufino Plan” to Put Power in the States’ Hands to Curb Federal Taxing and Spending

Hey Everyone, I have some very exciting news to share. The wise and wonderful, and loveable Wild Bill for America (aka, Bill Finlay) has put out a video introducing “The Rufino Plan” for resisting the tyranny and control of the … Continue reading

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A Proposed State Sovereignty Resolution (“A Re-Declaration of Independence”) for North Carolina

by Diane Rufino, March 15, 2021 I propose the following State Sovereignty Resolution, or one similar to it, for my state of North Carolina. It is based on the themes addressed in my article “A RE-DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE” and aimed … Continue reading

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A Few Suggestions to Those Who Represent Us in the North Carolina General Assembly

by Diane Rufino, February 1, 2021 Government is best and most responsive to the individual when it is closest to them. We’re talking about the local, the county, and even the state level. This is where the individual and his … Continue reading

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Calvin Coolidge, the Last of the Jeffersonians

by Diane Rufino, June 19, 2019 (based on very large part on Brion McClanahan’s book “9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America (and 4 Who Tried to Save Her), pp. 257-259) In an era when the States have been reduced to … Continue reading

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INTERPOSITION: The Duty to Say “NO!”

by Diane Rufino, January 25, 2018 The word Interposition means “to place between; cause to intervene.” In the context of the Constitution and the system of government it has established in this country, interposition is the doctrine that says that … 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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Federalism For Dummies

by Diane Rufino, Oct. 31, 2017 Federalism is the key design feature of our government system here in the United States, as established by the US Constitution, and therefore is something everyone should understand. I thought I’d try to make … Continue reading

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