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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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A Government of the People, By the People, For the Peopleā€¦.. How it Really Works, According to Thomas Jefferson

                by Diane Rufino, September 20, 2017 Thomas Jefferson articulated the absolute right of a state to secede from the Union. He did so in 1798, in 1799, in 1816, and up until … Continue reading

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History Speaks Through the Monuments on the National Mall

by Diane Rufino, January 21, 2017 Yesterday I visited the Jefferson Memorial to commune with my favorite Founding Father. Jefferson is perhaps the single reason I am so very proud to be an American. The principles he articulated in the … Continue reading

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