Tag Archives: James Madison

NULLIFICATION: The Rightful Remedy Whose Time Has Finally Come

by Diane Rufino, January 28, 2022 Introduction:   “Trick or Treat” (Episode 51, Season 3, BOSTON LEGAL) –  Jerry Espenson, friend of Alan Shore and attorney at Boston Legal, is on trial for perjury. In Alan Shore’s office, he is sitting behind … Continue reading

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JAMES MADISON: Four Steps to Stop Unconstitutional Federal Laws & Programs

by Michael Boldin, founder and president of the Tenth Amendment Center, Dec. 15, 2016 Writing in Federalist #46, James Madison provided a 4-step strategy to bring down federal programs, without waiting on the federal government to limit its own power. … Continue reading

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IS NULLIFICATION A VIABLE OPTION TO CURB FEDERAL ABUSE?

By Diane Rufino, June 17, 2021 On June 15, I posted a question and some of my personal thoughts on the matter. I noted that our nation’s culture and politics has perhaps reached a tipping point where two competing ideologies … Continue reading

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QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Our Founding Documents, Publications, Speeches, and Court Opinions?

by Diane Rufino, November 12, 2019 For my TEA Party meeting last night, I put together a QUIZ for members to work on at their seats to see how well they are able to identify and recognize our country’s founding … 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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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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The English Roots of American Liberty

by DIane Rufino, January 20, 2018 From the Declaration and Resolves (petition to King Charles listing the colonies’ grievances against the King and Parliament), the Declaration of Independence, to the Bill of Rights / Declaration of Rights adopted by 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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NULLIFICATION (in 500 words)

              by Diane Rufino, Oct. 30, 2017 Imagine Hillary Clinton had won the 2016 presidential election and enough democrats won so that she enjoys a friendly Congress. And imagine she made good on a … Continue reading

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