Tag Archives: James Madison

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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Making Sense of the Meaning and Intent of the Second Amendment: It’s Not Hard, Folks!

                by Diane Rufino, May 24, 2017 “No free man shall be debarred (denied) the use of arms.” –  as proposed by Thomas Jefferson for Virginia’s Bill of Rights, 1776 The Federal Farmer … Continue reading

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Compact Theory: Security for American Liberty

          by Diane Rufino, July 18, 2016 A contract is a promise, or set of promises, between willing parties. The law of contracts is a body of law as old as the Anglo-American division of law … Continue reading

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