Tag Archives: Philadelphia

2017 Independence Day Reflection

by Diane Rufino, July 4, 2017 “My country, ‘tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died; Land of the Pilgrims’ pride, from ev’ry mountainside, Let freedom ring!” Every successful experiment starts with … Continue reading

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Constitution Day 2013

                  by Diane Rufino Last Tuesday was Constitution Day – September 17.  It marks the day that the Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 concluded and the final draft of Constitution was signed … Continue reading

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Nullify Now! Coming to Raleigh, NC

        by Diane Rufino The NC Tenth Amendment Center is organizing a Nullify Now! Rally in Raleigh this fall. Nullify Now! is a national tour, sponsored by the Tenth Amendment Center and Foundation for a Free Society, to … Continue reading

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Self-Governing Individuals Are Necessary for a Self-Governing Society

            by Diane Rufino Self-governing individuals are necessary to have a self-governing society. That is, only a moral and disciplined people are capable of being governed by a limited government. Those who are not need … Continue reading

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The 221st Anniversary of the Bill of Rights Should Inspire States to Re-Assert Their Sovereignty

by Diane Rufino, December 30, 2012 December 15 was Bill of Rights Day.  It marks the 221st anniversary of the day when the first ten amendments – our Bill of Rights – were ratified in 1791. The Bill of Rights … Continue reading

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On the Eve of the Most Important Election of Our Lifetime – Let’s Hope We Get It Right

       by Diane Rufino, November 5, 2012 When a curious woman approached Benjamin Franklin as he was leaving the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in September 1787 and asked him what kind of government the delegates had given the … Continue reading

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Why Have African-Americans Abandoned the Republican Party When the Republican Party Has Never Abandoned Them?

     by Diane Rufino “I have no separate feeling about being an American citizen and colored. I am merely a fragment of the Great Soul that surges within the boundaries. My country, right or wrong.”    —  Zora Neale Hurston. … Continue reading

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