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A Government of the People, By the People, For the People….. 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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SAVE THE REPUBLIC! Rethinking the American Union of States for the Preservation of Republicanism

by Diane Rufino (citing Donald Livingston in his book Rethinking the American Union for the Twenty-First Century), July 26, 2016 The purpose of this article is three-fold:  First, I want to be provocative and get readers thinking.  Second, I wish to … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: “If You Can Keep It: “The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty” by Eric Metaxas

            by Diane Rufino, July 11, 2016 I just finished reading the latest book by New York Times #1 Best-selling author, Eric Metaxas, entitled “If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty.”  … Continue reading

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Nullification vs. Article V Constitutional Convention: Where is the Honest and Open Discussion?

            by Diane Rufino, January 5, 2014 When the original 13 states came together to discuss the possibility of establishing a confederacy, at the urging of Benjamin Franklin (“Join or Die”), they did so with … Continue reading

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How a Republic Dies

        by Diane Rufino, December 30, 2013 One of my all-time favorite HBO series is ROME, starring Kevin McKidd and Ray Stevenson.  Borrowing on a theme similar to Forrest Gump, the series follows the journey of two … Continue reading

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