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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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Rethinking the Southern Secession Movement of 1861

            by Diane Rufino, July 23, 2017 The question is: Was the Civil War fought over the issue of Slavery?  I won’t deny that slavery was an issue that inflamed the passions of both sections … Continue reading

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Those Who Are Tearing Down Confederate Monument Are Forcing Selective Amnesia on Americans

                    by Diane Rufino, July 27, 2017 In this era when Southern (Confederate) leaders, symbols, generals, buildings, etc are being erased from our memory and history, and vilified in our conversations … Continue reading

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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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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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Tenth Amendment Keepers: Keepers of the Tenth!

by Diane Rufino, July 19, 2016 This short article is intended to alert the reader to the importance of the Tenth Amendment and hopefully inspire him or her to join the Tenth Amendment Movement and help bring government power back … 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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