Tag Archives: Thomas Jefferson

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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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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INDEPENDENCE DAY: The Story of Us

by Diane Rufino, July 4, 2016 Independence Day – What it really means…. What does Independence Day – the 4th of July – mean to you?  Is it just a holiday to eat, drink, and light off fireworks?  Do you … Continue reading

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Esteemed Ghosts from our Past

            by Diane Rufino If you are ever confused as to the order of things, the emphasis of individual rights with respect to government, the rights of States with respect to the federal government, and … Continue reading

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THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY HAS BECOME DANGEROUS & DESPOTIC: A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PROPOSAL

by Diane Rufino, July 11, 2015 US CONSTITUTION:  AMENDMENT PROPOSAL An amendment to replace the States’ influence in the federal government since the 17th Amendment was adopted. “…If no remedy of the abuse be practicable under the forms of the … Continue reading

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NULLIFICATION: The Power to Right Constitutional Wrongs

        by Diane Rufino, July 9, 2015 THOMAS JEFFERSON wondered how the country would respond in the case its government passed a law that was clearly unconstitutional. As Secretary of State under our first president, George Washington, … Continue reading

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