Tag Archives: Virginia Resolutions

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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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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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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A Review of Federalism: The Significance of James Madison’s Report of 1800

A Review of Federalism:  The significance of James Madison’s Report of 1800 in Transforming the 10th Amendment into the Predominant Provision Recognized by the Courts in Protecting Federalism by Diane Rufino, December 8, 2013 **  This article is taken almost … Continue reading

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Keep the Federal Government in Check with NULLIFICATION – Not Liberty Amendments

by Diane Rufino, October 10, 2013 Mark Levin, who wrote an excellent book “The Liberty Amendments” to urge states to call for an Article V Convention to propose constitutional amendments to restore the federal government back to some sort of … Continue reading

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