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Destructive of These Ends: Have We Lost the Right to Alter or Abolish Government?

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, 

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Constitutional History

The Long Reach of American Fascism

I’ve written before that Donald Trump has a past. He has brought back to the forefront of American politics essentially open advocacy for white supremacy, after decades of white Americans pretending they didn’t have any real problem with black Americans. 903 more words

Modern Monday

Manley Rules Vote on SB262 Unconstitutional, but.....

© 2016 Concerned Citizens of Western Montana

MANLEY RULES AT LAST:  THE VOTE IN THE LEGISLATURE WAS UNCONSTITUTIONAL, BUT JUDGE DOES NOT VOID THE LEGISLATIVE VOTE? 1,001 more words

Legislature

500 Words or Less: Nullification

Nullification is a term that was coined by Thomas Jefferson in his famous Kentucky Resolution against the Alien and Sedition Acts. It refers to the idea that a state has the power to say that a “law” is unconstitutional and has no force within their state boundaries. 451 more words

Big news! Tennessee AG allows 10th Amendment lawsuit to be filed against feds!

It has been a long time coming, but regular readers know that the Tennessee legislature voted earlier this year to file a lawsuit against the federal government’s refugee resettlement program being operated in the state as a so-called Wilson-Fish program. 564 more words

Refugee Resettlement Program

Independence, yes; secession, no?

The above meme was apparently from Tumblr, but I found it here.

The point it makes is obvious, and it was on my mind the other day, in the midst of the annual Independence Day hoopla. 241 more words

History

Seceding from Socialism

By Thomas DiLorenzo – Re-Blogged From LewRockwell.com

In his great classic, Socialism, Ludwig von Mises observed that socialists always employed the dual strategy of 1) nationalizing as much industry and property as possible; and 2) “destructionism,” defined as “destroying the social order which is based on private ownership.”  Destructionism can be achieved through the welfare state, progressive taxation, onerous taxation, and regulation and regimentation of private industry.  1,415 more words

GDP & Employment