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RIP 10th Amendment: What's Left for the States?

When the Constitution was being drafted the anti-Federalists feared that a central government would become too powerful and oppressive, so they demanded a bill of rights, which became the first 10 amendments.  618 more words

Enjoying your morning Tea? Get ready for a brand New Revolutionary Lesson Plan!!

Ok, so maybe not all that revolutionary, but this new lesson plan is really exciting for me.Why? Partly because it is the product of what will likely go down as one of my all-time favorite classes at Northwestern (Reading and Writing in the Content Areas!) but also because it’s the first lesson plan I’ve gotten to produce in a while and I’m quite proud of the result. 215 more words


The End Justifies The Means

Gone are the days in which we once cherished the delicate balance between government authority and individual liberty.

Our Constitution, that once connected one generation to the next by restraining the excess of the present, is being erased. 1,094 more words


The Case for a Convention of States Redux

Convention of States Website

While I originally posted this earlier this month, I feel that it is worth re-posting for my latest followers in the event it has gotten lost in the shuffle.  1,777 more words

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Justinian's Code, a History Lesson.

Back in the 6th century, Justinian, emperor of the eastern half of the Roman Empire that we now call Byzantium, decided that the Roman law code had become too, well… byzantine.  184 more words

The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site' | US news | The Guardian

Alleged police practices at Homan Square, according to those familiar with the facility who spoke out to the Guardian after its investigation into Chicago police abuse, include: 94 more words

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