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state sovereignty

New Attacks on the State Sovereignty Movement

July 27, 2009

The concept of states’ rights has always been associated with the 10th Amendment.  It’s history has sometimes been suspect, especially when in defense of secession and big government Jim Crow segregation back in the day.  As we all well know, Liberals see racism around every corner, as if Freedom Riders are still being thrown off buses and [...]

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Have an Active Fourth of July!

July 3, 2009

Usually the 4th is a chance to have some barbecue with friends and family, catch some fireworks, and cheer about how awesome we are.  And I hope that is the case with everyone this year – even if you’re not American, please feel free to use tomorrow as at least another excuse to drink! However, these aren’t normal [...]

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A Return to Federalism?

February 19, 2009

There are many constants in life, politics, and history.  Two of those constants are the law of unintended consequences and the fact that radical shifts in political direction often produce backlashes.  This leads to the possibility that the Federal Government’s overreaching in the Stimulus package and other liberal legislation could lead to a return to [...]

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Supreme Court Smacks Bush, Mexicans, World Court

March 25, 2008

The Supreme Court voted 6-3 today to strike down President Bush’s adherence to a 1963 International Treaty where aliens caught committing a crime must be aware that they are entitled to legal counsel/advice when tried in American courts.  In today’s case, Medellin v. Texas (2008), the defendant argued that he was not made aware of this detail after his arrest (even though he [...]

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