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Thomas Jefferson on Politics & Government

Interpreting the Constitution The purpose of a written constitution is entirely defeated if, in interpreting it as a legal document, its provisions are manipulated and worked around so that the document means whatever the manipulators wish. Jefferson recognized this danger … Continue reading

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Nullification: The Original Right of Self-Defense

By Publius Huldah What did our Framers really say we must do when the federal government usurps power? They never said, “When the federal government ignores the Constitution, amend the Constitution”. They never said, “File a lawsuit and let federal judges decide.” Instead, they advised … Continue reading

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Article 5 of the U.S. Constitution: What “Convention of States Project” (COS) isn’t telling you

By Publius Huldah November 7, 2019 1. Article 5 provides two ways to amend our Constitution: Congress (1) proposes amendments and sends them to the States for ratification (this was done with our existing 27 Amendments); or (2) calls a convention for proposing … Continue reading

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Why states can’t prevent a runaway convention

By Publius Huldah September 16, 2017 The danger of an Article V convention (which made James Madison “tremble,” caused Alexander Hamilton “dread,” and Chief Justice John Jay to say that another convention would impose an “extravagant risque“) is this: the delegates … Continue reading

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The Meaning of the Constitution

The Constitution of the United States has endured for over two centuries. It remains the object of reverence for nearly all Americans and an object of admiration by peoples around the world. William Gladstone was right in 1878 when he … Continue reading

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The Originalist Perspective

Written constitutionalism implies that those who make, interpret, and enforce the law ought to be guided by the meaning of the United States Constitution—the supreme law of the land—as it was originally written. This view came to be seriously eroded … Continue reading

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America’s Cold Civil War – Imprimis

The following is adapted from a lecture delivered at Hillsdale College on September 27, 2018, during a two-week teaching residency as a Eugene C. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Journalism. Six years ago I wrote a book about Barack Obama … Continue reading

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