Tag Archives: checks and balances

SAVE THE REPUBLIC! Rethinking the American Union of States for the Preservation of Republicanism

by Diane Rufino (citing Donald Livingston in his book Rethinking the American Union for the Twenty-First Century), July 26, 2016 The purpose of this article is three-fold:  First, I want to be provocative and get readers thinking.  Second, I wish to … Continue reading

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Embracing Founding Principles to Solve the Social Security Problem

    by Diane Rufino, August 20, 2015 Four years ago, in 2011, Social Security reached a critical tipping point. It paid out more in benefits than it took in through payroll (FICA) taxes. So, for four years not, Social … Continue reading

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Comparing Obama’s Amnesty Plan to the Emancipation Proclamation

   by Diane Rufino, November 22, 2014 According to Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, President Obama’s plan to excuse the illegal action of millions of immigrants not unlike Abraham Lincoln’s effort to free slaves.  At first I thought it … Continue reading

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Nullification: Comments to a Harsh Critic

    by Diane Rufino I wrote an article in support of Nullification (“Limit Federal Spending through Nullification and State Escrow Accounts”).  A man responded with this comment: “You  propose a remedy and say it’s based on Nullification… In other … Continue reading

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