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Rethinking the Southern Secession Movement of 1861

by Diane Rufino, July 23, 2017 The question is: Was the Civil War fought over the issue of Slavery?  I won’t deny that slavery was an issue that inflamed the passions of both sections of the country and put each … Continue reading

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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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TENTH AMENDMENT KEEPERS: Keepers of the Tenth!

by Diane Rufino, July 19, 2016 This short article is intended to alert the reader to the importance of the Tenth Amendment and hopefully inspire him or her to join the Tenth Amendment Movement and help bring government power back … Continue reading

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Compact Theory: Security for American Liberty

by Diane Rufino, July 18, 2016 A contract is a promise, or set of promises, between willing parties. The law of contracts is a body of law as old as the Anglo-American division of law and equity. When a contract … Continue reading

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THE RIGHTFUL REMEDY TO CURB FEDERAL SPENDING: STATE ESCROW ACCOUNTS

by Diane Rufino, Nov. 8, 2015 Federal spending is clearly out-of-control. Most everyone acknowledges it. But no one seems to want to focus on a real remedy. Rather, most spend their time blaming one political party or the other (while … Continue reading

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THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY HAS BECOME DANGEROUS & DESPOTIC: A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

by Diane Rufino, July 11, 2015 US CONSTITUTION:  AMENDMENT PROPOSAL An amendment to replace the States’ influence in the federal government since the 17th Amendment was adopted. “…If no remedy of the abuse be practicable under the forms of the … Continue reading

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What It Means to be Sovereign

    by Diane Rufino Government in the United States includes the understanding of three terms: Self-government, sovereignty, and social compact. Sovereignty is the inherent and independent right to do all that is necessary to govern oneself.  In the United … Continue reading

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