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The Constitutional Convention of 1787: Prayer Served a Purpose Just as Prayer Always Serves a Purpose

by Diane Rufino, October 8, 2018 Here is a trivia question for you:  Who were the oldest and youngest delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, in 1787 ? The oldest delegate, as many I’m sure remember from your history … Continue reading

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Undoing the American Republic with Welfare and Institutionalized Poverty (That’s Why Welfare Reform is So Important!)

by Diane Rufino, September 30, 2018 Government programs such as welfare and other social means-tested programs characterize very well the government’s general policy towards poverty: Make individuals “comfortable” in their poverty rather than incentivize them to become self-sufficient. Those dependent … Continue reading

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The Federal Courts Have Become Political, as Judge Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Hearing Made Clear

by Diane Rufino, Sept. 22, 2018 The United States is a constitutional republic.  It is not a democracy, as most people believe. A “republic” is a form of government in which supreme power is held by the people and their … Continue reading

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Constitution Day 2018

by Diane Rufino, September 17, 2018 Today was Constitution Day. On September 17, 1787, the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia concluded. 39 of the 55 delegates to the Convention signed the final product, including its primary author, James Madison, and its … Continue reading

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Government Targeting Political Opponents (an American Story, thanks to Barack Obama)

by Diane Rufino, July 21, 2018 On Thursday, July 19, supporters of Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters showed up at her Los Angeles office and put on a very troubling and unpatriotic display. I suppose their conduct was either in line … Continue reading

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The Right of Secession, as Reserved by the States in Their Ratification of the US Constitution

by Diane Rufino, June 1, 2018 Louisiana voted to secede from the Union on January 26, 1861. Shortly thereafter, her senators, Judah P. Benjamin and John Slidell, resigned their positions in the US Senate. In his FAREWELL ADDRESS to the … Continue reading

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Duty, Honor, Country: A Life Devoted to his Country

(Photo Credit:  LIFE magazine) by Diane Rufino, May 24, 2018 Cleaning out Dad’s apartment, I took notice, probably for the first time, of an excerpt of a speech that he had displayed in his room. The remarks were from a … Continue reading

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