Tag Archives: Declaration of Independence

History Speaks Through the Monuments on our National Mall

by Diane Rufino, January 21, 2017 Yesterday I visited the Jefferson Memorial to commune with my favorite Founding Father. Jefferson is perhaps the single reason I am so very proud to be an American. The principles he articulated in the … 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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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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INDEPENDENCE DAY: The Story of Us

by Diane Rufino, July 4, 2016 Independence Day – What it really means…. What does Independence Day – the 4th of July – mean to you?  Is it just a holiday to eat, drink, and light off fireworks?  Do you … Continue reading

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Esteemed Ghosts From Our Past

by Diane Rufino If you are ever confused as to the order of things, the emphasis of individual rights with respect to government, the rights of States with respect to the federal government, and the states’ rights of nullification and … 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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TAKE THIS MONUMENT DOWN!

by Diane Rufino While we’re heading down the dangerous slippery slope of government-sponsored censorship surrounding the display of the Confederate flag and certain Civil War generals and other historical figures, I have one question to ask….. Why don’t the good … Continue reading

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