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Calvin Coolidge, the Last of the Jeffersonians

by Diane Rufino, June 19, 2019 (based on very large part on Brion McClanahan’s book “9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America (and 4 Who Tried to Save Her), pp. 257-259) In an era when the States have been reduced to … Continue reading

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INTERPOSITION: The Duty to Say “NO!”

by Diane Rufino, January 25, 2018 The word Interposition means “to place between; cause to intervene.” In the context of the Constitution and the system of government it has established in this country, interposition is the doctrine that says that … Continue reading

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The Social Compact and Our Constitutional Republic

by Diane Rufino, Jan. 21, 2018 (first section only; other sections attributed to other authors) I. INTRODUCTION A Social Compact is an agreement, entered into by individuals, that creates some form of self-government and results in the formation of an … Continue reading

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Federalism for Dummies

by Diane Rufino, Oct. 31, 2017 Federalism is the key design feature of our government system here in the United States, as established by the US Constitution, and therefore is something everyone should understand. I thought I’d try to make … 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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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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