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A Government of the People, By the People, For the People…. How It Really Works, According to Thomas Jefferson

by Diane Rufino, September 20, 2017 Thomas Jefferson articulated the absolute right of a state to secede from the Union. He did so in 1798, in 1799, in 1816, and up until his death in 1826 (July 4, the 50th … Continue reading

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Give Trump a Chance

by Diane Rufino, March 18, 2017   I’m tired of the insane talking points and reactions to everything President Trump is doing. I’m tired of the messages and texts from people who accuse me of being some horrible person for … Continue reading

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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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Desperately Seeking Security – For Our Second Amendment

by Diane Rufino, July 20, 2016 To those who are serious about preventing the federal government from coming after our Second Amendment rights, please read and take note…..    If you really want to make a difference and prevent the … Continue reading

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NULLIFICATION: The Power to Right Constitutional Wrongs

   by Diane Rufino, July 9, 2015 THOMAS JEFFERSON wondered how the country would respond in the case its government passed a law that was clearly unconstitutional. As Secretary of State under our first president, George Washington, he already witnessed … 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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