Tag Archives: states’ rights

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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Those Who Are Tearing Down Confederate Monuments are Forcing Selective Amnesia on Americans

by Diane Rufino, July 27, 2017 In this era when Southern (Confederate) leaders, symbols, generals, buildings, etc are being erased from our memory and history, and vilified in our conversations because of their connection to slavery, I wanted to take … 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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TIME TO CHANGE THE SUPREME COURT: RESOLUTION PROPOSING A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO CHANGE THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE SUPREME COURT

Written and Proposed by Diane Rufino RESOLUTION PROPOSING A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO CHANGE THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE SUPREME COURT An amendment to replace the States’ influence in the federal government since the 17th Amendment was adopted. “…If no remedy of … Continue reading

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As We Recognize the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

by Diane Rufino, January 22, 2014 On the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we take stock of how the high court has repeatedly twisted the Constitution to undermine family values and to negate the benefits of federalism. More and more we … Continue reading

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A Review of Federalism: The Significance of James Madison’s Report of 1800

A Review of Federalism:  The significance of James Madison’s Report of 1800 in Transforming the 10th Amendment into the Predominant Provision Recognized by the Courts in Protecting Federalism  by Diane Rufino, December 8, 2013 **  This article is taken almost … Continue reading

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