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On September 3, 1783, representatives from the American states, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and John Jay, and a representative of King George III signed the Treaty of Paris to officially end the American Revolutionary War against Great Britain.
On September 3, 1783, representatives from the American states, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and John Jay, and a representative of King George III signed the Treaty of Paris to officially end the American Revolutionary War against Great Britain.
 
December 15 marks a very special day in our founding history - On that date in 1791, the first 14 states (Vermont had just been admitted to the Union as the 14th state), ratified the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution, known collectively as our Bill of Rights.
December 15 marks a very special day in our founding history - On that date in 1791, the first 14 states (Vermont had just been admitted to the Union as the 14th state), ratified the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution, known collectively as our Bill of Rights.
 
The term "birthright citizenship" refers to the idea that you can become a citizen of a country simply by being born there.
The term "birthright citizenship" refers to the idea that you can become a citizen of a country simply by being born there.
 
On June 28, almost exactly a month after the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia convened, the 81-year-old Benjamin Franklin rose to address his fellow members.
On June 28, almost exactly a month after the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia convened, the 81-year-old Benjamin Franklin rose to address his fellow members.
 
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 eldest member, Benjamin Franklin.
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 eldest member, Benjamin Franklin.
 
This article discusses the English roots of our American liberty.
 
Each unconstitutional act usurps the powers delegated or reserved to the People and the States. Nature's Law supersedes man's law. Every failure to resist the tyranny posed by an unconstitutional act tightens the noose around freedom's neck.
Each unconstitutional act usurps the powers delegated or reserved to the People and the States. Nature's Law supersedes man's law. Every failure to resist the tyranny posed by an unconstitutional act tightens the noose around freedom's neck.
 
This is a resolution to propose that Article I, Section 4 be removed from the NC state constitution, in part to acknowledge that the federal government unconstitutionally required the provision and in part to reassert state soverignty
This is a resolution to propose that Article I, Section 4 be removed from the NC state constitution, in part to acknowledge that the federal government unconstitutionally required the provision and in part to reassert state soverignty
 
An amendment to replace the States' influence in the federal government since the 17th Amendment was adopted.
 
An amendment to replace the States' influence in the federal government since the 17th Amendment was adopted.
An amendment to replace the States' influence in the federal government since the 17th Amendment was adopted.
 
The term “Founding Fathers” of the United States includes many great and courageous and wisely forward-thinking men.
The term “Founding Fathers” of the United States includes many great and courageous and wisely forward-thinking men.
 
The United States Constitution, in Article V, allows for such remedy to bring the Federal government more into compliance of the vision of our Founding Fathers, relative to innate needs of citizenry.
The United States Constitution, in Article V, allows for such remedy to bring the Federal government more into compliance of the vision of our Founding Fathers, relative to innate needs of citizenry.
 
North Carolina will be challenged to support a convention of states to amend the U.S. constitution. You need to understand both side of this issue.
North Carolina will be challenged to support a convention of states to amend the U.S. constitution. You need to understand both side of this issue.
 
Mark Levin, who wrote an excellent book "The Liberty Amendments" to urge states to call for an Article V Convention to propose constitutional amendments to restore the federal government back to some sort of constitutional limits, calls Nullifiers "kooks."
Mark Levin, who wrote an excellent book "The Liberty Amendments" to urge states to call for an Article V Convention to propose constitutional amendments to restore the federal government back to some sort of constitutional limits, calls Nullifiers "kooks."
 
To know your Constitution - questions for Constitution Day (to learn about the Constitution).
To know your Constitution - questions for Constitution Day (to learn about the Constitution).
 
We talk a lot today about how the Constitution no longer means what it used to and it no longer protects individual freedom and liberty as it used to.
We talk a lot today about how the Constitution no longer means what it used to and it no longer protects individual freedom and liberty as it used to.
 
Considering that the foundation of government in our country is based on the Constitution, wouldn't it make more sense to teach lawyers how best to preserve its integrity rather than inspire them to help dismantle it?
Considering that the foundation of government in our country is based on the Constitution, wouldn't it make more sense to teach lawyers how best to preserve its integrity rather than inspire them to help dismantle it?
 
Self-governing individuals are necessary to have a self-governing society. That is, only a moral and disciplined people are capable of being governed by a limited government.
Self-governing individuals are necessary to have a self-governing society. That is, only a moral and disciplined people are capable of being governed by a limited government.
 
And, now we can add to that list: "infiltrate the State Board of Elections, and break the law."
And, now we can add to that list: "infiltrate the State Board of Elections, and break the law."
 
On January 9, I spoke at the "Honor the Oath" Rally in Raleigh, NC, organized by the Carolina Liberty PAC and a former NC state legislator. That was the day that members of the NC General Assembly took their oath of office.
On January 9, I spoke at the "Honor the Oath" Rally in Raleigh, NC, organized by the Carolina Liberty PAC and a former NC state legislator. That was the day that members of the NC General Assembly took their oath of office.
 
December 15 was Bill of Rights Day. It marks the 221st anniversary of the day when the first ten amendments - our Bill of Rights - were ratified in 1791.
December 15 was Bill of Rights Day. It marks the 221st anniversary of the day when the first ten amendments - our Bill of Rights - were ratified in 1791.
 
But I have serious problems in his (Abraham Lincoln) legal and Constitutional justifications for the Civil War.
 
It is easy to see how our Founder's were influenced by John Locke when designing our government and drafting our founding documents.
It is easy to see how our Founder's were influenced by John Locke when designing our government and drafting our founding documents.
 
Last year, I taught classes on the Constitution, Our Founding Fathers, Our Founding Principles, The Federal Court System, The Supreme Court, and Judicial Activism.
Last year, I taught classes on the Constitution, Our Founding Fathers, Our Founding Principles, The Federal Court System, The Supreme Court, and Judicial Activism.
 
On Thursday, the 21st of June, you are called to attend the U.S. Constitution Seminar taught by Dr. Charles Taylor. The cost of the teaching materials is $5.00, and the benefits derived from this experience will last a lifetime.
On Thursday, the 21st of June, you are called to attend the U.S. Constitution Seminar taught by Dr. Charles Taylor. The cost of the teaching materials is $5.00, and the benefits derived from this experience will last a lifetime.
 
It is a good thing the doctrines of nullification and interposition are being revived. Perhaps it's the urgency of the constitutional crisis we face that has made the doctrines so appealing and sensible.
It is a good thing the doctrines of nullification and interposition are being revived. Perhaps it's the urgency of the constitutional crisis we face that has made the doctrines so appealing and sensible.
 
Our politicians have become addicted to O.P.M. (pronounced opium). They have realized the best way to feed their O.P.M. addiction is to become an O.P.M dealer thereby addicting millions of others.
Our politicians have become addicted to O.P.M. (pronounced opium). They have realized the best way to feed their O.P.M. addiction is to become an O.P.M dealer thereby addicting millions of others.
 
Our Founders made sure they provided for the proper avenues to counter a government that evinces such a design and even provided for the right to abolish that government.
Our Founders made sure they provided for the proper avenues to counter a government that evinces such a design and even provided for the right to abolish that government.
 
Calvin Coolidge once said: "To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race."
Calvin Coolidge once said: "To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race."
 
There are many people who overlook the brilliance of the US Constitution. They argue that it is outdated and unfit to adequately govern such a modern nation as ours in the 21st century.
There are many people who overlook the brilliance of the US Constitution. They argue that it is outdated and unfit to adequately govern such a modern nation as ours in the 21st century.
 
Those who understand the intent behind the Constitution to protect individual liberty take to heart what Thomas Jefferson wrote - ""Every word of the Constitution decides a question between power and liberty."
Those who understand the intent behind the Constitution to protect individual liberty take to heart what Thomas Jefferson wrote - ""Every word of the Constitution decides a question between power and liberty."
 
Young adults often wonder what their rights are in the public school system with respect to religion.
Young adults often wonder what their rights are in the public school system with respect to religion.
 
It is acknowledged that the views and the writings philosopher John Locke played a crucial role in our Founders' view of liberty.
 
Our President has announced worldwide that the United States is the largest Muslim nation. We are at the verge of building a magnificent mosque at Ground Zero as a symbol of Islam's conquest.
Our President has announced worldwide that the United States is the largest Muslim nation. We are at the verge of building a magnificent mosque at Ground Zero as a symbol of Islam's conquest.
 
The Conservative Republican Club hosted a very dynamic speaker in Dr. Greg Brannon from Cary who is a real Patriot. He is a practicing OB/Gyn doctor.
The Conservative Republican Club hosted a very dynamic speaker in Dr. Greg Brannon from Cary who is a real Patriot. He is a practicing OB/Gyn doctor.
 
The Beaufort County Committee for Constitutional Studies will hold a Free Seminar on Saturday, January 8th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Harvest Church in Washington.
The Beaufort County Committee for Constitutional Studies will hold a Free Seminar on Saturday, January 8th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Harvest Church in Washington.
 
Scholars view the Constitution from 2 viewpoints: Some see the Constitution as an unchanging document; and others see the Constitution as a "Living Document."
Scholars view the Constitution from 2 viewpoints: Some see the Constitution as an unchanging document; and others see the Constitution as a "Living Document."
 
This 6th installment in Diane Rufino's series examining Our Founding Principles considers the many clauses of the U.S. Constitution.
This 6th installment in Diane Rufino's series examining Our Founding Principles considers the many clauses of the U.S. Constitution.
 
This is install considers: the the first ten in the Bill of Rights, an overview of the Constitution, and then the remaining seventeen of the Bill of Rights.
This is install considers: the the first ten in the Bill of Rights, an overview of the Constitution, and then the remaining seventeen of the Bill of Rights.
 
In this 4th segment of Diane Rufino's examination of our Founding Principles, she examines: Compact Federalism, the Federalist Farmer andAlexis de Tocqueville.
In this 4th segment of Diane Rufino's examination of our Founding Principles, she examines: Compact Federalism, the Federalist Farmer andAlexis de Tocqueville.
 
The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; It is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.
The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; It is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.
 
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