Tag Archives: States Rights

Reading About Hamilton and Jefferson’s Differing Views of America

For the past 3 weeks I’ve been reading John Ferling’s book “Jefferson and Hamilton: the Rivalry That Forged A Nation”. It’s a great book about two Founding Fathers who had opposing visions of what this country should be like, but … Continue reading

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James Madison and the Tenth Amendment

The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was known for his advocacy of the judicial philosophy of Originalism. Scalia would define “Originalism” in this way: The Constitution that I interpret and apply is not living but dead, or as I … Continue reading

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Learning From History

Groups will have a bias against certain issues because of their history. African Americans, for instance, tend to be less responsive to libertarian criticisms of the power of the federal government because many Southerners once used states rights arguments to … Continue reading

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