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Founding Fathers – Thomas Fitzsimons

Founding Fathers – Thomas Fitzsimons

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Thomas Fitzsimons, 1741- August 26, 1811 Fitzsimons was an American merchant and statesman of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He represented Pennsylvania in the Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention, and the U.S. Congress. Fitzsimons’ ancestry has not been proved, but one thought is that Fitzsimons was born at Ballikilty, north Co. Wexford, Leinster…

Beyond Vietnam: A time to break silence

Beyond Vietnam: A time to break silence

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by Martin Luther King, Jr., April 1967 Over the past two years, as I have moved to break the betrayal of my own silences and to speak from the burnings of my own heart, as I have called for radical departures from the destruction of Vietnam, many persons have questioned…

Impeach the FISC Twelve

Impeach the FISC Twelve

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by George Phillies The eleven members of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and the Chief Justice who appoints them should be impeached by the House, tried and convicted by the Senate, and removed from office. The FISC Twelve are: Reggie Walton Rosemary M. Collyer Raymond J. Dearie Claire Eagan Martin…

Ron Binz the flipper

Ron Binz the flipper

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by Amy Oliver Cooke and Robert Applegate   As Ron Binz campaigns to be confirmed as the head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, much of the emphasis has been on his position as an activist for what he considers to be low or no carbon energy sources, predominantly Big…

Founding Fathers – William Few

Founding Fathers – William Few

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William Few, Jr., June 8, 1748 – July 16, 1828 Few was an American politician and a farmer, and a businessman and a Founding Father of the United States. William represented the U.S. state of Georgia at the Constitutional Convention. Born into a poor yeoman farming family, Will Russell Few…

Nullification The Rightful Remedy

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Nullification The Rightful Remedy: What do we do when the federal government steps outside of it’s Constitutional boundaries? Do we ‘vote the bums out’ and hope that the new bums limit their own power? Do we ask federal judges in black robes to limit the federal government’s power? Thomas Jefferson and James Madison didn’t think […]

TAX STRIKE!

TAX STRIKE!

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by Sean Haugh   The state requires our taxes to survive. The idea is that if we pay our taxes then government at all levels will provide us with all kinds of good important things that it is best suited to do. We’re upholding our end of the bargain. But…

Let the free market be free

Let the free market be free

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by John Stossel The Internet has revolutionized the marketplace by, among other things, eliminating middlemen. Internet car-buying services let you shop for prices and options without leaving home. “For sale by owner” websites show you houses for sale. Uh oh. Can’t have that, can we? In a truly free market,…

Don’t touch my junk!

Don’t touch my junk!

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Second Speaker of the House

Second Speaker of the House

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Jonathan Trumbull, Jr., served October 24, 1791 – March 4, 1793 Trumbull (March 26, 1740 – August 7, 1809) was an American politician who served as the second Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Born in Lebanon, Connecticut, the second son of Jonathan Trumbull, Sr. (the eventual Governor…
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