Tag Archives: Declaration of Independence

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know our Founding Documents, Publications, Speeches, and Court Opinions?

by Diane Rufino, November 12, 2019 For my TEA Party meeting last night, I put together a QUIZ for members to work on at their seats to see how well they are able to identify and recognize our country’s founding … Continue reading

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The Declaration of Independence: Thirteen Colonies Yearned to Be Free

by Diane Rufino, July 4, 2019 Independence Day – What it really means…. What does Independence Day – the 4th of July – mean to you? Is it just a holiday to eat, drink, and light off fireworks? Do you … Continue reading

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This Thing We Call “Sovereignty”

by Diane Rufino, February 20, 2019 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 … Continue reading

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SECESSION: Both a RIGHT and a REMEDY

  by Diane Rufino, September 23, 2018 Gene Kizer Jr. is a brilliant historian. He has written an excellent account of the causes of the War of Northern Aggression (aka, the War to Prevent Southern Independence; aka, the War Between … Continue reading

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To the Protesters of North Carolina’s State Monuments and the Agitators Regarding the State History: The Most Effective Means of Protesting is to MOVE OUT & STAY OUT of NORTH CAROLINA !!

by Diane Rufino, August 28, 2018 Every day I get angrier and angrier at people who act out their aggressions which are based on lies, mistruths, and liberal indoctrination. I’m talking about the desecration and the toppling of the Silent … Continue reading

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4th of July: Reflections

by Diane Rufino, July 4, 2018 Happy 4th of July! We celebrate the 4th of July as our Independence Day but it’s really not the date that our country, comprised at the time of the 13 original colonies, became independent … Continue reading

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The Right of Secession, as Reserved by the States in Their Ratification of the US Constitution

by Diane Rufino, June 1, 2018 Louisiana voted to secede from the Union on January 26, 1861. Shortly thereafter, her senators, Judah P. Benjamin and John Slidell, resigned their positions in the US Senate. In his FAREWELL ADDRESS to the … Continue reading

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