Tag Archives: Diane Rufino

The Federal Courts Have Become Political, as Judge Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Hearing Made Clear

by Diane Rufino, Sept. 22, 2018 The United States is a constitutional republic.  It is not a democracy, as most people believe. A “republic” is a form of government in which supreme power is held by the people and their … 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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What Happened?

by Diane Rufino, September 22, 2018 Wow, how did it come to this:??? How did it come to be that when one side is happy, the other is absolutely miserable and on the verge of a breakdown. How did it … Continue reading

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Constitution Day 2018

Today was Constitution Day. 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. The Convention … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson Articulates the Remedy of Nullification in an Opinion Written to George Washington in 1791

by Diane Rufino, September 16, 2018 In 1791, Thomas Jefferson wrote an opinion on the constitutionality of a National Bank. It is an important commentary on the meaning and intent of the US Constitution, in particular the two general clauses … Continue reading

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Washington DC: It’s Not Government, It’s a Battlefield

by Diane Rufino, Sept. 14, 2018 This is my latest meme. And I’m serious about its message. DC politicians make me sick. They are quite literally the most wretched of human beings. They (mostly Democrats, let’s face it) refuse to … Continue reading

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To the Heroes of the Confederate State of North Carolina (1861-65)

  by Diane Rufino, September 3, 2018 On the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill stood the noble statue of “Silent Sam,” the Confederate soldier who stood vigilant watch over the campus. It stood on McCorkle place, the University’s upper quad, facing … Continue reading

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