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Give Trump a Chance

by Diane Rufino, March 18, ,2017 I’m tired of the insane talking points and reactions to everything President Trump is doing. I’m tired of the messages and texts from people who accuse me of being some horrible person for supporting … Continue reading

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History Speaks Through the Monuments on our National Mall

by Diane Rufino, January 21, 2017 Yesterday I visited the Jefferson Memorial to commune with my favorite Founding Father. Jefferson is perhaps the single reason I am so very proud to be an American. The principles he articulated in the … Continue reading

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SAVE THE REPUBLIC! Rethinking the American Union of States for the Preservation of Republicanism

by Diane Rufino (citing Donald Livingston in his book Rethinking the American Union for the Twenty-First Century), July 26, 2016 The purpose of this article is three-fold:  First, I want to be provocative and get readers thinking.  Second, I wish to … Continue reading

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Esteemed Ghosts From Our Past

by Diane Rufino If you are ever confused as to the order of things, the emphasis of individual rights with respect to government, the rights of States with respect to the federal government, and the states’ rights of nullification and … Continue reading

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Embracing Founding Principles to Solve the Social Security Problem

    by Diane Rufino, August 20, 2015 Four years ago, in 2011, Social Security reached a critical tipping point. It paid out more in benefits than it took in through payroll (FICA) taxes. So, for four years, Social Security … Continue reading

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A Government That Wants to Control Us, Not Represent Us

  by Diane Rufino George S. Liberty recently wrote a rant about government on his blogsite after he watched a news clip about Jonathan Gruber, the controversial architect of Obamacare.  His theme was how audacious and contemptible the government has … Continue reading

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What It Means to be Sovereign

    by Diane Rufino Government in the United States includes the understanding of three terms: Self-government, sovereignty, and social compact. Sovereignty is the inherent and independent right to do all that is necessary to govern oneself.  In the United … Continue reading

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