Tag Archives: James Madison

Impending Federal Gun Control Laws or Confiscation: States Don’t Fail Us Now!

by Diane Rufino, October 4, 2015 Obama Wants our Guns and It’s Time for the States to Make Clear: “We Will Not Comply…. We Will Nullify!” Obama appears to be intent on burdening the second amendment – a fundamental and … Continue reading

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THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY HAS BECOME DANGEROUS & DESPOTIC: A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

by Diane Rufino, July 11, 2015 US CONSTITUTION:  AMENDMENT PROPOSAL An amendment to replace the States’ influence in the federal government since the 17th Amendment was adopted. “…If no remedy of the abuse be practicable under the forms of the … Continue reading

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NULLIFICATION: The Power to Right Constitutional Wrongs

    by Diane Rufino, July 9, 2015 THOMAS JEFFERSON wondered how the country would respond in the case its government passed a law that was clearly unconstitutional. As Secretary of State under our first president, George Washington, he already … 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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RESOLUTION TO CHALLENGE OBAMACARE AS AN ABUSE OF FEDERAL POWER

by Diane Rufino, Deputy Director of the NC Tenth Amendment Center and Resolutions Chair of the Pitt County GOP.  The following resolution will be presented at the 2014 Pitt County GOP Convention on March 8. RESOLUTION TO OPPOSE THE AFFORDABLE … Continue reading

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Nullification vs. Article V Constitutional Convention: Where is the Open and Honest Debate?

by Diane Rufino, January 5, 2014 When the original 13 states came together to discuss the possibility of establishing a confederacy, at the urging of Benjamin Franklin (“Join or Die”), they did so with a great deal of hope, but … Continue reading

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Two Ways of Educating

        by  Diane Rufino, December 24, 2013 At some schools, usually independent (not accepting federal dollars) and religious, students read old books, including Plato’s Republic.  In the Republic, they read the story of Gyges’ ring that makes the wearer of … Continue reading

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A Review of Federalism: The Significance of James Madison’s Report of 1800

‘ A Review of Federalism:  The significance of James Madison’s Report of 1800 in Transforming the 10th Amendment into the Predominant Provision Recognized by the Courts in Protecting Federalism  by Diane Rufino, December 8, 2013 **  This article is taken … Continue reading

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Keep the Federal Government in Check with NULLIFICATION – Not Liberty Amendments!

     by Diane Rufino, October 10, 2013 Mark Levin, who wrote an excellent book “The Liberty Amendments” to urge states to call for an Article V Convention to propose constitutional amendments to restore the federal government back to some … Continue reading

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Constitution Day 2013

by Diane Rufino Last Tuesday was Constitution Day – September 17.  It marks the day that the Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 concluded and the final draft of Constitution was signed by the delegates who attended.  It is fitting that … Continue reading

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