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The Original Republican
Facebook IconApril 9, 2017 at 8:35 am

This is a very insightful article, from The Tenth Amendment Center , which gets squarely to heart of today’s problems, in this country, both politically and as a whole:

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America Needs A Come To Tenther Moment, And Soon

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Below, is a very insightful article, from The Tenth Amendment Center, which gets squarely to heart of today's problems, in this country, both politically and as a whole: For years, the Tenth Amendment Center has drawn the ire of both the American right and left, but generally for different reasons.…

The Original Republican
Facebook IconMarch 30, 2017 at 7:54 am

"The moment war is declared…the mass of the people, through some spiritual alchemy, become convinced that they have willed and executed the deed themselves. They then, with the exception of a few malcontents, proceed to allow themselves to be regimented, coerced, deranged in all the environments of their lives, and turned into a solid manufactory of destruction toward whatever other people may have, in the appointed scheme of things, come within the range of the Government's disapprobation. The citizen throws off his contempt and indifference to Government, identifies himself with its purposes, revives all his military memories and symbols, and the State once more walks, an august presence, through the imaginations of men. Patriotism becomes the dominant feeling, and produces immediately that intense and hopeless confusion between the relations which the individual bears and should bear toward the society of which he is a part."

- Randolph Bourne (War is the Health of the State)

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The Moment War Is Declared

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"The moment war is declared…the mass of the people, through some spiritual alchemy, become convinced that they have willed and executed the deed themselves. They then, with the exception of a few malcontents, proceed to allow themselves to be regimented, coerced, deranged in all the environments of…

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Facebook IconFebruary 16, 2017 at 10:32 am

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Isn’t This Democratic Socialism?

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For many years, we have been hearing Democrat factions speak of this 20th Century concept of  Democratic Socialism, which sought to keep the concept of free elections alive in The United States, while, at the same time, empowering Government to create these Socialist and quasi-Socialist programs, ai...

The Original Republican
Facebook IconJanuary 24, 2017 at 8:17 am

Below, is a very insightful article, from The Ron Paul Liberty Report, which points out, perfectly, the difference between FREE trade, and Government Interference:

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No, President Trump Didn’t Get Rid Of “A Free Trade Deal”

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Below, is a very insightful article, from The Ron Paul Liberty Report, which points out, perfectly, the difference between FREE trade, and Government  Interference: Government is a destroyer, but it doesn't just destroy physical and tangible things. It also destroys intangible things like language a...

The Original Republican
Facebook IconJanuary 10, 2017 at 5:14 pm

In a letter written on March 19, 1944, Ayn Rand remarked: “Fascism, Nazism, Communism and Socialism are only superficial variations of the same monstrous theme—collectivism.” Read more...

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Ayn Rand Predicted an American Slide toward Fascism

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In a letter written on March 19, 1944, Ayn Rand remarked: “Fascism, Nazism, Communism and Socialism are only superficial variations of the same monstrous theme—collectivism.” Rand would later expand on this insight in various articles, most notably in two of her lectures at the Ford Hall Forum in Bo...

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Facebook IconOctober 2, 2016 at 11:27 am

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Judge Napolitano On The First Clinton-Trump Debate

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Below, is Judge Andrew Napolitano giving his assessment of the first Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. And, further, making the case as to why both of these candidates are very sad choices to be the next President of The United States. Share

The Original Republican
Facebook IconSeptember 5, 2016 at 4:54 pm

“Please understand that I do not dispute their right to invent social combinations, to advertise them, to advocate them, and to try them upon themselves, at their own expense and risk. But I do dispute their right to impose these plans upon us by law — by force — and to compel us to pay for them with our taxes.

I do not insist that the supporters of these various social schools of thought–the Proudhonists, the Cabetists, the Fourierists, the Universitarists, and the Protectionists — renounce their various ideas. I insist only that they renounce this one idea that they have in common: They need only to give up the idea of forcing us to acquiesce to their groups and series, their socialized projects, their free- credit banks, their Graeco-Roman concept of morality, and their commercial regulations. I ask only that we be permitted to decide upon these plans for ourselves; that we not be forced to accept them, directly or indirectly, if we find them to be contrary to our best interests or repugnant to our consciences.

But these organizers desire access to the tax funds and to the power of the law in order to carry out their plans. In addition to being oppressive and unjust, this desire also implies the fatal supposition that the organizer is infallible and mankind is incompetent. But, again, if persons are incompetent to judge for themselves, then why all this talk about universal suffrage”?

– Frederick Bastiat (The Law)

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The Socialists Reject Free Choice

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"Please understand that I do not dispute their right to invent social combinations, to advertise them, to advocate them, and to try them upon themselves, at their own expense and risk. But I do dispute their right to impose these plans upon us by law -- by force -- and to compel us to pay for them w...

The Original Republican
Facebook IconAugust 19, 2016 at 4:51 pm

Below, is a very insightful video with Michael Boldin, founder of The Tenth Amendment Center, in regards to War and a free society.

Quote: “The Founding Fathers were virtually unanimous in their strong opposition to war as a policy. Few were more adamant about this view than James Madison.”

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James Madison on the Dangers of War

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Below, is a very insightful video with Michael Boldin, founder of The Tenth Amendment Center, in regards to War and a free society. Quote: "The Founding Fathers were virtually unanimous in their strong opposition to war as a policy. Few were more adamant about this view than James Madison." Share

The Original Republican
Facebook IconAugust 7, 2016 at 9:29 am

Below, on John Stossel’s TV special, “No They Can’t,” Stossel breaks down the real reason for the skyrocketing cost of a college education.

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The Rising Cost Of College

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Below, on John Stossel's TV special, "No They Can't," Stossel breaks down the real reason for the skyrocketing cost of a college education: Share

The Original Republican
Facebook IconJuly 17, 2016 at 9:40 am

Below, is a very insightful video with Michael Boldin, founder of Tenth Amendment Center, in regards to The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, and how the Federal Government was sending out Federal agents to round up escaped slaves from the various States, and sending them back into slavery.

Despite what many of us may have learned in school, it was State sovereignty, and State “nullification” [of Federal Laws] that allowed escaped slaves to seek refuge in a number of the various States. http://tiny.cc/7sh0cy

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Nullification And The Fugitive Slave Act

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Below, is a very insightful video with Michael Boldin, founder of The Tenth Amendment Center, in regards to The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, and how the Federal Government was sending out Federal agents to round up escaped slaves from the various States, and sending them back into slavery. Despite wh...

The Original Republican
Facebook IconJuly 10, 2016 at 5:49 pm

Below, is a very insightful commentary by Judge Andrew Napolitano in regards to Hillary Clinton. The Judge implies the right question, which is, did Hillary Clinton circumvent Federal Law, in regards to classified information, and thus commit espionage? http://tiny.cc/wjgvcy

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Is Hillary Clinton Guilty Of Espionage?

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Below, is a very insightful commentary by Judge Andrew Napolitano in regards to Hillary Clinton. The Judge implies the rightful question, which is, did Hillary Clinton circumvent Federal Law, in regards to classified information, and thus commit espionage? Share

The Original Republican
Facebook IconJuly 3, 2016 at 1:36 pm

Below, is a very insightful interview with Michael Boldin, founder of The Tenth Amendment Center, conducted by Jeff Deist of The Mises Institute.

From The Mises Institute:

“In the wake of Brexit, do libertarians have a real opportunity to make the case for breaking away? Is it time to stop trying to convince millions that liberty is better, and start unyoking ourselves? Can secession and nullification movements really work against political elites? And how do we get started at the local level? Michael is the perfect guest to answer these questions.”

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Unyoking Ourselves

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Below, is a very insightful interview, with Michael Boldin, founder of The Tenth Amendment Center, conducted by Jeff Deist of The Mises Institute. From The Mises Institute: "In the wake of Brexit, do libertarians have a real opportunity to make the case for breaking away? Is it time to stop trying t...

The Original Republican
Facebook IconJune 21, 2016 at 2:44 pm

Below, is an amazing clip, by Judge Andrew Napolitano, from the great show, "Freedom Watch," which, sadly, went off the air in 2012. In this monologue, the Judge, brilliantly, goes right down the line, proving, irrefutably, that we have a rogue "Federal" Government:

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What If The Constitution No Longer Applied?

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Below, is an amazing clip, by Judge Andrew Napolitano, from the great show, "Freedom Watch," which, sadly, went off the air in 2012. In this monologue, the Judge, brilliantly, goes right down the line, proving, irrefutably, that we have a rogue "Federal" Government: Share

The Original Republican
Facebook IconJune 20, 2016 at 1:03 pm

This is a very telling article, from The Wall Street Journal, on the expanding militarization of the “Federal” Government:

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Why Does the IRS Need Guns?

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Below, is a very telling article, from The Wall Street Journal, on the expanding militarization of the "Federal" Government: Special agents at the IRS equipped with AR-15 military-style rifles? Health and Human Services “Special Office of Inspector General Agents” being trained by the Army’s Special...

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Facebook IconJune 19, 2016 at 2:50 pm

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Was The Bill Of Rights Really Necessary?

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In 1787, after The United States Constitution was written, but prior to it's ratification, in 1789, there were a considerable amount of citizens, in the thirteen respective States, who were very skeptical about ratifying this Federal Constitution, and thus creating this new Federal Government. James...

The Original Republican
Facebook IconJune 16, 2016 at 4:38 pm

This is a very insightful article, from Reason.com, by Judge Andrew Napolitano, on the Natural Right to self defense, and the fallacies of gun control:

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In Defense Of Self Defense

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Below, is a very insightful article, from Reason.com, by Judge Andrew Napolitano, on the Natural Right to self defense, and the fallacies of gun control:

Most of the mass killings by gun in the United States in recent years—Columbine, Virginia Tech

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Facebook IconJune 14, 2016 at 4:36 pm

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No, This Is Not The Key To Solving The Gun “Problem”!

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Any decent person would be saddened over this senseless loss of life in Orlando, Florida. It is extremely sad every time we hear about another mass shooting. And, we mourn for every life lost. However, for better or worse, we do not all agree that restricting the legal ownership of guns, in any way,...

The Original Republican
Facebook IconJune 8, 2016 at 1:49 pm

In today’s world, people are taught to believe that we have collective rights. In other words, your rights depend on what gender, color, race, religion or other group you belong to or identify with. But, that is a complete inversion of the very principles that this country was Founded on.

Collective rights tend to treat people like sheep, that can be herded around by those who call the shots, or write the Laws, as these rights are always hinging on the whims and wishes of some other party. They can be dehumanizing, as well, in many ways, as so-called collective rights are not concerned with you as an unique human being with your own unique wants, needs and cares.

People who advocate for so-called collective rights, egregiously, often see force – whether explicit or by Law – as a means to make others bend to their will. And, more times then not, that is destructive to the recipient’s own individual liberties, which only serves to cause more animosity and friction amongst our citizenry, and further perpetuates the vicious cycle of retaliation.

And, furthermore, just because some irate group can get some Politicians to write something into Law, that does not make it right, just or moral.

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Why Collective Rights Are Wrong

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In today's world, people are taught to believe that we have collective rights. In other words, your rights depend on what gender, color, race, religion or other group you belong to or identify with. But, that is a complete inversion of the very principles this country was Founded on. Collective righ...

The Original Republican
Facebook IconJune 4, 2016 at 7:16 am

The below video is Ron Paul, in 1988, perfectly explaining the principles of Libertarianism: http://tinyurl.com/zwom8ut

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Ron Paul On Libertarianism

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The below video is Ron Paul, in 1988, perfectly explaining the principles of Libertarianism. Libertarians make few, if any exceptions for Government. If we, as average citizens, are to be bound by certain moral standards, then, we can not expect or give power to our Government(s) to operate outside…

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Facebook IconJune 2, 2016 at 12:37 pm

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Facebook IconMay 6, 2016 at 11:55 am

The below video does an amazing job at explaining 10 core principles that, I believe, most (Libertarians) Classical Liberals would agree on: http://tinyurl.com/hlme53h

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Are You A Classical Liberal?:

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Facebook IconApril 3, 2016 at 11:40 am

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The Original Republican
Facebook IconJuly 5, 2015 at 3:28 pm

"The President appoints individuals to the Supreme Court. And, the Senate then confirms them to the Supreme Court. So, if appointments to the Supreme Court are made by the President, couldn't one conclude that the Supreme Court Justice, once on the court, will do the bidding of the Person that appointed them, in exchange for the appointment? And, likewise, with the Persons in the Senate who confirmed them?

So, to say that the Supreme Court is an independent branch of the Federal Government, is, at best, a myth; at worse, a joke! The Supreme Court, today, acts as a fail-safe for the other two branches of this once Federal Government, and wholly exists to do the bidding of their White House and Senate masters."

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Why The Separation Of Powers Is A Myth

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For years, we, as United States citizens, have been taught that in our Federal Government we have three separate and independent branches of Government, consisting of The [President] Executive Branch, The [Congress] Legislative Branch, and The [Judicial Branch] Supreme Court. I have little doubt tha…

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Does The Military Protect Our Freedoms?

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For many years, we have been told that our military is protecting our Freedoms. And, for decades, our military has been in a perpetual state of war. We, most certainly, do not have a military shortage either; our military is spread out across the entire globe. Yet, every year it feels like we are lo…

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Why Victimless Crimes Are The Problem

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Following in the highly controversial case of Ferguson, Missouri, where Michael Brown was shot by a police officer, and, sadly, died, is the more recent case in New York City, to where an "unarmed" man, Eric Garner, died via a choke-hold by a New York City Police Officer. In The Michael Brown case,…

 

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