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  • Adv.--Becoming America : The Revolution Before 1776
    Publishers Weekly
    "Butler's original analysis is important reading on 18th-century America . . ."

    Kirkus Review
    "A sweeping, well-researched analysis of the transformative changes wrought by immigration, war, and cultural change in colonial America."

    • Why we need conservative judges
      Star Parker on poor people being hurt by liberals' social-engineering schemes.
    • Kiss Your House Goodbye
      From now on no one's property is safe. If a local government thinks it can make a few tax dollars by selling your property to a private developer, it can.
      by Christopher Orlet
    • Does the Constitution Matter?
      "Our Constitution," John Quincy Adams once wrote, "professedly rests upon the good sense and attachment of the people. This basis, weak as it may appear, has not yet been found to fail." Until now that is.
      By Thomas P. Kilgannon
    • Hatch's "Foreign-Born President" amendment
      Paul M. Weyrich is of the opinion that there is no need to amend America's Constitution simply to allow people like Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger a chance at the presidency.
    • Bush's budget boondoggle
      Joseph Farah denounces unconstitutional spending by Uncle Sam.
    • Brown vs. Board, 50 years later
      The Supreme Court's decision 50 years ago, although an immense blessing to the nation, also carries a melancholy lesson.
      by George Will
    • Half a century after Brown: Part III
      Although Brown v. Board of Education dealt with race and with schools, its judicial philosophy spread rapidly to issues having nothing to do with race or schools. In the half century since Brown, judges at all levels have become unelected legislators imposing the vision of the political left across a wide spectrum.
      by Thomas Sowell
    • Whose Justice?
      Judicial activism, the practice of judges ignoring the law and deciding cases based on their personal political views, has been a problem in America since well before the Supreme Court invented a right to abortion in Roe v. Wade.
      by Rep. Ron Paul
    • Messing with the Constitution
      There is a move a foot in the Congress to essentially change the way the United States Constitution is amended.
      by Neal Boortz
    • Abolishing Congress
      What the heck use is the U.S. Congress?
      by John Derbyshire
    • Stifling free speech
      Joseph Farah says new law already killing 1st Amendment.
    • Blackmun's Constitution
      The former Supreme Court justice's records shed new light on Roe v. Wade.
      by Terry Eastland
    • Rush Limbaugh warns free speech threatened
      Says conservative views on radio could be labeled 'indecent' if 'John Kerry types' end up running U.S.
    • Campaign finance law is a constitutional obscenity
      Two years ago President Bush, who had called it unconstitutional, signed the McCain-Feingold bill -- furtively, at 8 a.m. in the Oval Office. The law expanded government restrictions on political speech, ostensibly to combat corruption or the ``appearance'' thereof.
      by George Will
    • Congress Cannot Be Appointed
      In the months following the September 11th terrorist attacks, questions arose about whether Congress could continue to function if many of its members were killed or injured in a future terrorist attack. These concerns resulted in the creation of a commission that advocated a first in American history, namely the appointment of individuals to the U.S. House. A constitutional amendment has been proposed that would provide the method for such appointments following a catastrophe that killed or disabled a majority of the people in Congress.
      by Rep. Ron Paul
    • Before opening the borders, seal up the wombs!
      Jane Chastain on the dirty little secret Bush doesn't want you to know.
    • States should oppose seatbelt mandate
      Jon Dougherty says Congress acting outside its scope, authority.
    • Let's do some detective work
      I'd like to enlist the services of my fellow Americans with a bit of detective work. Let's start off with hard evidence.
      by Walter E. Williams
    • Destroying liberty to punish a judge
      Jon Dougherty warns what happened to Justice Roy Moore imperils citizens, freedom.
    • First Amendment survey finds knowledge lacking
      More than two-thirds of college students and administrators who participated in a national survey were unable to remember that freedom of religion and the press are guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.
      By George Archibald
    • Schumerism
      Democrats subvert the Constitution through judicial filibusters.
    • Commerce clause abuse
      Several weeks ago, under the title "Is It Permissible?" I discussed how Congress systematically abuses the Constitution's "welfare clause" to control our lives in ways that would have been an abomination to the Framers.
      by Walter E. Williams
    • Living in post-constitutional America
      Constitutional conservatives love to argue that Americans need to get back to how the founding fathers envisioned the United States would work. W. James Antle III agrees but argues con-cons need to remember a few things.
    • Al Gore and First Amendment
      Joseph Farah says ex-vice president needs lesson on Constitution.
    • Is it permissible?
      You might say, "If our Constitution provides no authority for programs near and dear to the hearts of so many Americans, the heck with the Constitution."
      by Walter E. Williams
    • Free speech confusion
      If you are a stripper in a nightclub, or an aluminum siding salesman phoning Americans at suppertime, your activities are fully protected by the First Amendment. That is the import of last week's decision thwarting the Federal Trade Commission's Do Not Call list.
      by Mona Charen
    • Calling a constitutional convention
      Bruce Walker argues that the only way to stop all the abuse of the American Constitution is to hold a constitutional convention and give the country back to its people.
    • Federal Courts and the Imaginary Constitution
      It’s been a tough summer for social conservatives, thanks to our federal courts. From “gay rights” to affirmative action to Boy Scouts to the Ten Commandments, federal courts recently have issued rulings that conflict with both the Constitution and overwhelming public sentiment.
      by Rep. Ron Paul
    • Who’s Attacking the Constitution?
      Citing the threat of terrorism, a cabal of influential saboteurs is proposing assorted amendments that would destroy our constitutional checks and balances.
      by William F. Jasper
    • Judge Moore and the Godless 14th Amendment
      Ilana Mercer urges repeal of illegally ratified revision to Constitution.
    • A Few Words About Liberals
      Judge Moore is not the Congress, nor is he establishing religion. Welcome to the liberal version of the Constitution.
      by Edward L. Daley
    • For Our System to Work, The Courts Must Be Obeyed
      Let me tackle this Ten Commandments controversy over the Ten Commandments monument outside the courthouse in Alabama. . . .
      by Rush Limbaugh
    • Direct democracy dithers
      California's love affair with the initiative and referendum is leading it perilously close to direct democracy.
      By Mona Charen
    • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Judge, or politician?
      Joseph Farah slams Supreme abusing position on high court to undermine Constitution.
    • Living constitution, dying republic
      W. James Antle III says that recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court don't read like neutral applications of the law as it is written and understood.
    • Constitutional Trojan Horse
      Seemingly innocuous constitutional amendments — designed to appeal to good, patriotic Americans — contain hidden dangers that would greatly harm our republic.
      by George Detweiler
    • A "Hole in the Constitution"?
      The Continuity of Government Commission may be trying to rip a gaping hole in the Constitution rather than attempting to repair a hole that doesn’t exist.
      by William F. Jasper
    • Justice Takes a Holiday
      Five members of the Supreme Court are off vacationing in Europe. Maybe that explains what's happening to the Constitution.
      by Terry Eastland
    • Schwarzenegger for president?
      Senator proposes eliminating restriction on foreign-born citizens.
    • Free speech absurdity
      Jon Dougherty says now even minorities aren't allowed to tell truth.
    • Free speech isn't free, even for the Dixie Chicks
      For those who wondered how Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., could sponsor a "campaign finance reform" law that restricts political speech, the answer became clear during a hearing he chaired the other day: McCain has never read the First Amendment.
      by Jacob Sullum
    • Ward Connerly takes on Supreme Court
      Despite GOP opposition, launches initiative to end racial preferences.
      By Sherrie Gossett
    • Gouverneur Morris, Philosopher-Poet
      The constitution's rewrite man.
    • A Practical Man, Difficult Too
      Benjamin Franklin was "geeky," but there's no denying his greatness.
    • Marbury v. Madison Established Supreme Court's Role as Final Arbiter of the Constitution
      I may have set the modern record on Monday for the number of e-mails I received from people telling me I had absolutely no idea what I was talking about. I was told I was wrong about this, wrong about that, wrong about virtually everything I opined on yesterday, particularly about Supreme Court decisions.
      by Rush Limbaugh
    • This Supreme Court's Activism Is Frightening
      Folks, can you believe that we will need a constitutional amendment defining marriage, as we have always known it, in the traditional way? It's unbelievable.
      by Rush Limbaugh
    • What Would The Founders Do?
      Ladies and gentlemen, when the Constitution was ratified, the 13 original states had anti-sodomy laws. In Virginia, sodomy was punishable by death at the time of the founding. I doubt that the Founding Fathers, as one caller suggested on Monday, would agree with the Supreme Court intervening like it did in this Texas case.
      by Rush Limbaugh
    • 'Democracy:' It's a threat to our republic
      Most people believe the United States is a country created with a democratic form of government. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The Founding Fathers were almost as fearful of democracy as they were the monarchies of Europe.
      By David P. Shreiner
    • 'Toto! What happened to Kansas?'
      Barbara Simpson on social engineering, destruction of states' rights.
    • A lesson in constitutional law
      Joseph Farah pounds Supreme Court for giving in to diversity craze.
    • Lap dancing on the Constitution
      George Will on how far 'right of privacy' extends.
    • Sodomy ruling damages freedom
      David Limbaugh says Supreme Court decision weakens states' rights.
    • Officially sanctioning racism
      Jon Dougherty says high court undermined 14th Amendment.
    • Leahy to Bush: 'Follow What the Constitution Says'
      Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) suggested Wednesday that President Bush would be violating the U.S. Constitution if he names a nominee to the Supreme Court without first consulting with Senate Democrats.
      By Jeff Johnson
    • Our Living Constitution
      The Supreme Court's Michigan law school ruling means that the Constitution means one thing today and will mean another in 2028.
      by Terry Eastland
    • What the Republicans Should Have Said
      According to the Washington Times, “Six Washington-area lawyers ... say they’d be happy to file suit against (a) landlord ... who ... cited a prospective tenant’s Republican affiliation when rejecting (his) request for housing.”
      by Scott McPherson
    • Split decision for choice-by race
      Tax-supported universities may use race as a "plus factor" if they make individual choices about whom to admit, but the University of Michigan's undergraduate point system "clearly fails" that constitutional test, the Supreme Court ruled yesterday.
      By Frank J. Murray
    • The Declaration philosophy - Part I
      The origins of rights: Linda A. Prussen-Razzano explores the inherent philosophy behind the Declaration of Independence in the first part of a series.
    • The Declaration Philosophy - Part II
      The nature of rights: Linda A. Prussen-Razzano continues her look at the philosophy behind the Declaration of Independence with the second in a series of essays.
    • Calling all con-cons
      Revive constitutional conservatism: There are a thousand flavors of conservatives, writes W. James Antle III, and people are proud of their labels. The problem? He wants to know where the constitutional conservatives are.
    • Court spanks social workers
      Judges: State agents violated Constitution in corporal-punishment probe.
      By Ron Strom
    • Justice, Tobacco, and Retroactive Law
      John Ashcroft's minions are trying to gain a new source of government revenue by again looting U.S. tobacco companies—and further destroying the U.S. Constitution in the process.
      by William L. Anderson and Candice Jackson
    • Ruled by scoundrels
      Walter Williams exposes unconstitutional scams promoted by politicians.
    • Repeal the horrid 16th Amendment!
      Ilana Mercer pummels government's limitless lien on U.S. citizens' property and lives.
    • Entangling alliances
      Rep. Ron Paul slams schizophrenic U.S. foreign policy, push for globalism.

    • Whither Congress?
      As President Bush rushes the nation headlong into another foreign war, an important question should be finally and unambiguously answered: What exactly were those old gentlemen talking about in 1787 when they wrote that Congress, not the president, held the power to declare war?
      by Scott McPherson
    • War in Iraq, War on the Rule of Law?
      The chorus of voices calling for the United States to attack Iraq grows louder. Recent weeks had seen growing controversy concerning the wisdom of such an attack, including controversy over the need for congressional approval for an invasion. The war hawk TV pundits have been busy working to quell the controversy by insisting the President has complete authority to wage war without congressional involvement.
      by Rep. Ron Paul
    • Congress Already OK'd Iraq War
      All he need do is establish a link to Sept. 11.

    • Politicians: Read your Constitution!
      Joel Miller's Daily Devotional Plan for elected officials.

    cover Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
    by Joseph J. Ellis
    An illuminating study of the intertwined lives of the founders of the American republic--John Adams, Aaron Burr, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington. During the 1790s, which Ellis calls the most decisive decade in our nation's history, the greatest statesmen of their generation--and perhaps any--came together to define the new republic and direct its course for the coming centuries.
    cover Scandalmonger : A Novel
    Scandalmonger is the 25th book from William Safire, the prolific, feisty New York Times columnist and word wrangler. It's a historic novel set in 1790s New England, when the Founding Fathers were enduring various crises and humiliations as they scurried to become part of the history books. Always a stickler for the truth--as long as it's uttered in the finest of phrases--the author lets us know right from the start that we're "entitled to know what is history and what is twistery." Based on documents and diaries, and complete with an exhaustive section of footnotes separating fact from fiction, Scandalmonger turns out to be a bona fide page-turner. Safire knows what he's doing; he knows he has a lesson to teach. It's a lesson about how early America wasn't much different from Clinton's America--the temptations of mistresses, the power struggles, the ridiculous debates about purity between corrupt men being just as present. If he has one message, it is this: within every powerful politician, there is a dirty-minded second grader trying to get out. Witness this scene between two outraged congressmen who seem intent on "turning the House into a 'gladiators' arena'"
    cover Setting the World Ablaze : Washington, Adams, Jefferson and the American Revolution
    Setting the World Ablaze is the story of the three men who, perhaps more than any others, helped bring the United States into being: George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. Weaving their three life stories into one narrative, John E. Ferling delivers a genuine and intimate illustration of them and, in doing so, gives us a new understanding of the passion and uncertainty of the struggle to form a new nation.
    cover Becoming America : The Revolution Before 1776
    Publishers Weekly
    "Butler's original analysis is important reading on 18th-century America . . ."

    Kirkus Review
    "A sweeping, well-researched analysis of the transformative changes wrought by immigration, war, and cultural change in colonial America."
    cover Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Economy
    by Thomas Sowell

    From one of America's best-known economists, the one book anyone who wants to understand the economy needs to read. At last there is a citizen's guide to the economy, written by an economist who uses plain English. No jargon, no graphs, no equations. Yet this is a comprehensive survey, covering everything from rent control and the rise and fall of businesses to the international balance of payments. The purpose of Basic Economics is to enable people without any economic training to understand the way the economy functions-not only the American economy, but other economies around the world.

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