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Category Archives: Academy-Classic-Articles

  A classic speech by an Anti-Federalist named Patrick Henry:   Shall Liberty or Empire be Sought?   [From a speech made by Patrick Henry on June 5, 1788, in the Virginia Convention, called to ratify the Constitution of the United States.] ~ THIS, sir, is the language of democracy–that a majority of the community […]

  [ot-video type=”youtube” url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWiIYW_fBfY”] Also known as the “Military Industrial Complex Speech”, this is Ike’s famous admonition to America. Oath Keepers one and all proudly say: “We Like Ike!“ Link good as of March 19 2015 http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=90&page=transcript  ______________ January 17, 1961 My fellow Americans: Three days from now, after half a century in the service […]

A Classic sent in by David R. Gillie THE JUBILEE OF THE CONSTITUTION A DISCOURSE Delivered at the Request of THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, in the City of New York, on Tuesday, the 30th of April, 1839; Being the Fiftieth Anniversary of the INAUGURATION OF GEORGE WASHINGTON as PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, on […]

This article comes from the tenthamendmentcenter.com The common understanding of the famous Marbury v. Madison case is that it established the authority of the Supreme Court to determine what the Constitution says. From there, it’s held that the Court gets to determine the limitations placed on the federal government as well as the states. In […]

  Washington’s Farewell Address 1796 ~   From The Avalon Project at Yale Law School. Link good as of March 05 2015. http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/washing.asp .   Friends and Citizens: The period for a new election of a citizen to administer the executive government of the United States being not far distant, and the time actually arrived […]

“That the several states who formed that instrument, being sovereign and independent…” Kentucky Resolution of 1799 Authored by Thomas Jefferson ____________________________ . RESOLUTIONS IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY . THE representatives of the good people of this commonwealth in general assembly convened, having maturely considered the answers of sundry states in the Union, to their resolutions passed […]

  Virginia Resolution of 1798   RESOLVED, That the General Assembly of Virginia, doth unequivocably express a firm resolution to maintain and defend the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of this State, against every aggression either foreign or domestic, and that they will support the government of the United States in all […]