Articles written by: Brian Vanyo

Celebrating the Declaration of Independence

Celebrating the Declaration of Independence

Although the American people had endured the infringement of their rights for many years under British rule, on July 4, 1776, they made it known to all that they would suffer injustice no more.

Redistributing Wealth: Stealing under the Guise of Law

Redistributing Wealth: Stealing under the Guise of Law

Any popular government committed to liberty must preserve the people’s property, for if it does not, then society is ruled by force, not reason.

Unsustainable, unconstitutional general welfare spending

Unsustainable, unconstitutional general welfare spending

This is why our spending is neither right, nor correct.

Federal Income Tax turns 100

Federal Income Tax turns 100

In truth, it wasn’t needed at all. Total federal tax revenue was at an all-time high in 1913.

The illegitimate federal commerce power

The illegitimate federal commerce power

Instead, the commerce power was viewed as a necessary but limited means to preserve free trade in America.

Our Bill of Rights: Limiting federal power

Our Bill of Rights: Limiting federal power

Of course, the framers of the Constitution never set out to create a government with unbounded power.

Owning our failures to change our way

Owning our failures to change our way

In fact, the Articles really didn’t create a national government; it established a “league of friendship” among the 13 sovereign states. Each state, no matter how large or small, had a single vote in Congress, and a two-thirds majority was needed to pass all laws.

The Meaning of our American Creed

The Meaning of our American Creed

In 1776, the American people were at war, fighting to preserve the common principles that bound them together in society. They were fighting to defend the fundamental truths set forth in the Declaration of Independence […]

The origin of the American creed

The origin of the American creed

In his second inaugural address, Barack Obama challenged us to live out the meaning of our creed as stated in the Declaration of Independence. But he then redefined those ideals to suit his political aims. […]

The oath of office: making it meaningful again

The oath of office: making it meaningful again

Barack Obama will soon stand before Chief Justice John Roberts to recite the presidential oath of office—with his left hand on the Bible and his right hand raised, he’ll say: I, Barack Hussein Obama, do […]

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