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Reds and Blues Meet with Civility


This Group Got Black Lives Matter And Tea Party Leaders To Talk. Can The Rest Of Us? ‘I don’t know at what point we moved from disagreeing with the argument to hating the person, and that scared me. I decided I have to do something,’ says this Better Angels delegate. By Megan Mertz JUNE 24, 2019 In…


Two Stories About Our Debt


This Plan Proposes to Balance the Federal Budget in 6 Years –  Earlier in May, Justin Bogie (referenced in 6/24/19 HFL) wrote about “Preserving American Freedom,” a comprehensive fiscal 2020 budget proposal produced by the Republican Study Committee.  He says the proposal “would rein in Washington’s spending addiction by prioritizing core constitutional functions.” Bogie says the proposal “would balance…


The America That Was…


The America That Was—The Bad and the Good An understanding and appreciation of the underlying principles of a free society upon which the United States was originally established must be regained. Richard M. Ebeling June 14, 2019 We live in a time when an understanding and an appreciation of what a free society can or…


Electoral College vs. NPV


Thinking you just had a heart attack, would you go to your family doctor and ask her to schedule open heart surgery? What if it was just indigestion? Wouldn’t you want a surgeon who knew why you were there and then how to proceed? The same holds true with the NPV trying to remove the…


Blueprint for “Balance”


Heritage Releases its Extensive ‘Blueprint for Balance’  by Stuart MacPhail  June, 2019 During May the Heritage Foundation released its “Blueprint for Balance” that details plans offering “250 specific, actionable proposals to rein in spending, reform taxes, and right-size the federal government.” Justin Bogie, a senior policy analyst in Heritage’s Grover M. Hermann Center for the Federal Budget says “Following the…


Ignorance of American History


How Ignorance Of American History Feeds Demagogues Who Hate The Constitution Americans in 1913 showed by their votes they had forgotten the purpose of the Framers’ design for the Senate. We today, by and large, have even forgotten that generation’s forgetting. By Robert Curry JUNE 13, 2019 We have forgotten so much of what Americans once knew…


Nevada Governor Veto’s NPV


Governor Sisolak Statement on Assembly Bill 186 CARSON CITY, NV – May 30, 2019 Today, Governor Steve Sisolak issued the following statement on Assembly Bill 186, which would add Nevada to the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote. “Over the past several weeks, my office has heard from thousands of…


This Candidate Once Supported a BBA


This Presidential Candidate Once Said He Supported a BBA   by Stuart MacPhail  June, 2019 Back in 1995 when he was a US Senator, Joe Biden made an impassioned speech on the floor of the Senate asking fellow political leaders to join him in supporting an amendment to the US Constitution that would require the federal…


Our Remarkable Electoral College


by Rodney Dodsworth| April 29, 2019 The wisdom of our awkward Electoral College (EC) goes far beyond the matter of relative electoral weight between urban and rural voters. Thank the Framers for doing more than diffusing presidential votes across our vast nation. They designated electors to each of the three political branches with the purpose of each institution…


Article V’s Opposition


The far left and far right agree: The D.C. “elite” should remain in power The following was written by David Horowitz, New York Times bestselling author and founder of the David Horowitz Freedom Center. June 3, 2019 What do the John Birch Society, Eagle Forum, Common Cause and Planned Parenthood have in common? They all oppose the…


Government and Justice


French Protesters Learn Bastiat Was Right about the Law A person free from plunder is free to prosper. Tabitha Alloway  May 22, 2019 “I see my hand and scream in horror as it hadn’t completely come off, it was hanging from my wrist, with the bones completely exposed.” A young man who has taken part…


Electoral College Myths Explained


[Editor: this Feature is a collection of brief essays on the Electoral College myths by Tara Ross that have previously appeared individually in Hunt For Liberty] Electoral College Myth #1: Only swing states matter. Other states are ignored. by Tara Ross, August 30, 2016 Myth: Most states are ignored by presidential campaigns because of the Electoral College.…


Strange Bedfellows


Strange Bedfellows – Conservative Article V Opponents and the Radical Left by Rodney Dodsworth May 6, 2019 Article V is the essence of the American Revolution, the right of all peoples to amend their governing form as “shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” Conservative opposition groups curiously stand alongside those who, without Article…


Toothless Federalism


Who is Responsible for Toothless Federalism? –  by Stuart MacPhail  June, 2019 In a May 5 posting, 71Republic carried an opinion piece entitled “Give the States Some Teeth”.  The writer laments about the US “today the traditions of federalism are little more than theory.  The federal government has expanded at an extraordinary rate, affecting nearly every part of our…


Amending the Constitution


Amending the US Constitution: A Basic Guide Rob Natelson, June 7, 2019 Widespread public dissatisfaction with the federal government has sparked interest in recalibrating the system. One obvious way to recalibrate is by amending the U.S. Constitution. Historically, amendments have proven to be powerful vehicles for reform. Americans have used constitutional amendments to protect minority…


Liz Wheeler on the EC


The Electoral College is a democracy hybrid protecting us from the dangers of a pure democracy. Even though we have elements of democracy, we are a constitutional republic. Each of us has a responsibility to understand the differences if America is to continue.

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