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Ken Ivory Talks Federalism

The Federalist Coalition would like to invite members, supporters, and concerned citizens to a night with Ken Ivory, author, expert on American federalism, and the chair of Utah’s Federalism Commission. Tune in to KLRN radio at at 8pm Eastern Time to hear Representative Ivory discuss the importance of federalism in American politics and its impact on every day citizens. The Federalist Coalition exists to promote, through public discourse, social advocacy, and education, the ideals of federalism, liberty, and a […]

The Crisis of Inaction

America got its start in 1776 when a group of 56 men signed a declaration of independence from Great Britain, knowing full well that they were likely signing their own death warrants.  They risked their livelihoods, their reputations, and the lives of their families for a chance at freedom. Many of them and their fellow countrymen went to the grave during the resulting war, believing that liberty was more important than life itself. Our country faces a great many problems […]

Federalism Tops the Agenda in White House Meetings

This content was reposted with permission from the author, Utah State Representative Ken Ivory.  The original piece can be seen here.  As a reminder, the Federalist Coalition is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization seeking to encourage politicians of all political persuasions to support a return to decentralized governance.  We support any efforts and will applaud any political figure willing to support and communicate the principles of American Federalism.  This article is not an endorsement of any political party or candidate.   “Tell […]

The Declaration of Independence

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes […]

Interview with Hais, Ross, and Winograd

We have an incredibly thought provoking interview to share with readers this week.  Mike Hais, Morley Winograd, and Doug Ross are the authors of “Healing American Democracy: Going Local.”  Recognizing the ever growing political divide amongst the citizens, and the equally growing lack of faith in the federal government, Hais, Winograd, and Ross discuss revitalizing the local community as the center of governmental decision making.  All three of the authors are well versed in American politics, considering themselves as practitioners […]

The Constitution Doesn’t Care About Your Feelings, or Mine.

On May 29th 1790, Rhode Island became the last of the original thirteen colonies to ratify the Constitution.  It did so by the narrowest of margins, 34-32.  The journey that began three years earlier in Philadelphia was finally coming to an end, and a new journey, spearheaded by the United States Constitution, was just beginning. The Constitution has been the bedrock of our body politic for more than 200 years.  Since its inception however, its contents have been hotly debated […]

Interview with Judge James L Buckley

In this most recent edition of our ongoing interview series with influential political leaders, we have been given the opportunity to ask questions of one the country’s true elder statesmen, James L. Buckley.  Judge Buckley is a former senator from New York.  He also served in the Reagan administration as Undersecretary of State, and was later appointed by Ronald Reagan as a District Court of Appeals Judge for the District of Columbia.  James Buckley is a distinguished author and expert […]

Federalist Runs for City Council 

Corey Kelly, a 5th generation Needville resident has decided to run for the City Council at-large position. Mr. Kelly is the Director of Information Technology for the Needville Independent School District and says that he truly loves “his little town.” He says that he has always had the urge to give back to his community, and that he draws inspiration from his family’s history in Needville, where his third-great grandfather is buried just a mile from his home. Despite the […]

Interview With William F.B. O’Reilly of The Federalist Party of America

Interest continues to grow in the concept of federalism, what it means, where it came from, and how it can heal the country.  In this edition of our ongoing interview series with prominent political voices, we discuss federalism and the Constitution with William F.B. O’Reilly, the President Pro Tem of The Federalist Party of America (FPA).  Mr. O’Reilly is not only involved with FPA, he is a columnist at Newsday, a former board member of the American Association of Political […]

The Nunes Memo & The Deeper Issue

Six days ago the House of Representatives (HOR) Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released a memo drafted by the committee chairman, representative Devin Nunes alleging very serious indiscretions by leadership in the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). If corroborated, the contents of the memo suggest weaponization of our justice system to potentially forward a political agenda, in this case to damage then candidate Donald Trump, by obtaining a warrant to spy on his campaign aides.  […]