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Lockean Theory Was Abstract, Until the American Founding

Increasingly, the predominant political traditions of our country are engaging in a steady abandonment, or at least a downplaying, of American liberalism. No, not modern liberalism but the classical liberal theories and institutions of the founders. Specifically, I have noticed that many are setting their rhetorical sights on John Locke. John Locke was a 17th century English philosopher and is often considered the “Father of Liberalism.” Thomas Jefferson once spoke of Locke as one of the greatest men that ever […]

The Constitution is More than an Out-of-Power Buzzword

It’s become a time-honored tradition in recent American history for the out-of-power concerns to begin talking about the US Constitution, the checks and balances of our Republic, and federalism. Often, resurgent forces rally to the idea of Constitutional values and fight to take back control of the wheels of government, swearing to reaffirm the ideals of the American Republic. Such was the case when Donald Trump tweeted this in 2015: And such was the case when Bernie Sanders tweeted this […]

A New Message: VIII. On The Destiny of Liberty

This concludes a series of articles in which the author draws upon the extensive collection of the thoughts of the Founding Fathers and lets them speak to us relative to the problems we face in the United States today. The Creator endowed man with the power to perceive and to understand his world, the ability and the will to act upon it, and the liberty to choose his actions. His discernment and freedom stretches from the center of his secret […]

A Shot Across Federalism’s Bow

It would be difficult to find another piece of legislation originating in the United States House of Representatives which attempts to side-step the notions of federalism, state sovereignty, and unalienable rights more than the For the People Act of 2019. The 116th Congress began its year by introducing its first piece of major legislation on January 3rd, imperiously named the For the People Act of 2019. The Bill summary states that the proposal “addresses voter access, election integrity, election security, […]

Idaho Representative Introduces Bill to Establish Committee on Federalism

COn February 15, 2019 in the Idaho Legislature 65th Session, 2019-2020, Representative Jason Monks introduced a bill to add a Joint Committee on Federalism under Chapter 93, of Title 67 of the Code of Laws of Idaho. Positive Citizen Impact: If amended, the Joint Committee on Federalism will be responsible for evaluating and reporting on any federal law that is found to violate the principle of federalism as follows: “(2) The committee shall monitor and review federal acts, laws, and […]

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 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 […]

Be Conscious of Liberty and Justice, Not Class or Ethnicity

Free society can only exist where the markets of both goods and ideas remain open.  That is to say, individual liberty beyond a solitary existence is impossible to maintain if an economy has become overwhelmed by non-market factors or if ideas become crimes by their theoretical merit alone.  This is why class consciousness and ethnic consciousness can become the greatest threats to a free society.  If the predominant factor of life upon which individuals dwell becomes real or perceived injustices […]

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 Good, the Bad, and the Grizzly – Reflections of a Federalist Mama Bear

Editorial: Drain the Swamp? Rather, Rise of the #BossSwampMonster… By @BearingTruth President Trump presented himself in the General Election as the candidate that would govern as an outsider, even claiming that he would “Drain the DC Swamp.” Unfortunately, his renewed support of progressive[i] policies demonstrates his appetite for big federal government swamp. His claims that he will #DrainTheSwamp have become only too obviously opposite, as he #FillsTheSwamp[ii]  with Goldman-Sachs[iii] alumni; millionaires who “didn’t want the job[iv]” appointed to his cabinet; […]