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Obama’s Amnesty Plan Compared to the ‘Emancipation Proclamation’

by Diane Rufino According to Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, President Obama’s plan to excuse the illegal action of millions of immigrants not unlike Abraham Lincoln’s effort to free slaves.  At first I thought it was a joke.  And … Continue reading

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As We Recognize the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade…

by Diane Rufino January 22, 2014 On the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we take stock of how the high court has repeatedly twisted the Constitution to undermine family values and to negate the benefits of federalism. More and more … Continue reading

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How a Republic Dies

By Diane Rufino, December 30, 2013 One of my all-time favorite HBO series is ROME, starring Kevin McKidd and Ray Stevenson.  Borrowing on a theme similar to Forrest Gump, the series follows the journey of two men in Julius Caesar’s … Continue reading

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Some Facts on Nullification

by Diane Rufino The author of Practically speaking, nullification is a a fool’s errand appears to understand Nullification well enough, but doesn’t seem to know NC House leader (House Speaker Pro Tempore) Paul “Skip” Stam well at all….. He writes: “If a … Continue reading

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Two Ways of Education

by Diane Rufino December 24, 2013 At some schools, usually independent (not accepting federal dollars) and religious, students read old books, including Plato’s Republic.  In theRepublic, they read the story of Gyges’ ring that makes the wearer of it invisible.  One … Continue reading

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COMMON CORE: The NC General Assembly Holds Its First Public Meeting on Common Core

by Diane Rufino, December 22, 2013   On Tuesday, December 17th, the NC General Assembly Common Core Study Committee held its first public hearing to address Common Core. I attended, as well as other activists and Tea Party leaders all … Continue reading

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Voter Misinformation Abounds with Unanswered Questions

From the NAACP to the liberal left to Democrats to the media, rampant attacks have been launched on the Voter ID Bill in North Carolina and other areas though the courts have upheld similar laws in Georgia and South Carolina.  … Continue reading

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Keep the Feds in Check with Nullification; Not Amendments

by Diane Rufino Mark Levin, who wrote an excellent book “The Liberty Amendments” to urge states to call for an Article V Convention to propose constitutional amendments to restore the federal government back to some sort of constitutional limits, calls … Continue reading

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Where Are Today’s Sons of Liberty?

Today, we stand idly by even while the government destroys chunks of our liberties. When the 2011-2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was passed, the Obama administration added a new clause (to the original Authorization of Military Force, AUMF, which … Continue reading

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What It Means to be Sovereign

by Diane Rufino  Government in the United States includes the understanding of three terms: Self-government, sovereignty, and social compact. Sovereignty is the inherent and independent right to do all that is necessary to govern oneself.  In the United States, the … Continue reading

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Nullification: The Truths and the Fallacies

by Diane Rufino Nullification is the theory that says that actions of the federal government that are passed, imposed, or exercised in excess or abuse of the express authority granted in the Constitution are not enforceable. If there is no … Continue reading

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The George Zimmerman Verdict

by Diane Rufino I was listening to the radio last night (Monday, July 15th). It was 2 days after the George Zimmerman verdict was handed down and the talk radio host decided to devote the show to people who wanted … Continue reading

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Nullification and A Few Good Men

by Diane Rufino I am an attorney. I studied the law. I studied Constitutional Law.  Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox News Senior Analyst, was my Con Law professor and not only taught me constitutional law jurisprudence but taught me the passion … Continue reading

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Abolish the IRS: That Was the Message at the “Audit the IRS” Rally on June 19, 2013

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by Diane Rufino, June 20, 2013   www.forloveofgodandcountry.com  On Wednesday, June 19th, a protest event, termed “Audit the IRS” Rally, was held on the front lawn of the US Capitol to demand accountability for the actions of the Obama administration, in … Continue reading

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“Common Core” or “Rotten to the Core” — You Decide

Common Core is an educational curriculum being forced upon the states by the Obama administration, which is scheduled to be mostly implemented this year in the 46 states that have adopted it. Common Core eliminates local control over K-12 curriculum … Continue reading

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