“Citizens” or “Subjects”?

“Citizens” or “Subjects”?

“PRESENT-DAY JUDICIAL MONARCHS” by Montgomery Blair Sibley, ©2016, blogging at Amo Probos (Apr. 20, 2016) — It was a hot July in Philadelphia when the Second Continental Congress took up a “humble petition” to King George III. This was not the well-known Declaration of Independence, for the year was 1775, not 1776. The Peoples of […]

Do We Love Ourselves More Than Our Country?

Do We Love Ourselves More Than Our Country?

“SINISTER AND PERNICIOUS MOTIVES” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 22, 2015) — On July 2, 1776, a group of 56 men meeting in Philadelphia in the colony of Pennsylvania declared the 13 British colonies, founded on the principle of religious liberty, independent of the British Crown. All who were present at the Philadelphia convention knew that […]

The Power of the Grand Jury Can be Ours Once Again

WHAT OUR FOUNDERS GAVE US, HOW WE LOST IT, AND WHAT CAN BE DONE by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 13, 2011) — The Bill of Rights, which includes the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, was adopted by the Framers largely due to fear that the new  federal Constitution would allow the central government to […]

State Sovereignty

AN HISTORICAL ANALYSIS OF THE STATES AS INDEPENDENT REPUBLICS by John Sutherland, ©2010 (Aug. 9, 2010) — America started out as thirteen unfunded yet chartered British colonies, went along for many years in a relatively benign condition of neglect by Britain, developed their own methods of survival, and managed to thrive and prosper in the […]