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ABORTION: LC_Factsheet_Insert09.pdf (502,5 kB)

Repeal-ObamaCare Petition from NRLC (pdf 320kb)

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ACORN:

7-23-09-ogr-acorn-report Rep Issa comm on reform.pdf (799,9 kB)

Capitol research center on Ny Acorn 102209.pdf (416,4 kB)

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ACTIVISM: [see also THE CONSTITUTION]

Eighteen Constitutional Questions to ask Candidates

American Majority materials (Pamphleteers of the American Revolution – Today’s Grassoots – Patriot 2.0 – guides tutorials presentations tools.)

Daily Liberty Checklist

Liberty Action Report ALG April 1 2011 (pdf 580kb)

Patriot’s Guide: What You Can Do for Your Country

Patriot’s Handbook

Tea Parties “Declaration of Independence” (PDF)

The Patriot’s Toolbox (263 page book) Eighty Principles for Restoring Freedom and Prosperity: TEA Party Toolbox from Heartland Institute

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This is a must read. The full 70+ page report. At minimum take a look at the portions that have been highlighted.

APPOINTEES (CZARS):

Obama_appointees_nominees_011910 Report by LC.pdf (1,5 MB)

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BOOKS / PAPERS (for others, see ALL):

Common Sense-Mag (pdf 747kb)

Conservative comebacks to liberal lies Chap3 Church and State.pdf (4,6 MB)

GLENN BECK best of fusion 2008.pdf (5,7 MB)

Grassroots 101 ConsOutp (pdf 1 MB)

Hillary Clinton – What every American should know ACU 091106.pdf (349,3 kB) hillarydossier.pdf (282,8 kB)

lieberman-somethingwrong.pdf (80,9 kB)

NATHAN TABOR-the beast on the east river excerpt.pdf (102 kB)

RNC Platform_Final080826.pdf (137,6 kB) (SINCE REVISED, FOR THE BETTER)

SARAH TAKES ON BIG OIL-BOOK EXCERPTS.pdf (754 kB)

SHADOW WAR_chap_4.pdf (90,3 kB) SHADOW WAR_chap_5.pdf (104,8 kB)

The Audacity of Deceit by Brad O’leary with cover.pdf (1,3 MB)

The Classical Virtues of Ronald Reagan

The Essential American_FreeChapter (pdf 138k)

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BUSINESS: (see also ECONOMICS, see also NEW YORK)

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB):

ny-voting-record-FROM NFIB08.pdf (193,2 kB)

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CHRISTIAN ROOTS/HISTORY: (see also THE CONSTITUTION/ WE THE PEOPLE /  AMERICAN HERITAGE)

Montesquieu & the Spirit of Laws The writer most frequently quoted by our Founders provided the architecture of our Liberty. This article explains the importance of the idea and includes an analysis of Montesquieu’s chief work.

The Principle Approach® to the English Common Law – American Founders took the principles of common law seriously resulting in the freedom of the American system. This article is a guide to the master-compiler of the principles of English common law, Blackstone, who instructed our Founders.

Law & Equity – This article introduces the Biblical, historical and practical meaning and application of law and equity to both individual self-government and national civil government.

Noah Webster, God’s Law & the United States Constitution – “The foundation of American constitutionalism was an understanding by the American people of the Gospel and Biblical law.” Noah Webster. This article surveys the history of the idea of constitutionalism from its roots in Christianity to its final expression.

Warren Burger & the Christian History of the U.S. ConstitutionThis article addresses the Christian roots of the Constitution. “The highest glory of the American Revolution, said John Quincy Adams, was that it connected, in one indissoluble bond, the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.” (The Christian History of the Constitution: Christian Self-Government, p. 372)

The Christian Roots of Our ConstitutionThis article explains that the record of America as a Christian nation resides in the documented history of her founding. The rediscovery of the Christian foundation of our country and its form of government can restore Christian leadership to America.

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CIVIL LIBERTIES: (and see LAW)

AIN’T NOBODY’S BUSINESS IF YOU DO – The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes in a Free Country By Peter McWilliams (pdf book)

J.S. Mill’s great principle was that “over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign” (1859)

Lysander Spooner on the idea that laws against “vice” (victimless crimes) are unjust (1875)

Liberty Counsel briefs: LEGAL MEMO Christmas2005

Memo_Christmas_Public     Memo_Christmas_Employment

Sir William Blackstone differentiates between “absolute rights” of individuals (natural rights which exist prior to the state) and social rights (contractural rights which evolve later) (1753)

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CONSERVATIVE STUDY:

CONSTITUTIONAL STUDY, FOUNDING & HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS: (bottom of page, and see also THE CONSTITUTION / WE THE PROPLE / AMERICAN HERITAGE)

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ECONOMICS (see also NEW YORK:

2009 HERITAGE Budget Book: Federal revenue and spending book of charts (pdf)

042909 100DaysofBailoutsandMakingaBadSituationWorse.pdf (233,5 kB)

Adam Smith on the natural ordering Tendency of Free Markets, or what he called the “Invisible Hand” (1776)

America’s Great Depression By Murray Rothbard – fee.pdf (955,6 kB)

Bastiat asks the fundamental question of political economy: what should be the size of the state? (1850)

Bentham on the proper role of government: “Be Quiet” and “Stand out of my sunshine” (1843)

CBO-090826.pdf (936,6 kB) (Congressional Budget office report Aug 2009)

Condy Raguet lays out a set of basic principles of free trade among which is the idea that governments cannot create wealth by means of legislation and that individuals are better judges of the best way to use their capital and labor than governments (1835)

Economics in one lesson from FEE (pdf 7.96 MB)

Economic Freedom Index2010_map.pdf (784 kB)

Free_Market_and_Its_Enemies_MISES.pdf (3 MB)

Jean-Baptiste Say argues that there is a world of difference between private consumption and public consumption; an increase in the latter does nothing to increase public wealth (1803)

Ludwig von Mises argues that monopolies are the direct result of government intervention and not the product of any inherent tendency within the capitalist system (1949)

Ludwig von Mises shows the inevitability of economic slumps after a period of credit expansion (1951)

Ludwig von Mises argues that sound money is an instrument for the protection of civil liberties and a means of limiting government power (1912)

Ludwig von Mises lays out five fundamental truths of monetary expansion (1949)

Montesquieu thought that commerce improves manners and cures “the most destructive prejudices” (1748)

The Index of Economic Freedom 2011

Thomas Jefferson in a letter to John Taylor condemns the system of banking as “a blot” on the constitution, as corrupt, and that long-term government debt was “swindling” future generations (1816)

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EDUCATION (also see NEW YORK):

Black and Hispanic Charter Students More Likely To Gain Admission To Selective NYC High Schools

Education Series by LF-OLL >

Effects (negative) of the Federal Role and Intervention in Education

Indoctrination of our Children in Public Schools: 4 part series by Glenn Beck on what’s going on in our schools! Must see for parents.

HistoricalRevisionismChicago.pdf (142 kB)

HISTORY CIVICS QUIZ AND EDU STATS.doc (52,5 kB)

Milton on the ease with which tyrants find their academic defenders (1651)

School Choice and State Constitutions (All) (pdf)

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR SCHOOL BOARDS

Whoever Controls the Schools Web.pdf (666,7 kB)

FIRE’s Guide to Free Speech on Campus

NYS Education data and pubs (STTPP main page)

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ELECTIONS:

Bruno Leoni argues that expressing one’s economic choice as a consumer in a free market is quite different from making a political choice by means of voting (1961)

Bruno Leoni points out that elections are seriously flawed because majority rule is incompatible with individual freedom of choice (1961) (Hence why we are not a Democracy but rather a Republic)

Gustave de Molinari argues that political parties are like “actual armies” who are trained to seize power and reward their supporters with jobs and special privileges (1904)

James Madison on the dangers of elections resulting in overbearing majorities who respect neither justice nor individual rights, Federalist 10 (1788)

Herbert Spencer takes “philosophical politicians” to task for claiming that government promotes the “public good” when in fact they are seeking “party aggrandisement” (1843)

Spencer on voting as a poor instrument for protecting our rights to life, liberty, and property (1879)

Spencer on voting in elections as a screen behind which the wirepullers turn the sovereign people into a puppet (1882)

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EMPLOYMENT / LABOR:

American_Unionism_Fallacies_and_Follies (pdf 13 MB)

PublicSectorUnionism-Working paper-by Eileen Norcross-Mercatus Center (pdf 695k)

National Right To Work Committee NRTW Nov-Dec2009 FAW Newsletter.pdf (961,7 kB)

Taylor Made: The Cost and Consequences of New York’s Public-Sector Labor Laws (pdf)

Time to Restore Voter Control: End the Government-Union Monopoly

Two Americas (2010): Public Sector Gains in Recession

Underfunded Teacher Pension Plans: It’s Worse Than You Think

NYS Unions data (STTPP main page)

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ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT: Heritage’s Energy and Environment page

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FAMILY VALUES (see also CHRISTIAN ROOTS/HISTORY):

Ecclesiastes: there is the call to plant, to love, to live, and to work and then to enjoy the fruits of all one’s labors (3rdC BC)

Lord Acton writes to Bishop Creighton that the same moral standards should be applied to all men, political and religious leaders included, especially since “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely” (1887)

Noah Webster on the resilience of common religious practices in the face of attempts by the state to radically change them (1794)

Samuel warns his people that if they desire a King they will inevitably have conscription, requisitioning of their property, and taxation (7th century BC)

St. John, private property, and the Parable of the Wolf and the Good Shepherd (2ndC AD)

Time to Defend Marriage

Voltaire argued that religious intolerance was against the law of nature and was worse than the “right of the tiger” (1763)

The Duty of Grandparents – This article describes the contributions of Grandparents in the FACE Journal, volume IX, several articles now appearing in this list of resources.

An Annotated Grandfather’s Chair – This article gives excerpts for children from Hawthorne’s delightful work of stories from history in which the chair tells the stories.

Calling to Remembrance the Unfeigned Faith & Example of Martha Custis Washington Upon Her Granddaughter, Nelly Custis – This article demonstrates how faith became a living principle in the Washington grandchild, Nelly Custis through the model and love of her grandmother.

First in War, First in Peace, First in the Heart of His Granddaughter – This article gives a view of the relationship between a grandfather George Washington and a granddaughter Nelly Curtis and its impact.

Wartime Love Letters – A testimony to the power of letters in a family heritage.

Tales of a Grandfather – Mrs. Schultz, biographer of Walter Scott, picks “a single bloom from a field of beautiful flowers” presenting James V as enlivened by the great story teller.

Tales from a Grandmother – Mrs. Schultz’ “Saturday Child” hears life-changing stories—the impact of a grandmother upon a child.

Grandparenting with Noah Webster – This article explains Noah Webster’s goal for American and how Grandparents are a key influence.

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GOVERNMENT: (see also NEW YORK)

Adam Smith on how Government Regulation and Taxes might drive a Man to Drink (1766)

Adam Smith claims that exorbitant taxes imposed without consent of the governed constitute legitimate grounds for the people to resist their rulers (1763)

Ambroise Clément draws the distinction between two different kinds of charity: true voluntary charity and coerced government “charity” which is really a tax (1852)

Bruno Leoni on the different Ways in which Needs can be satisfied, either voluntarily through the Market or coercively through the State (1963)

CAGW-Pig_Book_08.pdf (781,1 kB)

Federal Budget in Graphic Detail

George Washington warns the nation in his Farewell Address, that love of power will tend to create a real despotism in America unless proper checks and balances are maintained to limit government power (1796)

government programs-historical failure by resistnet 083109.pdf (76,7 kB)

Growth of Dependency on Government-Heritage annual study

Heartland Institute Pension reform study27578 April 2010 (pdf 265 kb)

Heritage Top Ten Charts of 2010 _ The Foundry (pdf 1 MB)

How to Roll Back the Administrative State

John C. Calhoun notes that taxation divides the community into two great antagonistic classes, those who pay the taxes and those who benefit from them (1850)

Tax Foundation Report 2010 – facts figures – States comparisons (pdf 131 kb)

The Fruit of Two Opposing Philosophies of Government (pdf 125 kb)

“The Freedom Index” Congress member ratings based on their adherence to constitutional principles. (pdf)

ALEC: The State Legislators Guide to Repealing ObamaCare (PDF)

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HEALTHCARE:

Heritage’s Healthcare (obamacare) page

HealthcareFlyer.pdf (1,9 MB) HealthcarePC.pdf (621,4 kB) healthcare_overview_obama_072909 BY LC.pdf (89 kB) Org Chart of Dem Health Plan.pdf (275,5 kB) HEALTHCARE brief062309rnc.pdf (166,7 kB)

Jefferson on how Congress misuses the inter-state commerce and general welfare clauses to promote the centralization of power (1825)

New Health Care Taxes to Slam Tri-state Area (2010)

Obamacare and the Fight to Preserve America’s Founding Principles

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HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA:

WhisteBlower Mag-Dropping the Homosexual bomb on our Military (7.9 MB)

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HOW TO:

Facebook PDF Guide and Twitter PDF Guide

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IMMIGRATION / ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION: (see also NEW YORK)

The Arizona Immigration Law: What It Does, and Why It Is Constitutional…

FAIR Summary of H.R. 4321 Comp Immigration Reform for Americas Security Prosperity JAN 2010.pdf (131,1 kB)

Amnesty and Joblessness November 2009.pdf (1,8 MB)

An Immigration Reform Agenda for the 111th Congress.pdf (1,5 MB)

Characteristics of the Illegal Alien Population.pdf (34,7 kB)

Costs to Local Taxpayers for Illegal or Guest Workers.pdf (47,9 kB)

First_100_Days Review 2009.pdf (399,5 kB)

H-2A Agricultural Guest Worker Program.pdf (195,1 kB)

House Health Care Reform Bill Will Burden American Taxpayers, Waives Welfare Reforms Waiting Period For Legal Immigrants 342d.pdf (374,8 kB)

How Illegal Immigration is Sending Schools into the Red.pdf (305,2 kB)

How the Senate Health Care Bill Impacts Immigration 120409.pdf (318,6 kB)

HR3962.pdf (360,5 kB)

Major Immigration Proposals in the 110th Congress.pdf (285,4 kB)

National data.pdf (273,8 kB)

Paving the Road to Amnesty Dec 2009.pdf (2 MB)

Side-by-Side Comparison of Immigration Reform Proposals 040507.pdf (242,8 kB)

Townhall Questions to ask_E-Verify_Health_Pass 080309.pdf (183,1 kB)

WHO REPRESENTS ILLEGALS apportion.pdf (334,4 kB)

ALIPAC-HireLegal.pdf (134,9 kB)

BorderWarReport.pdf (108,7 kB)

IMMIGRATION REPORT BY TANCREDO Subcommittee.pdf (1,2 MB)

ALIPAC-FightBack.pdf (801,4 kB)

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LAW: (see CIVIL LIBERTIES see CHRISTIAN ROOTS)

John Locke on the idea that “wherever law ends, tyranny begins” (1689)

Lysander Spooner on Jury Nullification as the “palladium of liberty” against the tyranny of government (1852)

Paine on the idea that the law is king (1776)

The_Law.pdf (342,2 kB) (Bastiat)

The Law of Nature in John Locke’s Writings – A look at the man Jefferson called “one of the three greatest men that ever lived.”

Testimony to Congress: Stop Criminalizing Law-Abiding Americans

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NATURAL LAW (see CIVIL LIBERTIES see CHRISTIAN ROOTS/HISTORY):

Natural Law and Natural Rights Series by LF-OLL

Sidney argues that a People’s liberty is a gift of nature and exists prior to any government (1683)

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NATIONAL SECURITY / WAR ON TERROR / ISLAM:

ahmadinejad-incitement.pdf (1,7 MB)

Americas200Yr WarwithIslam EbookR3.pdf (672,5 kB)

biglies-the propaganda war against israel (pdf 410 kb)

CAN MUSLIMS BE GOOD CITIZENS-THE QUESTION (pdf 48kb) iran-hizbullah-hamas.pdf (2,2 MB) IransProxyWarAgainstAmerica112707.pdf (428,5 kB) IslamicMeinKampf.pdf (251 kB)

Islamic terror timeline – history issues and news.doc (982 kB) karachikidsfactsheet.pdf (152,4 kB) LOSING BIN LADEN chapter_11 USS COLE.pdf (84 kB) NaziRootsOfJihad.pdf (189,5 kB) oppression of women in islam.pdf (4,6 MB)

Prophet of Doom (3.4 MB)

Shariah – The Threat to America (Team B Report) 09292010 (pdf 1.62 MB) STAND WITH US ISRAELI Mission2007_Packet.pdf (892,2 kB)

Stop Sharia Now – Q-A fact sheet by ACT (pdf)

The Challenges of Islamist Ideology to America’s Founding Principles The last resort Israel POLICYFOCUS84.pdf (549 kB) (Iran’s Nuclear program 2008)

The PATRIOT Act and the Constitution: Five Key Points Truth_About_Muhammad_Ch2.pdf (61,7 kB)

US Institute of Peace Conflict_Analysis_course 6-28-06 usip.org (pdf 856 kb)

What Amer needs to know about Jihad (pdf 256kb)

WHAT IF -WWIII-WWIV-ALTERNATE HISTORY Newt Gingrich (pdf 246kb)

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NEW YORK: (see also GOVERNMENT)

ALEC: Model Legislation for the State

Empire Center Data Bank: Ny facts, figures, charts…

Freedom Index – The States “NY-last again”

Illegal immigration: A State and Local problem and a Federal failure

Moreland Act Commissions (ethics)

The Constitution of New York : April 20, 1777 Constitution of NY State 1938 (Word Doc) Constitution of NY State 1938 (PDF)

NYS Constitution (current) (pdf 306 kb)

School Choice and State Constitutions (NY) (pdf)

Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index – NY (pdf)

State Budget Reform Toolkit [ALEC] pdf

Taylor Made: The Cost and Consequences of New York’s Public-Sector Labor Laws (pdf)

The State of New York declares that the people may “reassume” their delegated powers at any time they choose (1788)

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RELIGION (see FAMILY VALUES see CHRISTIAN ROOTS/HISTORY see THE CONSTITUTION/ WE THE PEOPLE /  AMERICAN HERITAGE):

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SECOND AMENDMENT:

death by gun control – genocide -jfpo.pdf (99,8 kB)

Does Civilian Ownership of Firearms Actually Do Any Good by JPFO (pdf 25 kb)

NAGR_Spring Newsletter 2010 (pdf 1.86 MB)

NYS Gun Laws (pdf)

Six Things Americans Should Know 2nd amendment.pdf (40,8 kB)

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SOCIALISM / COMMUNISM / ECT.:

American_Unionism_Fallacies_and_Follies (pdf 13 MB)

Hansen THE FIFTH COLUMN RADICAL ROADMAP.pdf (608,8 kB)

autocrats and activists – chavez castro and citgo oil.pdf (1,4 MB)

marxismUnmasked.pdf (866,9 kB)

Glenn Beck Explains Marxist Infrastructure (pdf)

Obamas Rules for Revolution – The Alinsky model by Horowitz (pdf)

world_communism_domestic_socialism by Ronald Reagan.pdf (1,5 MB)

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TEA PARTY (see ACTIVISM, see BELOW, see ALL)

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THE CONSTITUTION/ WE THE PEOPLE /  AMERICAN HERITAGE:

(see also CHRISTIAN ROOTS, see also GOVERMENT, see also FOUNDING DOCUMENTS/CONSTITUTIONAL STUDIES below)

5000_yr_leap_StudyGuide (pdf 6.6 MB)

Articles-of-Freedom. Continental Congress 12.24.2009.pdf (1,1 MB)

America’s Christian History.pdf (924,4 kB)

Attempts to Rewrite America’s Christian History-Chicago – by Gary Demar 2008 (pdf 141 kb)

Bill of rights all states and founders quotes.pdf (102,8 kB)

Benjamin Franklin: Scientist & Statesman – A character study of Benjamin Franklin that illustrates the impact of his life.

Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States, and lessons for today

case-for-americas-christian-heritage.pdf (1 MB) Christian_Life_Character_chap1-2 by AV.pdf (1,6 MB) CONSERVATIVES 10 PRINCIPALS.doc (29,5 kB)

Conservative BattleLine 2009 Jan-Dec (pdf 6 MB)

ConservativeLibertarianBib FEDERALIST SOC (pdf 516 kb)

Constitution Class 42 parts from Badnarik (pdf) constitution historical_overview.pdf (13,4 kB)

CPNYS_Newsletter Jan 2010 (pdf 1.38 MB) declaration_of_american_values By LC.pdf (64 kB) Decline of Western Civilization.doc (53 kB)

Federalist Papers -Penn State Electronic Classics Series- (pdf 1.26 MB)

How to Read the Federalist Papers (pdf)

FEDERALIST Society Conservative Libertarian study (pdf 516 kb) FEE Why Classical Liberals Care about the Rule of LAW.pdf (206,3 kB)

First Principles Essays: Leading Scholars Writing about The Founding, Progressivism, and Conservatism (Heritage)

Freedom_Philosophy_The.pdf (6,5 MB)

Keeping_a_republic_by Nancy Salvato 090809 (pdf 787 kb)

Liberty Counsel year end report 2010 (pdf 2.56 MB)

LIBERTY COUNSELchurch_bulletin_insert.pdf (523,8 kB) LIBERTY COUNSELvotersguide_wallbuilders_pg1.pdf (486,5 kB) Liberty_A_Path_to_its_Recovery.pdf (691,2 kB)

Lydia Huntley Sigourney: Fueling the Torch of Christian Liberty – Lydia Sigourney as a character model for women and the gift of writing that gave her influence.

Making_of_america_seminar_guide and video session links (pdf 7.3MB)

MIAC Report.pdf (1,7 MB)

Not Yours to Give by Davy Crockett.pdf (57,1 kB)

Patriots Toolbox from Heartland Institute (pdf)

Pilgrim History Play – An original play used in the study of the Magna Charta. Portrait of Family and Religion in America BY HERITAGE.pdf (546,2 kB) President ratings 1789-2000 by Fed-soc&WSJ.pdf (2,1 MB) recipe for an american.pdf (44,9 kB)

Renewing American Leadership – the ReAL Core Doctrine

1. The Intersection Between Enterprise & Faith (pdf)

2. The Founding Fathers’ Remarkable Legacy (pdf)

3. Founding a Republic of Virtue (pdf)

4. American Exceptionalism (pdf)

PLATFORM OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.pdf (303,5 kB)

Solutions For America-Heritage-2010 (pdf 8.59 MB)

States Take On The Federal Government, Interview: Thomas Woods, Jr. thanksgiving (A unique American Holy day) (pdf)

TheEssential American_FreeChapter (pdf 138k)

The Fruit of Two Opposing Philosophies of Government (pdf 125 kb)

The Original Thirteenth Amendment (PDF 151 KB)

The Patriots Guide Heritage Foundation (pdf 275kb)

The Rise and Fall of Constitutional Government in America – Claremont Inst.pdf (1,1 MB)

There Is No Liberty Without Religious Liberty- To Save America by Gingrich (pdf 85kb)

Thomas Jefferson – the Life Of (pdf 1.75MB)

Thomas Jefferson Autobiography by (pdf 577kb)

Thomas Jefferson on Politics & Government (pdf 150 kb)

Thomas Paine Common Sense (pdf 131 kb)

Three Cheers for Mr. Madison

Two Opposing Philosophies of Government – This chart helps you compare the American Constitutional Federal Republic (unique in the world) and the Progressive socialistic democracy philosophies.

Wallbuilders 2010 elections report (pdf 265 kb)

Caesar Is King by Who s Authority (pdf)

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UNIONS (SEE EMPLOYMENT/LABOR):

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  • Study all of our Founding Documents (from B.C.-1620 – 1776 – 1865 – Present, and every in between) here:

America’s Culture War and How to Fight It, II.: A Fresh Look at Our “Dynamic Duo”

First Principles Monographs: Short Books Providing a Concise Overview of Key Subjects

The Quotes Database: Your Searchable Source of Quotes From The Founding Until Today

Constitutional Guidance for Lawmakers: Short Essays For Members of Congress

First Principles Essays: Leading Scholars Writing about The Founding, Progressivism, and Conservatism

WATCH: We Still Hold These Truths. Everyday Americans Reclaiming Our Future

America the Delusional? Overcoming Our European Temptation America the Delusional? Overcoming Our European Temptation

Many Americans are infatuated with the European Union’s promise of cradle-to-grave welfare and post-national multilateralism. Yet the EU model is predicated on philosophical assumptions about human nature that are diametrically opposed to those that underlay the American Founding

ORDER TODAY: The Heritage Guide to the Constitution: The First-Ever Line-By-Line Examination of the Constitution

We Still Hold These Truths: Read the Book. Watch the Video. Lead a Group.

Red Tape Rising: Obama’s Torrent of New Regulation

Twenty Regulations to Eliminate

Tales of the Red Tape: The EPA is Fueling Nonsense

End Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to Build Tomorrow's Housing Finance System End Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to Build Tomorrow’s Housing Finance System

Federal Compensation: Why Government Pay Is Inflated Federal Compensation: Why Government Pay Is Inflated

Time to Restore Voter Control: End the Government-Union Monopoly

Heritage Factsheet: A Government Slowdown, Not A Shutdown

How You Can Save Us from the Massive Debt

How to Fix the Federal Budget How to Fix the Federal Budget

Confronting the Unsustainable Growth of Welfare Entitlements: Principles of Reform… and Next Steps Confronting the Unsustainable Growth of Welfare Entitlements: Principles of Reform… and Next Steps

Leading Conservatives Exchange Perspectives

How Many Trillions Must We Waste? Forty-five years and $16 trillion in welfare spending later, poverty is winning. It’s higher than in the 1970s, and we’re set to spend $10.3 trillion more in 10 years. Read More

Understanding America

Americans have always believed that this nation, founded on the idea of freedom, has a vital responsibility to the rest of the world. As George Washington first recognized, the “preservation of the sacred fire of liberty” depended on the American people. These words remain true today.

Understanding America explores how the United States’ commitment to the universal truths of human equality and the right to self-government—as proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence—requires a vigilant defense of the cause of liberty, both at home and abroad.

  • Why Must America Practice Diplomacy?
    This volume in the Understanding America series examines how the principles of liberty that define America must also guide its practice of diplomacy

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  • Why Provide for the Common Defense?The American Founders believed that the federal government should have only a few, limited powers, and that it should be concerned only with issues that affect the well-being of the entire nation. This volume of Understanding America explains the constitutional mandate for government to provide for the common defense, and highlights the Founders’ conviction that, in order to preserve peace, America must be ready for war.

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  • Why Does Religous Freedom Matter?This volume in the Understanding America series explores the Founders’ view of religious faith and freedom. It discusses how religious liberty shapes American public life and why it is critical to peace and freedom around the world.

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  • Why Does Sovereignty Matter to America?The Founding Fathers understood that, if America does not have sovereignty, it does not have independence. This volume in the Understanding America series explains the significance of sovereignty to a free and democratic society and makes clear why protecting it is critical to preserving Americans’ liberties—as well as those of every other independent people.

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  • What Is America’s Role in the World?The United States’ foreign policy exists, first and foremost, to defend the independence and interests of its people. But America also has a unique responsibility to uphold and advance the universal principles of liberty upon which it was founded. This volume in the Understanding America series provides insight into how the Founders understood foreign policy through the lens of these principles, and how the liberty that defines America cannot be separated from America’s role in the world.

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  • Why is America Exceptional?While other nations are bound by a common ethnicity, religion, or history, America’s dedication to liberty makes it unique. This volume in the Understanding America series examines the significance of the United States’ founding principles and why its continuing commitment to those principles matters to freedom everywhere.

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The Proposition

The Proposition, published quarterly by the Claremont Institute, takes its name from Abraham Lincoln’s memorable words in the Gettysburg Address: “conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

fall07prop-cover2 Inside the Fall 2007 issue:

INSIDE: 2 MOST IMPORTANT TOPICS:

1- THE ISLAMIC CHALLENGE, AND

2- BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP AND THE 14TH AMENDMENT

• Senior Fellow Edward J. Erler on Birthright Citizenship

• Distinguished Fellow William Rushner on The Islamic Challenge

• The Claremont Institute’s 2007 Publius Fellows

• Senator Fred Thompson joins the Claremont Institute in Newport Beach, California

• Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to Receive Statesmanship Award at 2007 Churchill Dinner

• Come Sail with the Claremont Institute

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Claremont Projects:
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