Restoring America – Master Table of Contents

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The basic writings for Restoring America One County at a Time are done. In response to requests, below is the Master Index to the web text version. The free online videos should be complete and uploaded soon as well. The book and DVD versions are coming soon as well. For the main book, we have […]

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Raw Milk “Freedom Ride” — Resisting FDA tyranny

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Recently, the fight for food freedom and local food control took the offensive in a public act of civil disobedience (see the video below). A brave group of “Raw Milk Freedom Riders” purchased raw milk, “illegally” caravanned it across state lines (interstate commerce), and distributed it in a “raw milk and cookies” rally—right on the […]

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A great start: Sheriffs joining to resist federal tyranny

This hour long video is worth every second. This a great start to recovering localism. The model should be emulated and expanded upon in every county.  

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State’s Rights: How to get freedom bac

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If we are to discuss how to restore freedom in regard to State’s rights, we have to make some acknowledgments and qualifications up front. Nevertheless, there is work we can do and which needs to be done. Remember that this project focuses mainly on things average individuals can do to restore freedom in this country. […]

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Washington and the loss of freedom

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While little discussed in today’s textbooks, Washington held a virtually identical view of government as Hamilton—he was just less outspoken and more elegant about it. Some historians have considered Washington a mere front for Hamilton’s agenda—the public executive counterpart to Marshall’s later judicial back-door. But Washington often expressed views about “strong and energetic” government to […]

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State’s Rights: how freedom was lost (in part)

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4.2 How it was lost We have already covered how decentralization in principle was lost already with the Constitutional settlement. It is not my intention to rehash that same material for the loss of State Rights—though much of it is relevant. But we need to know more of the story, and we need to know […]

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States’ Rights: How they were once free

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Restoring America One County at a Time Chapter 4: State’s Rights 4.1 Freedom and State’s Rights: How it used to be The last chapter dealt with the primary issue of decentralizing government. The goal is to decentralize as much as possible, ultimately leaving individuals as free as possible and dealing only with local units of […]

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Local Sovereignty: How to get it back

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Restoring America One County at a Time Chapter 3: “County Rights” 3.3 How to Restore Freedom We have seen now how America was originally settled with nearly all governmental sovereignty vested at the local level. This was the legacy of Christian culture, and the better part of it. Early Americans did not have to worry […]

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Local Sovereignty: How freedom was lost

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Restoring America One County at a Time Chapter 3: “County Rights” 3.2 How freedom was lost We have now covered the “county rights” principle which is close to an ideal free society (much closer than what we have today, certainly), and we have also seen how America enjoyed this high level of freedom in her […]

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County Rights: the ideal of freedom in government

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Restoring America One County at a Time Chapter 3: “County Rights” 3.1 Local government in a free America The basic premise of localism, of this project to Restore America One County at a Time—and therefore, the basic premise of what I casually call “County Rights”—is that civil government power should be a decentralized as possible. […]

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Social Security: 78 cents on the dollar?

Imagine if your private investment company came out publicly with a change in their prospectus: “Dear grateful investors, due to economic conditions we are forced to reduce all accounts by 22% across the board, even our most conservative investments. Anyone investing with is now hereby entitled to only 78% of everything we contracted before. They […]

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Freedom in Welfare: how to get it back

Restoring America One County at a Time Chapter 2: Welfare 2.3 Freedom: How to Get it Back We have to end our personal dependence on the Welfare State: Social Security is a problem, but it doesn’t have to be a trap. This means we need to learn and plan for our own financial futures, privately, […]

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Freedom in Welfare: how it was lost

Restoring America One County at a Time Chapter 2: Welfare 2.2 How Freedom was Lost in America We have seen how matters of human welfare in a free society should only stem from the legal institution of the family and private insurance arrangements. And we have seen, now, how that’s the way it used to […]

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Welfare in a free society: The way it used to be

Restoring America One County at a Time Chapter 2: Welfare 2.1 Welfare in a Free America Having grown up in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, most of us have a narrow mental window through which to view the subject of human welfare and insurance. It is almost impossible for us to imagine a world in […]

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Freedom in education: how to get it back

The final part on education in the “County rights” Project: Restoring America: One County at a Time Chapter 1: Education 1.3 How to Get It Back When we talk about restoring freedom, we have to be careful not to be too romantic about the past. It is one thing to survey how things used to […]

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Freedom in education: how it was lost

More from my “county rights” project: part two of three on education. After this, we’ll talk about how to take back the freedom. Restoring America: One County at a Time Chapter 1: Education 1.2 How Freedom Was Lost In the last article, I discussed how free, purely private education was the American way, and it […]

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Refuting the “horse and buggy” myth

In the comments to my article, “Restoring America, One County at a Time: Introduction,” someone repeated one of those old worn-out yet persistent myths about decentralized government: “States Rights or county rights were one thing during the era of the horse and buggy and no technology to speak of.” The implication is, of course, that […]

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Freedom in education, and how America once had it

Here is an excerpt from my “County Rights” Project, Restoring America One County at a Time. This is part one of three pertaining to education. It will be released also in video soon. Social security is next in three parts: the text is already done and video will soon follow. Restoring America: One County at […]

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