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How the Founders Responded to a Debt and Mortgage Crisis

December 3, 2008 - 4:48pm CST

The year 2008 is not the first time our country has faced a debt and mortgage crisis with profound consequences for our freedom—our economic freedom, our political freedom, and even our national freedom. In 1786, a severe debt and mortgage crisis threatened to bring down the fragile structure of re... READ MORE

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Change We Can Believe In

October 5, 2008 - 4:49pm CDT

Recently, Oklahoma City University law professor Andrew Spiropoulos announced the launch of an OCPA-backed effort to study Oklahoma's ultra-populist constitution (see page 4). The intention is, "after long and careful study," to present possible reforms to state voters. This is an issue that mi... READ MORE

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Reforming Oklahoma's Constitution

October 1, 2008 - 4:50pm CDT

[This article is adapted from a talk given by Professor Spiropoulos at OCPA on August 28.] Like most people, particularly those with children, I am constantly surprised by how quickly time passes. For example, I find it hard to believe that this is my 18th year teaching law in Oklahoma and that for... READ MORE

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Uncommon Sense, and Meese the Scholar

August 6, 2008 - 2:58pm CDT

It's been awhile, but I used to be Ed Meese's editor. Meese contributed to two books I compiled in Washington D.C. Additionally, he was a featured speaker at two judicial reform conferences Paul Weyrich's Free Congress Foundation hosted, giving speeches later published as part of proceed... READ MORE

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Fulfilling a Constitutional Mandate

August 3, 2008 - 4:52pm CDT

On March 13, 2008, the Oklahoma House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly for House Joint Resolution No. 1089. By the wide margin of 92 to 3, the House resolved that "all compulsory federal legislation which directs states to comply under the threat of civil or criminal penalties or sanctions or... READ MORE

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Freedom: The History of an Idea

August 1, 2008 - 4:54pm CDT

We live in a moment that is as critical for freedom as the American Revolution, the American Civil War, or the days following Pearl Harbor. In each of those moments, America moved the cause of freedom forward. In the Revolution, we declared our independence from the greatest empire of the day, fough... READ MORE

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