Introductory Essays on States’ Rights and Constitutionalism
by James J. Kilpatrick
On behalf of the State of Virginia
by William Flax
From the Conservative Debate Handbook

Why are the United States facing an economic meltdown? How did the economic “theories” of John Maynard Keynes bring the most prosperous Republic on earth to the brink of catastrophe? Was this an accident? Or part of a calculated plan to push the countries of the world into socialism?

Prepare to be very disturbed.

Doctrine of '98


The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions of 1798 & 1799
A key to restoring the principles of the American Revolution.

Hear an excellent address by Thomas E. Woods, Jr., author of
The Politically Incorrect Guide To American History

Dr. Woods refutes the Big Lie:
The Supreme Court is not the final interpreter of the Constitution.
The individual States can determine for themselves if the Constitution has been violated!

The contest is not over, the strife is not ended. It has only entered upon a new and enlarged arena. The champions of constitutional liberty must spring to the struggle, like armed men from the seminated dragon’s teeth, until the government of the United States is brought back to its constitutional limits, and the tyrant’s plea of “necessity” is bound in chains strong as adamant:

For Freedom’s battle once begun,
Bequeathed by bleeding sire to son,
Though baffled oft, is ever won.

When the war closed, who were the victors? Perhaps it is too soon to answer that question. Nevertheless, every day, as time rolls on, we look with increasing pride upon the struggle our people made for constitutional liberty. The war was one in which fundamental principles were involved; as force decides no truth, the issue is still undetermined, as has been already shown. We have laid aside our swords; we have ceased our hostility; we have conceded the physical strength of the Northern states. But the question still lives, and all nations and peoples that adopt a confederated agent of government will become champions of our cause. While contemplating the Northern states—with their federal Constitution gone, ruthlessly destroyed under the tyrant’s plea of “necessity,” their state sovereignty made a byword, and their people absorbed in an aggregated mass, no longer, as their father’s left them, protected by reserved rights against usurpation—the question naturally arises: on which side was the victory? Let the verdict of mankind decide.
 .  President Jefferson Davis  . 
Rise And Fall Of The Confederate Government, 1881
The States have submitted too long to Federal usurpations. At their grave peril, they can submit no longer. Through every device of interposition they can bring to bear—political, legislative, judicial—once more they must invoke their sovereign powers to insist that Federal encroachments be restrained. . . . This awakening of State sovereignty, met at first with mockery and ridicule, will be met next with all the hostility and force that centralists can bring to bear. If this force is to be overcome, the conservatives of this Republic—those who believe in limited government and in individual responsibility—must be prepared to risk those sacrifices which the hour demands.
 James Jackson Kilpatrick  .  The Sovereign States,  1957