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    A Gathering of Minds – Food For Thought


    A Gathering of Minds – Food For Thought by Michael Murphy | Jan 14, 2017 | Conservatism, Michael Murphy, opinion, Our Team, Politics, Politics Feature, U.S. Politics, z Home Feature Mid Right Blog Wednesday evening, I had the pleasure of gathering in a large room filled with people who share an important love – the Tenth Amendment. The annual 10th Amendment dinner is held during the opening week of Kansas’ legislative session. This fifth year saw more people and sponsors than eve

    The Case For Enumerated Powers


    The Case For Enumerated Powers by Michael Murphy | Dec 19, 2016 Our founding fathers were not stupid men, nor did they wake up one day and decide Great Britain was causing problems and decided to revolt. The idea of liberty was not something that one day popped into Thomas Jefferson’s head. No, it began when God created man. In the Garden, we were truly free. Free from rulers and free from sin. God did not rule man- He told man what He wanted, but He let man make his own decisions. God’

    Regulated, Then and Now by Michael Murphy | Oct 15, 2016 |


    “A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined … ” – George Washington, First Annual Address to both Houses of Congress, January 8, 1790 © 2009 Joye~, Flickr | CC-BY Anyone who is more than 30 years old understands the meanings of words change along with society…we see slang words come and go…but normal everyday words change in time. Let’s take the word “regulated.” For those of us who live in today’s regulated world, we well know its meaning…bureaucrats at t

    The Last Best Hope by Michael Murphy - Oct 13, 2016


    I was among the first 18-year-olds to be able to cast a vote in 1972 in the Nixon/McGovern election. The war in Vietnam was, of course, a huge issue, but in that day Presidents still stayed pretty well within the bounds of the Constitution, and Congress had not emasculated itself. I recall when the Watergate scandal hit; the general consensus was that everyone did it.  Nixon’s problem was he got caught and then denied it. We were all a little cynical about politicians, even then, but I do

    Lives, Fortunes and Sacred Honor


    (Michael Murphy wrote this last July 4th as an article on his website Madison CPC. http://www.madisonscpc.com/. It is just such wonderful piece I wanted to share it. It is good to be reminded throughout the year of our heritage and not something we pull out of mothballs once a year.) Lives, Fortunes and Sacred Honor by Michael Murphy | Jul 4, 2018 It was not one event. It was not even a series of events or edicts that sparked a Revolution. Men and women have longed for freedom as long as t

    The Enumerated Powers of Government – Part 1


    The Enumerated Powers of Government – Part 1 by Michael Murphy | Apr 21, 2016 | Conservatism, Michael Murphy, Politics I enjoy researching and writing about current events, interesting, and entertaining things that happen daily. However, as much as I enjoy those topics, I find researching our founders and the constitution not only fascinating but necessary. Education has been so lacking in the past 40+ years that there are many things regarding the Constitution people do not know. Th

    The Enumerated Powers of Government – Part 2


    The Enumerated Powers of Government – Part 2 by Michael Murphy | Apr 23, 2016 | Conservatism, Michael Murphy, Politics In part 1 of this series, I addressed Article I of the Constitution and compared some instances of what the enumerated powers of the legislature are and how they have been exceeded.  Today we take a look at Article II, and how things have changed over the years. Progressives always say the Constitution should be fluid, and able to change with the times. The framer

    The Enumerated Powers of Government – Part 3


    The Enumerated Powers of Government – Part 3 by Michael Murphy | Apr 24, 2016 | Conservatism, Michael Murphy, Politics In the first two parts of the series I looked at Articles I & II of the constitution’s enumerated powers.  If you missed one of these, please check it out here and here.   We looked at several instances of violations of the limits of power by both the legislature and the executive branches. This article will address the role of the Supreme Court.  Article III,

    The Enumerated Powers of Government – The Conclusion


    The Enumerated Powers of Government – The Conclusion by Michael Murphy | Apr 26, 2016 | Conservatism, Michael Murphy, Politics The government we have today is not the government outlined in our Constitution; whether we think that is a good thing or a bad thing, does not matter. It is not the government given to us by those who pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred honor. Today, we need to ask ourselves several questions: Should we do anything about it? If not, why not? If so, w

    The Utopian Goal of Equality – Part 2


    The Utopian Goal of Equality – Part 2 by Michael Murphy | Mar 30, 2016 | Conservatism, Michael Murphy, Politics This is the second part of a look at the goals of communism.  To anyone with their eyes open, it is clear there is nothing Utopian about the Marxist theory. In the graphic below titled “20th Century Death from Information is Beautiful,” we can see communism killed 94 million people in the 20th century.  This does not include the 28 million killed by fascism in the same century.

    The Utopian Goal of Equality – Part One


    The Utopian Goal of Equality – Part One  by Michael Murphy Michael Murphy has written a thorough and informative two part series on "The Utopian Goal of Equality" that is a must read.  Enjoy Part one. In this first of two articles on the subject we will look at the history of the Communist idea of a Utopia, an equality based society designed to deliver equal results to all.  Many of today’s school children are no longer taught the failures of Socialism and Communism, in fact many of them

    Constitution Day, September 17th


    Constitution Day, September 17th by Michael Murphy | Sep 12, 2016 | Conservatism, Michael Murphy, New Articles, opinion, Our Team, Politics Madison’s CPC and the constitution are inseparable, thus the remembrance of this upcoming day is special to each of us. We, of course, take our very name from James Madison, the author of the constitution. CPC, Constitutional Protection Corporation, of course, defines our mission. From our website: Madison’s Constitution Protection Corp. bega

We Are Social Media

We Are Social Media (Or, Is Social Media Us?) By Brian W. Peterson June 5, 2017 The question is, does social media reflect America or has it shaped America? Perhaps the question lacks an answer, but terse, cutting remarks are the norm these days. It’s hip – allegedly....
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America’s First Valentine’s Day Letter

    On February 14, 1779, the first recorded Valentine's Day letter in America was given by, then, British Lieutenant Colonel John Simcoe to Sarah “Sally” Townsend. Here is the first of three verses..."Fairest Maid, where all Is fair, Beauty’s pride and...
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Learn the past to Understand the future

By Bill Boillot, 12/20/2016 Would you really like to learn more about the history and vision of the Founding Fathers and the documents they created but didn’t know where to turn?  Does knowing how your government is supposed to operate matter? Do you want to be...
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