Two Letters That Can Change A Country’s Mindset

Kelvey Vander Hart: We need to regain our perspective of the individual states of America.

Happy Constitution Day!

John Hendrickson: Federalism is a cornerstone of American constitutionalism and it also is a major part of the nation’s constitutional and political history.

Federalism and the Future of Constitutional Government

John Hendrickson: To restore traditional federalism, states, as well as the people, will have to repent of progressivism and return to the principles of the Constitution.

A Republic, If You Can Keep It: A Defense of the Electoral College

John Hendrickson: The Electoral College is fundamental to our constitutional system of limited government, federalism, equal representation, and separation of powers. 

Seccession Is Not The Answer

To heal a divided nation we need to practice civility, encourage federalism, and recognize that politics won’t restore our culture, only the Gospel can.

Five Early American Political & Legal Theorists on Federalism

Read what early American political/legal theorists James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Joseph Story, & John Marshall said about federalism.

What Is Federalism?

The Utah Legislature’s Commission on Federalism in connection with Utah Valley University recently created a free course called “Principles of Federalism.”

Sessions Should Abandon Obama’s Fake Federalism on Marijuana

Adam Graham: President Obama’s unilateral act to suspend marijuana enforcement was fake federalism that usurped the power of the legislative branch.

The Design of Providence

John Jay in The Federalist #2: “The country and this people seem to have been made for each other, and it appears as if it was the design of Providence.”

Federalism and the Need for Moral Clarity

Graham: When facing a movement that’s trying to trample on the conscience of Americans with no regards for any state’s rights, federalism’s not the answer.

What is Ben Carson’s Strategy to Defend Life?

Dr. Ben Carson in his just-released book makes a “let states decide” argument concerning abortion raising doubts on what federal policy he would support.

Cruz, Fiorina and Santorum Answer: What is Practical Federalism?

In New Hampshire Ted Cruz (R-TX), Carly Fiorina, and Rick Santorum (R-PA) define “practical federalism” at an event hosted by American Principles Project.

Study: Common Core Violates Law, Unlikely to Improve Academic Achievement

A new Pioneer Institute research paper finds that the Common Core Standards that violate three federal laws are unlikely to improve student achievement.

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 5-2-15

Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers talk to Ken Ivory, president of the American Lands Council and Mark McDougal, executive director of Ruth Harbor.

Practical Federalism Forum in Des Moines on May 16th

Following a successful New Hampshire conference, American Principles Project is moving on to Iowa to host its 2nd “Practical Federalism Forum” on May 16th.

Convention of the States Resolution Passes Iowa House

The Iowa House of Representatives passed HJR 8 on a 54-43 vote calling for a convention of the states in order to limit the power of the federal government.