Articles of Confederation

Ratifying the U.S. Constitution

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The Writing and Ratification of the U.S. Constitution

This next edition of Liberty Law Talk is a discussion with John Vile about his new book, The Writing and Ratification of the U.S. Constitution: Practical Virtue in Action. Our discussion, chronologically and philosophically, retraces the dramatic story of

The Origin of the Power to Lay and Collect Taxes and Its Limits

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How did the following clause of the Constitution–Article I, Section 8, clause 1— come into being?  “The Congress shall have the power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the