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Documents of Freedom

• Magna Carta (1215)

Declaration of Independence (1776)
Articles of Confederation (1781)
Constitution of the United States (1787, pdf)
Northwest Ordinance (1787)
Kentucky Resolution (1798)
Ohio Resolution against the Bank of the United States (1819)
Ohio Constitution (1851, pdf)
Ohio State Sovereignty Resolution (SCR 13, 2009)

Confederate States Ordinances of Secession (1860-1861)
South Carolina Declaration of the Causes of Secession (1860)

• George Washington's Farewell Address (1796), warning against foreign entanglements.
• Dwight D. Eisenhower's Farewell Address (1961), warning against the military-industrial complex.

Introduction to Liberty and the U.S. Constitution
A five-part video series featuring an interview with Harold Thomas and Jason Rink. Each is a YouTube video approximately 10 minutes long:

Part 1: Ohio State Sovereignty - An Introduction
Part 2: Federalism
Part 3: The Constitution and the Courts
Part 4A: Nullification
Part 4B: Secession


Ohio Statewide News Sites
Citizen-USA Ohio: State News
Ohio News Network - Politics

Ohio Political Blogs
BlogNet News-Ohio
Glass City Jungle
• Just Blowing Smoke
Keeler Political Report
One Oar in the Water
Pho's Akron Pages
State of Ohio Blogger Alliance
taxman blog
The Boring Made Dull
• Whalertly
Writes Like She Talks

Ohio Liberty Links
Ohio Freedom Alliance (home)
Ohio Freedom Alliance Forum
Ohio Liberty Council
Honest Money
Ohio Free State (state sovereignty)
Ohio Tea Parties (click on the Ohio map for details).

1851 Center for Constitutional Law
Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions
The Liberty Voice

Ohio Libertarian Blogs

Ohio Culture
Films made or set in Ohio
Ohioana Library 
Visual Ohio. Beautiful photographs of events in Ohio.

Ohio Economy
Consumer Products made in Ohio (Ohio Department of Development, 2005)
Fortune 1000 Companies in Ohio (Ohio Department of Development, 2008)

Ohio History
Ohio Historical Society

Nullification and Secession
 The Buckeye Copperhead
Let a Thousand Nations Bloom

Poli-Tea, promoting third-party and independent opposition to the two-party state.
Rebellion (League of the South blog)
Secession, Nullification, and Interposition News and Info
Third Palmetto Republic (South Carolina)

• “The Right of Secession in the Confederate Form of Government” (.pdf file). Frederick Grimke (1791-1863) was a Judge in the Ohio Supreme Court who retired from the bench to write A Consideration of the Nature of Free Institutions. This is a chapter from the second edition of his book, published in Cincinnati in 1856.

•  Would you like to know why we should not call a Constitutional Convention? Here is one reason, the "Constitution for the Newstates of America" written by Rexford P. Tugwell in 1974.

Court Decisions
Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137 (1803), established the U.S. Supreme Court's role to determine the Constitutionality of acts of the federal government.Texas v. White, 74 U.S. 700 (1868), U.S. Supreme Court decision that is frequently used by opponents of secession to argue that secession is unconstitutional.

McCulloch v. Maryland, 17 U.S. 316 (1819), established the U.S. Supreme Court's power to invalidate any state actions that interfere with the Constitution.

Osborn v. Bank of the United States, 9 Wheat. (22 U.S.) 738 (1824). The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Ohio could not tax the Bank of the United States, because it was an agency of the federal government. Here is the background story, including a nullification resolution by the Ohio General Assembly.
Texas v. White, 74 U.S. 700 (1868). This is the U.S. Supreme Court case that anti-secessionists use to prove that the " The Constitution, in all its provisions, looks to an indestructible Union composed of indestructible States." However, it ignores the circumstances surrounding the formation of the Union. The decision also provides a way for a state to leave the union -- by consent of the other states, presumably by the three-fourths majority required for a Constitutional Amendment (on p. 727 of the decision).

Chancely v. Bailey and Cleveland, 37 Georgia Reports 532 [page 350 of the link] (Georgia Supreme Court,1868). The dissenting opinion of Judge Harris is a Reconstruction-era acknowledgment that the Constitution could not have been adopted on the basis of federal control over the states.

Kohlhaas v. State I, sp-6072, 147 P3d 714, (Alaska Supreme Court 2006) and Kohlhaas v. State II, sp-6450, 223 P3d 105 223 P3d 105, (Alaska Supreme Court, 2010) held that no referendum on a question involving secession can be held in that state, regardless of how the petition is framed.

State Sovereignty/Tenth Amendment Sites

John Birch Society Tenth Amendment Movement
Middlebury Institute (secessionist think tank)
• Oath Keepers (law enforcement officers dedicated to defending the Constitution)
Secession University
Seditionist and Sovereignty Movements in the USA (listing)
Tenth Amendment Center
Wisconsin Republic

Libertarianism, Austrian Economics, and the Liberty Movement
9-12 Project
Campaign for Liberty
The Daily Paul This might more accurately be called a "conservative" site, but it contains a great deal of information that will be interesting to members of the liberty movement.

Local Currencies

E. F. Schumacher Society
Main Street Cash

Philosophical Sites

 • - The promoters of this site are college students who wish to provide a place where contrasting ideas are presented to help readers discover the truth on many subjects. The site includes such diverse categories as Politics (to which The Ohio Republic is linked), Environment, 2012 theories; and "Interesting/Controversial", which includes, among other things, the Unabomber Manifesto (a document surprisingly well worth reading).