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Constitutional Freedom
Federalism: The Objective and the Strategy

November 13, 2014 - 8:58am CST

Restoring the balance between state and federal power will take states standing up against federal overreach. The fight will not be won from within Washington, D.C. This is why the mission of the Liberty Foundation of America is to leverage local resources and partnerships to assert state primacy an... READ MORE

First Principles: Who Am I, And Why Am I Here?

November 3, 2014 - 8:59am CST

Just exactly who do you think you are? Your answer—your idea of what it means to be human—is part of the foundation of your world-view. How a person answers that question also tends to define his or her ideas about government. “But what is government itself,” wrote James Madison in Federalist No. ... READ MORE

Liberty Foundation Pushes Back against President Obama’s Overreach

September 2, 2014 - 9:01am CDT

In remarks posted on The White House website, on January 14, 2014, President Barack Obama stated that “we’re not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help that they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone—and I can use that pen t... READ MORE

State by State is the Right Way to Elect a President

September 2, 2014 - 9:00am CDT

Why are liberal partisans trying to change the rules for presidential elections? And why have some right-leaning legislators, even here in Oklahoma, jumped on board? Unsurprisingly, the answer to the first question goes back to Al Gore’s loss to George W. Bush. Gore received the most individual vo... READ MORE

Sparks Flying: Reflections on Party Purity and Discretionary Wisdom

June 3, 2014 - 1:00pm CDT

In America at least, political parties exist to operate as grand coalitions, bringing together diverse interests in pursuit of broadly shared goals within a republican framework of separated powers. In Europe, on the other hand, parties tend to be more pure. That’s why there are so many parties in ... READ MORE

Krauthammer Tells OCPA Audience American Hyper-Liberalism Cannot Go On and, Therefore, Will Not Go On

May 7, 2014 - 3:59pm CDT

The people of the United States remain engaged in a timely and important debate about the size and scope of government—and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Charles Krauthammer is optimistic that advocates for liberty and limited government will prevail. Speaking April 2 at the OCPA Citizenship Dinn... READ MORE

Religious Liberty ‘Has Everything to Do with the Limits of the State’

March 12, 2014 - 1:11pm CDT

Earlier this year, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear a consolidated case against the Obamacare abortifacient mandate, including the challenge brought by the David Green family, the owners and operators of Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby. The Greens—Christians who oppose abortion—claim ... READ MORE

OCPA Research Fellow Spotlights Our Nation’s Founding Debate

January 13, 2014 - 1:11pm CST

The scene is a familiar one. You’ve seen it portrayed in paintings and pictures in history books and on television. It is the summer of 1787. America’s Founding Fathers are gathered in Philadelphia to repair the deficiencies of the Articles of Confederation. Instead of repairing the Articles of Conf... READ MORE

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