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September 14, 2017

Hamilton, the separation of powers, and Constitution Day 2017

Sunday marks the 230th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States. Pacific Legal Foundation celebrates Constitution Day this year with a column about a Founding Father and signer of the Constitution who now stars in the Broadway hit musical, Hamilton. We also use the opportunity to remind our federal legislators about the ...

January 25, 2011

Did the Founders support a national health care mandate?

Author: Joshua Thompson While I was looking through my Facebook account last night, I stumbled upon a post from a law school friend of mine that suggested that the Founders supported a health care mandate.  His post revolved around a law passed (and signed by President John Adams) in 1798, titled, "An Act for the ...