Aaron Dukette

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Of Django and Junipers

The following was delivered to the student body of Thomas MacLaren School in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, September 25th, 2017. It was Henry David Thoreau who once wrote that he would not want to go to heaven

It is Article V Day in America

It is Article V Day in America. 230 years ago, on September 15th, 1787, the Framers of the Constitution of this great nation were reviewing the result of their labors from the past few months of deliberations. As if b

Two Roads to Federalism

In the days of the founding, the term “federalism” meant increased centralized power to mediate the feuds between the states arising under the Confederate framework of the Articles of Confederation. Anti-fede

Of Identity and Reality

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.  –C. G. Jung The rise of transgenderism in the past couple of years has put our culture in a position of confusion

The Annotated Article V

At present, there is a great deal of misinformation from groups on the left and right jockeying to steal some attention off the coat-tails of Convention of States Project, the grassroots organization whose powerful rise

Beware the Straight-A Student

After eight years of teaching in public charter schools, I’ve held the following conversation with many young students with a peculiar inclination for “achievement:” STUDENT: “What do

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