The Bell Foundry

Rediscovering and recovering lost and endangered American liberties by studying our Founders' ideas, contemporaries, and etymology – because our united States "…are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States…"

A case for a compact theory of the Union

The compact theory of the Union is the idea that the existing states or colonies of America created a central, federal government by compact (agreement), and as such, the several states are … Continue reading

December 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

PA man pays his $7000 school taxes in one dollar bills to make a statement

A Pennsylvania man brought over $7000 – in one dollar bills – this past August to his town municipal center to pay the school portion of his property taxes.  He … Continue reading

November 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tom Woods: Ron Paul Right on Secession; Thought Controllers Wrong

Tom Woods recorded this great rebuttal in 2012 aimed at the ‘thought police’ who refuse to allow even the suggestion of secession as a valid political solution.  Tom argues that … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ron Paul attacked for his interpretation of the General Welfare Clause

I happened on this article  by a Paul O’Rourke today – he slams Ron Paul for statements he made in a TV interview where he questioned congressional spending powers.  Because … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

The General Welfare Clause – a grant of unlimited power to the Federal Government?

The General Welfare Clause is a section of the Taxing and Spending Clause, which is the first clause in Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution.   The Taxing … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · 2 Comments