Outpost of Freedom

Library

 

The Outpost of Freedom Library is composed of books which may be of interest to the Constitutionalist. These books will come from my collection, and will be scanned and recognized, then posted to these pages.

A very comprehensive explanation from the failure of the Article of Confederation through the ratification of the Constitution

"History of the Origin, Formation, and Adoption of the Constitution of the United States; with Notices of its Principal Framers" by George Ticknor Curtis  (1854) - Volume 1

Kindle (PRC) Version

 "History of the Origin, Formation, and Adoption of the Constitution of the United States; with Notices of its Principal Framers" by George Ticknor Curtis  (1854) - Volume 2

Kindle (PRC) Version

The Debates - Notes by James Madison

"The Journal of the Debates in the Convention Which Framed The Constitution of the United States May-September, 1787" As Recorded by James Madison,  Edited by Gaillard Hunt (1858) - Volume I

Kindle (PRC) Version

 "The Journal of the Debates in the Convention Which Framed The Constitution of the United States May-September, 1787" As Recorded by James Madison,  Edited by Gaillard Hunt (1858) - Volume II

Kindle (PRC) Version

 "Proofs of a Conspiracy - the Illuminati" - John Robison, 1798. An interesting explanation, well document, of the Illuminati, its role in the French Revolution, and its demise. Unfortunately, many have taken the title, without the content, to come to their conclusions.

Kindle (PRC) Version

  Spirit Lake Massacre, by Thomas Teakle -  The Spirit Lake Massacre took place 1857. Some Indians had signed a treaty, however, they were not the ones that carried the massacre. It was such activity by the Indians (this is not an isolated event) that led the White man to perceive them as savage. That perception had existed for nearly 200 years, and it was quite understandable at the time. For us to judge those actions by today's standards warrant a revised history, as our contemporary history may be judge by those two centuries in the future as unacceptable. That is the nature of Revisionism, and it has no place in truth, not in fully and correctly understanding events of the past. 

PDF version   Spirit Lake Massacre

Kindle version   Spirit Lake Massacre

"Elements of Government" was written by Alex. L. Peterman, "late principal and professor of civil government in the Normal School of the Kentucky State College, and member of the Kentucky State Senate. This book is included in the Library because it can give us an enormous amount of insight into the function of government, as it was in 1891, the year that the book was published. I we can understand what changes have occurred in government in the past 110 years, perhaps we can begin to perceive more what government was like 110 years before this book was published.

PDF version Elements of Civil Government (1891)

Have you ever wondered what it was like back in the the days of the Framers of the Constitution, with no policemen walking, armed, around the streets of the nation? How do you think that the framers would have reacted to such a presence? "Are Cops Constitutional?" is a 2001 Seton Hall Law Review article that discusses not only the unconstitutionality, but the ineffectiveness and to rampant growth of police in America. 

In 1904, an Essay was submitted to the Law Academy of Pennsylvania. The Essay was award the prize, and the author was asked to expound upon the subject matter. Once the revision was completed, it took the form of "An Essay on the Grand Jury in America."

In 1852, Lysander Spooner wrote an "Essay on Trial By Jury". The Essay gives insight into how the Founding Fathers perceived the right to a trial by a jury of "peers". Interestingly, the Essay demonstrates the purpose of Trial by Jury to be one of the six (Legislative, Executive, House of Representatives, Senate, Judicial, and, Trial) safeguards of our Liberties, and why it is absolutely necessary for the Trial to be included as a part of that process -- so as to assure us that the government can not become tyrannical or despotic.

The file is a .PDF.

"Plantation Reminiscences", by Page Thacker (probably a woman named Letitia M. Burwell), 1878. This is a story of plantation life and social conditions, just over a decade after the Civil War.
PDF version --- Kindle version

 

A Plan of Discipline
Compiled for the USE of the
Militia
of the
County of Norfolk

A PDF of an 1760 publication

Foxfire Series

has been voluntarily removed. We have been informed that it is a copyright violation.

Provoca is a study titled, "Thoughts on a Neglected Category of Social Movement Participant: The Agent Provocateur and the Informant", by Gary T. Marx Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Center for Criminal Justice. It provides some insight into the techniques of infiltration of social/political movements, during the sixties and seventies. As you read, understand that these practices have been continually developing for forty years.

provoca.pdf

Simple Sabotage Field Manual, prepared by Wm. J. Donovan, OSS - 1944 

The Lieber Code

Select Documents of English Constitutional History EDITED BY George Burton Adams

 

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