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By Kathleen Ernst

"This is a e-book with nice which means for these folks who grew up on farms, and a booklet to be shared with kids desirous to comprehend extra approximately pioneer life." --Jerry Apps, writer of "Old Farm: A History" and "Whispers and Shadows: A Naturalist's Memoir"

"A Settler's Year" presents an extraordinary glimpse into the lives of early immigrants to the higher Midwest. Evocative images taken at previous global Wisconsin, the country's greatest outdoors museum of rural lifestyles, lushly illustrate tales woven through historian, novelist, and poet Kathleen Ernst and compelling firsthand bills left by way of the settlers themselves.

In this gorgeous ebook, readers will realize the demanding situations and triumphs present in the seasonal rhythms of rural existence within the 19th and early 20th centuries. As they flip the pages--traveling from sprawling farm to tidy crossroads village, and from cramped and smoky cabins to gracious, well-furnished homes--they'll adventure the back-straining chores, loved folks traditions, annual celebrations, and indomitable spirit that comprised pioneer life.

At its center "A Settler's Year" is set humans dreaming of, looking for, and growing new houses in a brand new land. This relocating booklet transports us again to the pioneer period and conjures up us to discover the tales came across on our circle of relatives timber.

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The purpose of this book is to tell the unhappy story of liberty lost, federalism trampled, and Big Government run amok. The United States Constitution established the framework for a federal government holding only specific, enumerated powers. Yet the federal government has actually involved itself or threatened to do so in a vast array of human behavior, nowhere even hinted at in the Constitution. Today the federal government intrudes itself into the blood alcohol level of automobile drivers, the legal drinking age for alcohol, the amount of wheat a farmer can grown for his own use, the ability of a terminally ill cancer patient to grow medical marijuana for personal use, the amount of sugar manufacturers can use in ketchup, rebuilding private homes after hurricanes, regulating steroids in athletes’ blood, regulating the size of toilets in private homes, preventing states from enhancing the freedom of their citizens to join publicly funded groups, using the concept of federalism when it suits the Congress but rejecting it when Congress disagrees, saving banks from the thieves who robbed them, regulating state court systems, and forcing states to increase penalties for state crimes.

Indeed, because of the power of the federal purse strings, states have been coerced into sacrificing some of their sovereign powers. Congress now influences state government to a far greater extent than the Founders ever imagined. EIGHTEEN POWERS In establishing our system of separate powers, checks and balances, and federalism, the Founders limited Congress—and thus the will of the Positivists—to eighteen specific, enumerated, and delegated powers. Those three words are important. Specific means something that is definite or explicitly set forth.

Under Natural Law, if Congress made it unlawful to speak out against abortion, or if a state governor issued a decree that ordered Christians and Jews to cease worshiping, judges would surely invalidate those acts even if there were no First Amendment protecting freedom of speech and religion because the right to speak and worship as we wish comes from our humanity, not from the government or from the First Amendment. Because of that, judges can enforce those rights—regardless of the misguided will of Congress or a state governor.

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