Browsing All Posts filed under »Constitutional Authority«

Exploring ‘A More Or Less Perfect Union’

February 13, 2020 by

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By Walter E. Williams ~ The three-part documentary TV series “A More or Less Perfect Union,” produced by Free to Choose Network, will air on various PBS stations across the nation this month. The documentary is a personal exploration of the U.S. Constitution by Justice Douglas Ginsburg, who served on the U.S. Court of Appeals […]

Why The Supreme Court Got It Right On Gerrymandering

June 28, 2019 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky ~ In a much-awaited decision, the Supreme Court held on Thursday in a 5-4 decision that partisan gerrymandering is a political question beyond the reach of the federal courts. This should come as no surprise, since it’s the same conclusion the court reached the last time this issue was before it […]

The ‘Real’ Miracle In Philadelphia, 1787

November 13, 2017 by

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By Frank Hill ~ A young person said this recently: “The Founders were all white privileged men” To which the answer was: “Yes. And your point is?” “They wrote the Constitution to protect their interests. It was stacked for rich white men from the beginning.” Which is also mostly true at the time. “Do you […]

Without This Woman, American Might Not Have A Bill Of Rights

May 31, 2017 by

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By Sen. Mike Lee ~ You didn’t log on to the internet or switch on cable television in 1788 Boston to obtain breaking news of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. You hiked to the nearest tavern or coffeehouse to pick up a copy of the latest newspaper to learn what—in those days of rudimentary communication—passed […]

A Broken Reid Retires + More – Daily Digest

March 27, 2015 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “If men … give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the great end of society, would absolutely vacate such renunciation; the right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of Man to alienate this gift, and voluntarily become […]

‘No Religion Is Responsible for Terrorism’ + More – Daily Digest

February 19, 2015 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “I have long been settled in my own opinion that neither philosophy, nor religion, nor morality, nor wisdom, nor interest, will ever govern nations or parties, against their vanity, their pride, their resentment, or revenge, or their avarice, or ambition. Nothing but force and power and strength can restrain them.” […]

James Madison: The Indispensible Founder

June 27, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ “I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents. … If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the […]

Where Are Obama and Holder During a Pending Blood Bath In Nevada?

April 12, 2014 by

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By Dave Gaubatz ~    A few weeks ago I wrote an article about the potential of a civil war in America. While in Iraq it was very easy to see that a civil war was going to happen.  It did. Hundreds of thousands have died in Iraq during the past 10 years.  The signs […]

A Gun In Your Hand Is Still The Best Protection

September 19, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Here’s an excerpt from Steven Goddard’s excellent blog, Real Science: “Navy Issues Security Clearances To Delusional Paranoiacs With Multiple Gun Arrests“ Posted on September 17, 2013 The DC shooter had two gun arrests, including one where he fired a bullet into his neighbor’s apartment and didn’t even bother to check on her. […]

What Just Happened to the Rule of Law?

June 29, 2012 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Following the Obamacare decision, The Heartland Institute’s Maureen Martin, a Senior Fellow for Legal Affairs, said, “Today’s decision will go down in infamy. It marks the moment when we all lost our freedom because the Supreme Court drew a road map to guide those dedicated to imposing a totalitarian, statist government […]

Obama’s Unilateral Immigration Policy + More

June 20, 2012 by

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The Foundation “A fondness for power is implanted, in most men, and it is natural to abuse it, when acquired.” –Alexander Hamilton Editorial Exegesis “On the subject of [Obama’s] decision [Friday] to unilaterally enact sweeping changes to U.S. immigration policy on nothing but his own say-so, we would like to introduce Barack Obama to Barack […]

How Pure Is Your Democracy?

June 19, 2012 by

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By Julia Shaw ~ How would you rewrite the Constitution? The Daily Show writer Kevin Bleyer did that for his latest book Me the People, and he invited readers of Slate to do likewise. Several proposals are straight out of an Occupy Wall Street drum circle: the money-is-not-speech amendment, the corporations-are-not-people amendment. Other proposals include […]

Barack Has a DREAM + More

June 18, 2012 by

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The Foundation “The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create whatever the form of government, a real despotism.” –George Washington Government “With his announcement that he will, in effect, unilaterally enact a key feature of long-debated immigration reform, President Obama is doing something he […]

The Biggest Cover-up in American History

April 30, 2012 by

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By Amil Imani ~ In our previous article, “Exonerating President Obama”, we noted that the only Supreme Court precedent for the meaning of the term “natural born Citizen” in Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution appears to be the Judge Harlan dissent in the United States v. Wong Kim Ark case.  In collaboration with […]

Our Forgotten Founder

January 24, 2011 by

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By Salena Zito Harrisburg, Pa. A statesman, Harry Truman once remarked, “is a dead politician.” True, perhaps, for some — but not for one of Pennsylvania’s political figures. “William Penn, isn’t he the Quaker Oats guy?” asked Chris Sulpizio, 32, a native of suburban Philadelphia. Sulpizio also not-so-fondly remembered that “the curse of Billy Penn” […]

Mr. Boehner, et al., Honor Your Oath!

January 6, 2011 by

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By Mark Alexander “If congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions.” –James Madison The new Speaker of the House, John Boehner, took charge of a […]

Just Because You’re Paranoid

October 26, 2010 by

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By Alan Caruba “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean someone isn’t watching you,” goes the adage and in America where there’s a television camera just about everywhere, as well as folks with phones that can record live action and transmit the video, it’s probably more true today than ever. My paranoia tends to focus on […]

Obamas “Recovery” Policies Deepen Recession + More

September 24, 2010 by

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The Patriot Post Digest The Foundation “A good government implies two things; first, fidelity to the objects of the government; secondly, a knowledge of the means, by which those objects can be best attained.” –Joseph Story Government & Politics The Recession Is Over? In case you missed the news, the recession is over. As of […]

The EPA Must Be Stopped!

August 13, 2010 by

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By Alan Caruba On August 12, the Environmental Protection Agency sent out a press release, “EPA Proposes Rules on Clean Air Act Permitting for Greenhouse Gas Emissions”. It is a frontal attack on the U.S. economy that is currently in the throes of a decline that has not been seen since the Great Depression. If […]

Things to Consider

August 12, 2010 by

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I really like the first one. Let’s push for it! Call or email your Congress Person.   –Al Every Bill Should State Its Constitutional Authority, Republican Congressman Says (CNSNews.com) – A Republican congressman says all bills introduced in Congress should include a statement setting forth the specific constitutional authority under which a law is being enacted. […]