Browsing All posts tagged under »U.S. Constitution«

6 Key Takeaways From Trump’s Big UN Speech

September 20, 2017 by


By Fred Lucas ~ In his first address to the United Nations General Assembly, President Donald Trump delivered remarks in many ways unlike those previous U.S. presidents have delivered before the world body. Along with remarks that broadly projected statesmanlike leadership, the speech was sprinkled with vintage Trump rhetoric, such as a derogatory nickname for […]

A Pox On Politicians

March 18, 2015 by


By Alan Caruba ~ Nobody likes politicians, but everybody votes for them. Perhaps the most quintessential American theme throughout its history has been the role politicians have played in creating it—we call them our Founding Fathers—and the endless role of those who have wanted to take us in the wrong direction or at least tried […]

A Supreme Court, Not Supreme Wisdom

October 13, 2014 by


By Alan Caruba ~ I am not a lawyer, but I have read the Constitution and I cannot find any indication that the Founding Fathers intended the guarantee of “equal protection of the laws” in the 14th Amendment to include same-sex marriage. The idea would have been regarded as an abomination to the men who […]

Yes, Sue Our Lawless President!

August 4, 2014 by


By Alan Caruba ~ “Today, however, President Obama has taken the concept of discretion and so distorted it, and has taken the obligation of faithful enforcement and so rejected it, that his job as chief law enforcer has become one of incompetent madness or chief lawbreaker. Time after time, in areas as disparate as civil […]

James Madison: The Indispensible Founder

June 27, 2014 by


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 […]

Why It’s A Lousy Idea To Curtail Our Freedoms By Adding Amendments

May 4, 2014 by


By Rich Tucker ~ At the beginning of the movie Lincoln, the president is focused on amending the Constitution to bar slavery. That seems unnecessary to some. After all, he’s already issued an Emancipation Proclamation. But Abraham Lincoln takes the Constitution seriously. He wants major changes enacted through the proper amendment process, not by presidential […]

It’s Time For Congress To Take Back The Power To Make Laws

April 28, 2014 by


By Rich Tucker ~ Every senator, it is said, looks in the mirror and sees a president. But many of those senators are acting as if they work for the civil service bureaucracy, instead of the other way around. The Washington Post recently reported on several senators who are trying to bolster their 2014 reelection […]

A Criminal Enterprise Called The Democratic Party

October 17, 2013 by


By Alan Caruba ~ I’ve read about this in history books. It’s what happened to the Weimar Republic in Germany when its currency collapsed and anarchy followed. The result was Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. In the wake of the Great Depression, the wheels began to come off the Weimar Republic, a liberal democracy […]

A Nation Divided, Then And Now

May 16, 2013 by


By Alan Caruba ~ It is fair to say that the nation is as divided today as it was in the decades leading up to the Civil War that came about by the decision to secede and thereby destroy the Union. The seeds of that decision were planted in the Constitution because of the compromises […]

We The People? Or, We The Slaves?

March 27, 2013 by


By Edward Cline ~ The Preamble of the Constitution reads: We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this […]

Enemies Of The Constitution

February 3, 2013 by


By Alan Caruba ~ Perhaps the stupidest idea given an airing in a recent edition of The New York Times is Prof. Louis Michael Seidman’s opinion, “Let’s Give Up on the Constitution.” According to his commentary, Prof. Seidman has “taught constitutional law for almost 40 years” and he was “ashamed” it took him that long […]

Response To Newtown: Addressing A Complex Issue

January 18, 2013 by


By Amy Payne ~ Americans of all political and philosophical convictions have grieved over the killing of innocent schoolchildren and adults in Newtown, Connecticut. In responding to this attack, we must consider with great care how to proceed to protect precious lives in a way that is consistent with our laws and traditions. “The serious […]

Would States Secede to Protect Their Citizens?

January 9, 2013 by


By Alan Caruba ~ Many, if not most, Americans are unaware that the nation is composed of separate republics with their own constitutions. They are, of course, the individual states. “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved respectively, or to the people.” […]

So Many Parties on My Ballot

November 7, 2012 by


By Alan Caruba ~ I received my official general election sample ballot and was surprised to discover that, in addition to the Democratic and Republican Parties, there were eight others. I am familiar with the Libertarian Party and the Constitution Party, even the Green Party, but some of the others were a surprise. Running for […]

How Pure Is Your Democracy?

June 19, 2012 by


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 […]

A Massive Land and Water Grab

June 13, 2012 by


By Alan Caruba ~ The tension between the states and the federal government is built into the U.S. Constitution and the Tenth Amendment stipulates that “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.” The Constitution […]

If I Were Dictator (Part 2)

June 15, 2011 by


By Marlin6 On 02-05-2008, I authored a post “Benevolent Dictators Make Good Government”. Examples are King David – Israel – (1010 BC –970 B.C.) in ancient times and General Douglas McArthur – Japan – (1945 –1947) in modern times. I started musing about what I would do if I were absolute dictator of the United […]

Any Fool Can Understand the Commerce Clause

December 16, 2010 by


By Alan Caruba I am not a lawyer. I never wanted to be a lawyer. I have some friends who are lawyers and I forgive them and occasionally have to employ them. America, at the federal, state, and local level generates so many laws that the system requires a legion of lawyers to deal with […]

Just Because You’re Paranoid

October 26, 2010 by


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 […]

A Declaration That Transcends Politics, Class And Race?

July 5, 2010 by


From The Editor At Family Security Matters (FSM) Just because this is a long post, do not let that dissuade you from reading it. This is important for all of us…..TonyfromOz. In Pennsylvania….. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was named as the “City of Brotherly Love” by its founder, William Penn (1644 – 1718). It was in Carpenter’s […]

Congress And The United Nations Are Coming For Your Guns

February 4, 2010 by


The Gun Grabbers are kicking their latest assualt against the Second Amendment up a notch. Back in May of last year, we reported on how the Inter-American Convention Against The Illicit Manufacturing Of And Trafficking In Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives And Other Related Materials was signed by President Bill Clinton but never ratified by the Senate. […]

Historic UNCONSTITUTIONAL Vote in the People’s House

November 7, 2009 by


While Congress has overstepped it’s authority on numerous occasions in the past, this one takes the cake. At the behest of Nancy “Astroturf” Pelosi, HR 3962 was barely passed by a vote of 220-215. One lone RINO, Joseph Cao, a newb and apparently not going to be incumbent for long, sided with the sell-outs. On […]

A Declaration Of War Against Liberal America

October 27, 2009 by


In yesterday’s article, we pointed out how for years liberals have led an all-out assualt against everything that is right about America, and have relentlessly attacked the very principles that this country was founded upon. And how, for the most part, average everyday conservatives have left the battle to the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, et […]

The President Might Soon Have Chinese Style Control Over The Internet

September 12, 2009 by


It’s long been the practice of the Chinese Government to block or shut down any sites it deems a threat to their national security.  Soon our government may have the power to do the same thing. Senator Jay Rockefeller has introduced a bill in the Senate giving the President the power to, “may declare a […]