The Astronomical Price of America’s Undeclared Wars

August 26, 2018 Foreign Policy / Government 0

According to a study by the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs at Brown University, since 2001, America’s wars have cost $5.6 trillion. That equates to $23,000 per taxpayer. ...

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Is Early Impeachment Practice Relevant to Original Meaning?

August 26, 2018 Constitution / Government / History 0

by Michael Stokes Paulsen In my most recent several posts in this series, I set forth the nearly overwhelming case for a broad understanding of “high Crime and Misdemeanors” as ...

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It is time for a second Special Counsel

August 23, 2018 Government / Uncategorized 0

By Printus LeBlanc Something very disturbing happened on Tuesday that sent the media into a frenzy. On the same day, the Paul Manafort was found guilty on bank fraud and ...

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Originalism Encompasses Text and Structure

August 23, 2018 Constitution 1

I had the pleasure of being on panel with Pamela Karlan of Stanford Law School at the Eighth Circuit Judicial conference. There she set forth a view of the “modalities” ...

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James Madison’s Instruction: Throw a Fit!

August 23, 2018 Nullification 0

What should the average person do when the federal government oversteps its constitutional bounds? Throw a fit! That’s what James Madison recommended when he laid out a blueprint for dealing ...

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All Guns Should Be “Undetectable” to the Government

The Second Amendment’s text isn’t hard to read, and it takes all sorts of legal somersaults to get around the “shall not be infringed” part. So, it is confusing and ...

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The Limited Scope of the Full Faith and Credit Clause

August 15, 2018 Constitution / Government / History 1

Article IV, Section 1 of the Constitution requires every state to give “full faith and credit” to public acts, records and judicial proceedings of every other state. This rather obscure ...

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Government Officials Who Abuse Their Power Deserve Derision Not Respect

August 15, 2018 Constitution / Government / History 8

A lot of people say we should be respectful of politicians, even if we disagree with their actions. They say we should “respect the office.”’ That certainly isn’t how the ...

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Cicero on Justice, Law and Liberty

August 10, 2018 Uncategorized 1

Our founders consulted the writings of the ancients.  Cicero is one of them.  Here is a short bio of the scholar. <Read it Here>

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Have you read our Declaration of Independence lately?

If pressed for time, just read the all-important second paragraph. <Read the Declartion Here>

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