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The Supreme Court Was Wrong About Taxes

By: Rob Natelson   Along with some good decisions, Supreme Court justices made some mistakes in the term just ended. One mistake involved taxes—and it is likely to bedevil the court ...

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Power From the People: The Revolutionary Roots of the 10th Amendment

By: Michael Boldin     Thomas Jefferson called the 10th Amendment the “foundation of the Constitution,” and for good reason too. It enshrines many of the radical principles that sparked the ...

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Deciphering the Commander-in-Chief Clause

By: TJ Martinell   The Constitution designates the president as the commander in chief of the “Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, ...

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The Real Enforcement Mechanism for the Constitution

By: Michael Boldin   Almost everything people learn about how the Constitution is supposed to be enforced is wrong. As a result, we live under the largest government in history, and ...

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The Meaning of “Regulate Commerce” to the Constitution’s Ratifiers

By: Rob Natelson, Published on: Feb 7, 2024 Constitutional Background The constitutional justification for much of the federal regulatory and administrative apparatus rests on either of two very wide interpretations of ...

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Beyond the Text: Understanding the Constitution’s Original Meaning

By: Mike Maharrey How do we learn the original meaning of the Constitution? A lot of people will say, “Just read it.” That’s an essential first step, but it’s not quite ...

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A Republic. But They Didn’t Keep it

By: Michael Boldin A Republic, if you can keep it. We’ve all heard this phrase – it’s almost legendary. People have used it in campaigns, slogans, as a book title, in ...

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Convention of States: “Guidelines” for Writing Amendments to the Constitution

August 22, 2023 Constitution 0

by Joe Wolverton, II, J.D In one of its latest blog posts, Convention of States (COS) is once again proving it has no understanding of the Constitution or the principles upon which ...

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The Preamble is the Least Important Part of the Constitution

August 17, 2023 Constitution / Preamble 0

By: Mike Maharrey Most people are familiar with the Constitution’s preamble. A lot of people were required to memorize it in school. But while the preamble is arguably the best-known part ...

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Constituting Unity

August 12, 2023 Constitution 0

by Yuval Levin We live in an age of animosity. Americans are polarized, and often bitterly divided. And the institutions of our public life seem only to exacerbate our discord. ...

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