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The Fourth Amendment

Restoring the Fourth Amendment’s Oath or Affirmation Clause

The Fourth Amendment’s requirements for obtaining a warrant have been subverted in practice and in legal theory. That’s the argument made in  “The Broken Fourth Amendment's Oath” paper written by ...

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Alexander Hamilton’s “Implied Powers” Wrecked the Constitution

By: Mike Maharrey During the ratification debates, supporters of the Constitution insisted that the new general government would only exercise the powers explicitly enumerated in the document. But less than three years ...

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Liberty Tyranny

Cult Idol Worship | Health and Safety

Are we not Americans? Has this land not been purchased by the blood and sweat of our forefathers and friends and left to us by former custodians and stewards of ...

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State Legislature

State Legislatures | The Constitution

Multiple references to "state assemblies" in the Constitution we call State Legislatures pose complex and important questions. The key question is whether we can have a clear answer to the ...

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We The People

Limited Federal Government | Basic Concepts of “Government”

May 5, 2021 Constitution 3

  What is limited federal government? Think NOT that you must have a law degree to understand the Constitution of the United States; or that the lawyers, law professors and ...

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Defend the Constitution

Defend The Constitution

To defend the Constitution. This essay examines the claim that that the framers – the Constitution’s drafters – staged a coup d’état by proposing a new Constitution. “The Confederation Congress adopted ...

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Despite What They Tell You: The Constitution Never Discriminated Against Women

By: Rob Natelson One way some writers try to discredit the Constitution is to assert that the document’s original meaning discriminated against women. Thus, a 2011 Time Magazine cover story claimed that “The [Constitution’s] ...

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The Real Constitutional Crisis

By: Laurence M. Vance According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a crisis (plural: crises) is: 1a: the turning point for better or worse in an acute disease or feverb: a paroxysmal attack ...

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Q&A for State legislators and citizens: The Constitution and how to settle the election

By: Rob Natelson Irregularities in the presidential election returns of six states have sparked the question “What next?” The states are Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Should their state ...

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Constitution Research Guide: How to Read an 18th Century Legal Document

By: Michael Boldin How do you get to the original, legal meaning of a word, phrase, article, clause or section of the Constitution? Following the advice of the founders – ...

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