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South Carolina Senate Bill Would Create Foundation to Review and Reject Unconstitutional Federal Acts

By: TJ Martinell COLUMBIA. S.C. (Jan. 30, 2019) – A bill filed in the South Carolina Senate would create a joint legislative committee to evaluate the constitutionality of federal laws, ...

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James Madison Won the Shutdown

by Greg Weiner Don’t look now, but even as the punditry complains of peak dysfunction, the Constitutional machinery may actually be creaking back to life. The shutdown imbroglio was Woodrow ...

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Spend, Spend, Spend: Feds Up Borrowing Projections for Jan-March Quarter

January 30, 2019 Bureaucracy / Constitution / Debt / Deficit / Spending 0

By: Mike Maharrey You might think the partial government shutdown at least saved Uncle Sam a little bit of money. But nope. In fact, the U.S. Treasury Department has upped ...

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Most People Treat the Constitution Like it’s Only a Suggestion

By: Mike Maharrey The Constitution is really just a series of suggestions. At least that’s how most American treat it. The concept of a “Living Breathing Constitution” is the biggest ...

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Founding Principles: Only Congress Can Make Law

January 29, 2019 Constitution / Legislature 0

By: Jim Lewis The very first sentence in the Constitution after the Preamble unambiguously tells us only Congress has the power to make laws. Not the president. Not the courts. ...

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The Electoral College is still right for America

By: Rob Natelson Criticisms of the Electoral College are regularly repeated in Democratic-controlled state legislatures. Those criticisms derive largely from ignorance as to why the Founders adopted the system they did. ...

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Attorney General Nominee Barr Admits Nullification Works

By: Mike Maharrey Thirty-three states have effectively nullified federal marijuana laws. U.S. Attorney General nominee William Barr said so during his confirmation hearing when he called the current system “back door ...

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The Inalienable Right To Life

by KrisAnne Hall, JD It seems to be growing increasingly popular to use the 10th Amendment to justify carte blanche legislative authority within the States. Even some Presidential candidates have ...

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Federal Census- Overly Intrusive, Absolutely Unconstitutional

January 25, 2019 Bureaucracy / Constitution 0

by KrisAnne Hall, JD There have been many questions about the legitimacy of the extremely intrusive questions on the current and most recent government census.  I have recently been instructed ...

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Parchment Barriers and the Determinateness of Constitutional Text

January 25, 2019 Constitution 0

by Mike Rappaport Recently, Jonathan Gienapp, a Stanford historian, has published what is likely to be a widely read book on constitutional interpretation. Second Creation: Fixing the Constitution’s Meaning in the ...

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