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Treaties Don’t Trump the Constitution, Cannabis Edition: Good Morning Liberty

By: Michael Boldin Here’s something that should be obvious – the federal government isn’t authorized to implement treaties that override the limitations on their power under the constitution.

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Donald Trump signs executive order promoting free speech on college campus

Here are the Constitutional uses of Executive Orders: To enforce Constitutional laws passed by congressTo NOT enforce unconstitutional laws passed by congressGeneral Housekeeping in the Executive BranchExecutive orders are to ...

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San Diego Has Been Turned Into a Massive Chinese-Style Public Surveillance Network

By: jprivate Can you imagine a city in the United States secretly creating a Chinese-style public surveillance network that can identify everyone? Can you imagine that same city secretly creating ...

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Alabama Committee Passes Bill to End Common Core

By: Mike Maharrey MONTGOMERY, Ala. (March 21, 2019) – Yesterday, an Alabama Senate Committee unanimously passed a bill that would end Common Core in the state. Sen. Del Marsh (R-Anniston) ...

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Giving Federalism the Middle Finger

By: Suzanne Sherman The impulse to turn everything into a federal case – even something a personal as an obscene finger gesture – flips the middle finger at the political ...

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The Incorporation Doctrine and the Bill of Rights

by Michael Maharrey In my last Constitution 101 post, I established that the Bill of Rights was not originally intended to apply to the states. But lawyers and other supporters ...

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Mark Pulliam and the Old Originalism

by Mike Rappaport Mark Pulliam, who is a frequent contributor to our site, has written a new essay at American Greatness, entitled “The Pernicious Notion of ‘Unenumerated Rights,’” that attacks ...

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National Emergency? Which One?

By: Mike Maharrey So, is there a national emergency or no? The president says yes. Congress says no. Here’s the dirty little secret – no matter how things turn out ...

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Is a Presidential “State of Emergency” Constitutional?

By: KrisAnne Hall My inbox is being inundated with the question de jure: “If President Trump declares a ‘State of Emergency’ to build the wall on the border of Mexico, ...

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Bipartisan Attacks on the Second Amendment

by Ron Paul The House of Representatives recently passed legislation that would expand the national background check system to require almost everyone selling firearms, including private collectors who supplement their ...

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