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It’s Our Constitution — Not Kavanaugh

September 12, 2018 Constitution / Government 0

One of the best statements of how the Framers saw the role of the federal government is found in Federalist Paper 45, written by James Madison, who is known as ...

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Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase

September 7, 2018 Constitution / Government / History 0

When we discuss the evolution of presidential power in early American history, it is sometimes alleged that the Louisiana Purchase was a particularly unconstitutional act and an example of presidential ...

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No! Enforcing Unconstitutional Acts Will Not “Save the System”

September 7, 2018 Constitution / Government / Liberty 0

Apparently, a lot of people want the feds to enforce unconstitutional laws because refusing to do so will “break the system.” Recently, we released a report showing the Trump administration ...

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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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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 0

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 0

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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Citizens Do Not Agree that the Supreme Court Is Too Conservative

July 20, 2018 Government / SCOTUS 0

Both journalists and academics argue that the current Supreme Court is one of the most right wing courts in our history. Some even predict that Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination may cause ...

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