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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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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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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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Divine Right Of Obama

by KrisAnne Hall, JD In the finest tradition of tyrannical Kings from whom the people wrestled liberty throughout history, President Obama has declared ultimate executive power. On Monday, October 24, 2011 ...

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The Emergency Is Outcome-Based Constitutionalism

by Greg Weiner Two points about the National Emergencies Act, on which President Trump would presumably rely to declare an emergency for purposes of building a border wall without Congressional ...

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The Constitutionality of A Presidential State of Emergency By KrisAnne Hall, JD

January 9, 2019 Constitution / POTUS 0

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, is that Constitutional?”  ...

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Federal Debt Has Grown By $1.9 Trillion Since Trump Took Office

December 19, 2018 Bureaucracy / Legislature / POTUS 0

Despite being controlled by “fiscally responsible” Republicans, the federal government just keeps right on spending. In fact, the federal debt has grown by $1.9 trillion since Donald Trump took office. ...

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Judge Andrew Napolitano: Have we forgotten that only Congress can declare war?

December 13, 2018 Constitution / Legislature / POTUS 0

Today's topic: presidential war-making powers. A popular way to begin the first day of class in constitutional law in many American law schools is to ask the students what sets ...

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN and the NATURAL LAW TRADITION

This essay by professor Herman Belz covers some of Abraham Lincoln's thoughts on Natural Law. <Read it Here>

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The Propriety of Presidential Impeachments, Past and Present

July 19, 2018 Constitution / History / POTUS 0

Yesterday, as part of my series of posts about taking seriously the constitutional power of impeachment, I reviewed briefly what I have said in the past about impeachment of federal ...

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