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Poll: Throw ‘Em Out!

October 11, 2013

A recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll of “adults” (the least accurate type of polling sample aside from “people I know”) found that 57% of Americans would throw out their member of Congress if they could. Lucky for Americans, they can!  Every two years, we get to toss out the entire House and 1/3 of the [...]

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Secession Advocates Get Their Response From DC

January 13, 2013

I hope that all those secession petitions sent to the White House are merely symbolic, and that the people involved don’t think seriously about it.  If so, they are just as bad as the statists who want to ignore the constitutional process for their own ends.  In a re-airing of a 150-year-old settled argument, the [...]

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Sessions’ Debt Ceiling Solution: Pass a Budget!

January 8, 2013

In a startling move, Republican Senator Jeff Sessions suggested that the people ought to know how their trillions of dollars are being spent if we are to raise the nation’s credit card limit.  So, on the 1,350th day without a budget being passed by the Senate, Sessions suggested that Reid pass a budget, then talks [...]

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Trillion Dollar Coins. Seriously?

January 6, 2013

New York Democrat Representative Jerry Nadler and others are supporting the idea of the Treasury minting a trillion dollar platinum coin a few times and merely depositing them at the Federal Reserve so as to avoid a debate over the fiscal cliff.  What could go wrong! How did a rule mostly used for the creation [...]

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Ron Paul Says Goodbye

November 15, 2012

Texas Congressman Ron Paul is retiring from the House.  Yesterday he gave what amounted to a farewell address in Congress.  Here’s a video of the full speech. I admire Ron Paul’s fidelity to the Constitution and respect the preponderance of his voting record.  His limited government, libertarian philosophy is often so consistent, for instance, that [...]

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Happy 225th Constitution!

September 17, 2012

It was 225 years ago today September 17, 1787, that the Constitution was ready to be delivered to the states for ratification.  Our Constitution is the most brilliant and unique governing document ever written.  It is a document designed to create a limited government with checks and balances, enumerated powers, and a federal structure which [...]

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The Insidious Redefining of Judicial Activism

April 3, 2012

Barack Obama lashed out at the supreme court yesterday (based on what some speculate is a leak from his former Solicitor General, Elena Kagan, that the court has found some or all of the bill unconstitutional), stating that the overturning of ObamaCare would be an act of judicial activism.  Now, either Obama does not understand judicial activism, or [...]

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Liberals Don’t Understand the Constitution

February 1, 2011

We often talk about how liberals don’t believe in the Constitution, and don’t adhere to its principles.  Most Conservatives know that from observation.  Yet it is becoming clearer and clearer that, not only do Liberals not believe in the Constitution, they don’t even know what it says.  Back during the ObamaCare debate, Rep. John Conyers [...]

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It’s only Symbolism, But It Still Seems So Right

January 6, 2011

The GOP Congress plans to read the text of the Constitution aloud today on the floor of the House of Representatives.  Not much more than symbolism, but what symbolism it is, and boy, does it feel right.  Sad, though, that such an event is news.

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Gun Rights Preserved at Local Level

June 28, 2010

Today, the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment also applies to state and local guns laws.  The 5-4 decision in McDonald v. Chicago reiterated that you have the right to own a gun for use in protection of your home and/or property.  This decision was not intended to limit any bans on felons or [...]

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WARNING: Constitution May Be Offensive to Children

June 8, 2010

Consider this outrage that’s going viral all of a sudden:  Wilder Publications has a disclaimer on their copy of the Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Articles of Confederation.  It reads: This book is product of its time and does not reflect the same values as if it were written today.  Parents might wish to discuss [...]

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Hare on the Constitution

April 2, 2010

John Adams once said that we should have “a government of laws and not of men.”  Also, remember that “Justice” is represented by a statue of a blindfolded chick in a toga holding scales.  So, if justice sees no race, no wealth, no privilege and our system is one tied together by deliberated laws and [...]

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An Article V Convention

March 24, 2010

Article V of the United States Constitution discusses the concept of amending the Constitution.  Most people are familiar with the traditional way of amending the Constitution – 2/3 of each house of Congress proposes amendments, which then have to be ratified by the state legislatures or by conventions in 3/4 of the states.  But there [...]

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Slaughtering the Constitution

March 15, 2010

The Democrats released a 2,300 page “shell” bill from the budget committee yesterday.  The bill is actually one of the House versions of ObamaCare that had come out of the Education and Labor as well as the Ways and Means committee last year.  It wasn’t the final bill used for passage by the house, but [...]

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And They Shall Assemble

February 26, 2010

I was doing some research that involved looking up something in the U.S. Constitution, and came across this section, which struck me: The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year, and such Meeting shall be on the first Monday in December, unless they shall by Law appoint a different Day. Oh, if only [...]

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The Federalism Amendments

October 22, 2009

It is no secret that Congress has been overstepping its congressional authority for the better part of the last century.  The liberal philosophy has been such that Congress can essentially do anything according to the constitution.  Indeed, when asked recently what authority Congress had to mandate individuals to have health insurance, House Majority Leader Steny [...]

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The Unconstitutionality of ObamaCare

September 29, 2009

According to a recent New York Slimes Piece, several states across the nation are passing laws and resolutions outlawing the proposed government mandate requiring all citizens to have health insurance.  The Slimes piece, of course, takes a swipe at the efforts as mostly symbolic and posing little chance of success, but in reality, these laws [...]

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A Comment on the “Birthers”

July 28, 2009

They have a name now:  “the birthers,” those who believe that Barack Hussein Obama was not born an American citizen and according to Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution of the United States, should be immediately disqualified from serving as President, and potentially rescinding all of his actions while in office.  They claim that [...]

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An Enemy Combatant by Any Other Name

March 13, 2009

President Obama is officially abandoning the use of the term “enemy combatant” to describe enemy combatants in the War on Terror.  The announcement will make liberals who read nothing but headlines ecstatic.  They view the enemy combatant designation as nothing more than President Bush’s pretext to deny foreign terrorists with whom we are at war [...]

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Democrats Ignore Constitution in D.C. Voting Rights Bill

February 20, 2009

The D.C. Voting Rights Bill is a perfect example of why Democrats should never be taken seriously when they accuse other people of violating the Constitution. Article One, Section 2 of the Constitution clearly states: The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States [...]

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Redistribution Defense: Blame Fox News

October 28, 2008

When the Obama audio from 2001 was released yesterday, in which he argued that there was a need for “redistributive change” in America, and that we needed to “break free” from the negative constraints of the Constitution, the McCain team seized on it and is now making it an issue.  It is a good issue [...]

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Obama, Redistribution, and “Breaking Free” of the Constitution

October 27, 2008

A damning interview with Barack Obama from 2001 surfaced on YouTube last night, which expands on and gives us a further glimpse into Barack Obama’s real views on economic redistribution.  In it, Obama, calls the Warren Court, one of the most liberal courts in history and responsible for many of the decisions that trashed the [...]

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Ireland Says No to Latest EU Treaty

June 15, 2008

In a stunning defeat for proponents of the latest take on a future European Union Treaty, Irish voters rejected the Lisbon Treaty in a referendum Thursday, which has sent shockwaves throughout the continent and may derail this latest effort at union. While other nations have ratified this treaty, Ireland was the only country thus far that has [...]

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