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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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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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Proposing a Federailsm Amendment By Threatening a Constitutional Convention

April 23, 2009

Randy Barnett, a Constitutional Law Professor at Georgetown, had an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal that proposed a Federalism amendment to the Constitution, which would, among other things, repeal the 16th amendment (providing for the income tax) and require congress to preform only such functions that are enumerated in the Constitution.   Understanding that [...]

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Filibustering Appointees is Wrong, No Matter Which Party You Belong To

April 1, 2009

Republicans are sending signals that they may attempt to filibuster two Obama appointments, one for a court of appeals and one for a position in the Department of Justice.  Some make the case that the Democrats introduced the filibuster procedure into appointment cases, and that Republicans should respond in-kind.  I disagree with that sentiment and [...]

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And To The Republic

February 23, 2009

It is worthwhile to sometimes step back and reflect on our system of government, what it means, and how unique it is in the history of civilization.  Conventional wisdom states that we are a democracy.  First, there is the misconception that we are a Democracy (rather than a Representative Constitutional Republic).  This video redefines the [...]

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Joe Biden: Patriotic Duty = Pay More Taxes

September 18, 2008

Like any lefty joe Biden believes paying more taxes is the patriotic duty of wealthier Americans!  Of course they have such selfish government-centered worldview which views the quality of citizenship from the top-down, but rarely do they ever say it so clearly.  Maybe O’Biden is really trying to get Obama to replace him sometime in October with [...]

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