Is the Necessary and Proper Clause either Necessary or Proper?
I want to begin by saying that I believe the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, with the Bill of Rights included, comprise the most enlightened, ennobling, and beneficial documents ever penned by the hand of man. I also believe that the Constitution afforded the United States the greatest level of freedom and opportunity ever experienced by humanity. This freedom and opportunity | Read More »
Where Did This Debt Come From Anyhow?
Have you ever wondered where the National Debt came from? Do you wonder who started it? Do you ask yourself is the National Debt constitutional? I believe that a lack of Historical knowledge and context is a major contributing factor in our current state of political deterioration. Unless we know where we came from we cannot truly appreciate where we are and we have no | Read More »
The Ratification Debate Part Two
Picking up where I left off in my review of the ratification debate I want to address the question I raised at the end of last week’s essay, “What was the problem?” If the government as established under the Articles had so many successes how did it end up being replaced by the government as established under the Constitution? There were some perceived and actual | Read More »
The Unlimited Blessings of Limited Government
The Framers believed Natural Law not only conferred rights it also established limits to the scope of government and man-made law.
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What Is Sovereignty and Who Has It
For years this question of who is sovereign has see-sawed back and forth. Today the Progressives and their two headed government party seek to make the exaltation of the central government permanent. If this stands unchallenged America has devolved from the defused model established under the Constitution to a centralized version reminiscent of its original absolutist definition.
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