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First Principles: Congress Should Stick To Its Enumerated Powers

“If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions.” 21 more words

First Principles
  • “The government of the United States is a definite government, confined to specified objects. It is not like the state governments, whose powers are more general.” ~James Madison
James Madison

First Principles: The Federal Government Has Definitive Roles

“The government of the United States is a definite government, confined to specified objects. It is not like the state governments whose powers are more general.” 67 more words

First Principles

Sovereign to Supine

The Founders named our nation “the United States of America”. To answer the question of “Why Are There States in America?” we first should know what the meaning of the word “state” is in this context. 4,040 more words

Midnight Mariachi Music

So a little more than a week ago, I moved into my first house. It feels weird calling it that– for one, it’s technically half of a duplex; and for two, I don’t own it, I’m just renting. 972 more words

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Is it Time for Divorce?

Is it Time for Divorce?- “How Deep is the Divide?”

by Bill Lockwood

With all of the political rancor boiling out of the Left against President Donald Trump, perhaps it is time to ask the question if the time has come for American states to consider an amicable divorce? 809 more words

Bill Lockwood