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Convention of States -No, the Necessary and Proper Clause Does NOT Empower Congress to Control an Amendments Convention

A great post by one of the leading Article V convention experts

No, the Necessary and Proper Clause Does NOT Empower Congress to Control an Amendments Convention… 1,032 more words

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It Goes Without Saying…: A Christian Look at the Ninth Amendment

“The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”

Hold your impulse to load up Google for a moment and try to guess what you just read. 743 more words


Let The Ground Shift

Based on the article: Founding Fathers, Founding Villains by William Hogeland.

“To many conservatives, it’s axiomatic that there are no unenumerated powers, but many unenumerated restraints” 465 more words


Necessary and Proper Clause

“To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing power, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof.” Article 1, Section 8, Clause 18, US Constitution… 533 more words

Unconstitutional Constitution Day: A Federal Holiday that James Madison Would Reject

On September 16, I received an e-mail from James Madison’s Montpelier titled “What Does Constitution Day Mean to You?”  The message encouraged me to attend either of a couple upcoming events sponsored or hosted by the National Trust at the fourth president’s home, including a speech at the National Archives by a famous Yale professor and an on-site pageant featuring James and Dolley impersonators. 720 more words

Essays And Reviews

June 24, 2013 United States Supreme Court opinions

Vance v Ball State Uuniversity

Vance sued for face discrimination arguing her harasser was a supervisor. The district court ruled the alleged harasser did not have authority to hire, fire or otherwise make tangible employment decisions against Vance and granted judgment to Ball State. 1,559 more words

Our Adaptable Constitution

The advent of the Tea Party brought forth a broad interest in strict constructionism, the brand of constitutional interpretation propagated by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison’s Democratic-Republican adherents. 864 more words