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it is imperative to the long-term survival of our Republic that we vigorously guard our Constitution for we the people have regrettably become complacent over the past many decades maybe even a century we have not acted properly as designed as the forth some may say fifth branch of government and the other three branches

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In all free states, the Constitution is fixed. A lot of people believe that the Constitution means what the supreme court tells us it means, until it changes its mind, of course. This is really the basis of what’s known as “living constitutionalism.” That is, the political climate determines what the constitution means, and that

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Did you know North Carolina and Rhode Island were both independent countries for a short while even after the Constitution was ratified? Article 7 established the requirements for putting the new Constitution into effect. “The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the States so

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How do you determine if something is constitutional? James Madison gave us a 2-step process. Writing in his famous Report of 1800, James Madison argued that the Alien and Sedition Acts clearly violated the Constitution. Why, because they failed a basic two-question test First, Madison said “whenever a question arises concerning the constitutionality of a

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When it comes down to it, opinions are just opinions. Constitutionally, war and peace aren’t the president’s decision. The founding generation went out of their way to ensure this kind of unilateral decision-making would never happen. Under the constitution, the power to make decisions about whether to go to war or not is delegated to

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The “general welfare” clause does not give the federal government the power to do anything it wants. Where do the feds get the power to run things like healthcare, or education, or a retirement system? A lot of people will say, “Why the general welfare clause gives it to them, of course.” But if the

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Did you know there is a difference between immigration and naturalization under the Constitution? Most people assume that the federal government has complete control over immigration. This is partly due to the fact that they confuse immigration and naturalization. In fact, they are two very distinct things. The Constitution delegates to the federal government the

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A lot of people believe the Preamble to the Constitution gives the federal government the power to do just about anything. And a lot of people are wrong. If you learned anything about the Constitution in school, you learned the preamble. In fact, you may have even memorized it. Many people quote it to supposedly

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