Understanding the U.S. Constitution WHAT WOULD AMERICA BE LIKE IF EVERYONE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THE U.S. CONSTITUTION? Some years ago, I was watching a presidential debate on TV and the three leading candidates each contradicted each other regarding a point in our U.S. Constitution. No one seemed to notice the discrepancy, including the moderator and [...]
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Pledge of Allegiance – Explained The below link gives a video of Red Skelton delivering and explaining the words to the Pledge of Allegiance. This is from The Red Skelton Show on CBS January 14, 1969. Red tells us that one of his teachers in school explained the Pledge of Allegiance this way so the [...]
End the Fed? In his book, End the Fed, Ron Paul argues that the Federal Reserve system, not money, is the root of all evil. He argues that the Fed causes all sorts of trouble, from wars to depressions to economic bubbles. This is in line with what Thomas Jefferson said about paper money leading [...]
Health Insurance and the Constitution’s Commerce Clause House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a press release on September 16, 2009 in which she stated opponents to health care reform continue to spread myths about such reform, including the “nonsensical claim that the federal government has no constitutionally valid role in reforming our health care system…” She [...]
Starbucks and the “Open Carry” of weapons…You decide The Second Amendment is in the news this week, with “Open Carry” proponents appearing in various public establishments openly carrying firearms, while opponents of open (or concealed) carry of weapons in such places decry these actions and try to bring pressure to bear on businesses to disallow [...]
The Government has your baby’s DNA. Constitutional? YOU decide. In the February 4th 2010 article, The Government has your baby’s DNA, CNN’s Senior Medical Correspondent, Elizabeth Cohen, relates the story of how a Minnesota couple came to discover that their baby daughter, Isabel Brown, carries a gene that puts her at risk of cystic fibrosis: The government [...]
The Federal Reserve’s Powers. Constitutional? YOU decide. On November 19, 2009, the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee passed Rep. Ron Paul’s and Rep. Alan Grayson’s initiative to audit the Federal Reserve. This initiative basically calls for the Government Accounting Office to audit the Fed’s balance sheets, credit facilities, securities purchase programs and similar items. [...]
Traffic Cameras: Invasion of Privacy rights? You decide Is the expanding use of traffic camera installations across the U.S. an invasion of privacy? This is the claim of a growing number of protesters who claim exactly that, while others including local governments and even the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) disagree. Day by day this [...]
Suspect’s DNA Collected from an “Abandoned” Piece of Pizza Good when it catches criminals, but what about the 4th amendment implications for the rest of us?
Supreme Court Original Jurisdiction – The Arizona Case The question has come up, “How come the Obama administration sued the State of Arizona in Federal Court over its new immigration law, in light of what the Constitution says about the Supreme Court’s original jurisdiction and is this Constitutional? Article III, Section 2 of the U.S. [...]