Category: US Constitution

Sydney Hostage Tragedy and Its American Cousin

Sydney Hostage Tragedy and Its American Cousin

Just a few days ago, a dangerous and deadly hostage ordeal unfolded in Sydney, Australia. According to news reports the Muslim man who perpetrated the event is a self proclaimed minister of the Islamic state. This tragedy in Australia got me to thinking about another tragedy – another hostage situation much closer to home.

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How our Federal Constitution ‘Secures’ our God Given Rights

How our Federal Constitution ‘Secures’ our God Given Rights

Our Declaration of Independence says the Creator God endowed us with Rights, and that the purpose of government is to “secure” the Rights God gave us. What does this mean? How does a government go about “securing” God given rights?

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Constitution Not a Self-Enforcing Document

Constitution Not a Self-Enforcing Document

The Constitution is not a self-enforcing document. Although the Constitution is the supreme law of our land and provides limits on the powers and authorities of our federal, state and local governments, its words cannot and will not leap off the page and enforce themselves. The common folk of America must be the champions of their own liberty.

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Tea Party Express Whores Itself to RINO Establishment

Tea Party Express Whores Itself to RINO Establishment

We’ve come to a very sad and pathetic place in America and South Dakota, these days. There once was a time, not too long ago, when you could count on certain people and groups to do the right thing and hold the line against what was wrong. Not anymore.

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Washington at Constitutional Convention of 1787, signing of U.S. Constitution.

Straight Talk About An Article V Convention

This speech (video) was presented to Campaign For Liberty – Memphis on March 24, 2014. It exposes some of the false claims made by those pushing for the so-called “convention of states”.

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Constitutional Literacy: Does it Matter?

Constitutional Literacy: Does it Matter?

When Congress is considering any bill, their criteria should not be the latest Gallup poll, your opinion, or their opinion about whether or not this potential legislation is a good or bad idea. Their sole concern should be keeping their oath of office when they pledged to Almighty God that they would protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

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Bill of Rights

Approaching Constitution Day, An Unbearable and Choking Hell

Ironically, just a short week after the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we find ourselves commemorating the 227th anniversary of the ratification of our Constitution. Yet while there is much to mourn about the loss of our freedoms in the years since 9/11, there has been little to celebrate.

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The 17th Amendment: The Irrelevant States

The 17th Amendment: The Irrelevant States

Elections to decide who will control Congressional majorities in the House and Senate are less than seven weeks away, and this calm before the political storm is as good a time as any to analyze the state our government’s most powerful branch—the people’s Congress. Specifically, why exactly do we have two chambers that are elected the same way, with one being less accountable to the people and yet more powerful than the other?

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The Tyranny of Democracy

The Tyranny of Democracy

Does it drive you crazy when you hear politicians and talking heads refer to America as a “democracy”? If it does, I sympathize with you. And so do the founders. What didJames Madison, our fourth President and the man they call the “Father of the Constitution,” say about democracies?

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We Don’t Need an Article V Convention to ‘Clarify’ Our Constitution!

We Don’t Need an Article V Convention to ‘Clarify’ Our Constitution!

Our Constitution is so simple that Alexander Hamilton expected us to be “enlightened enough to distinguish between a legal exercise and an illegal usurpation of authority”; and he said the people are “the natural guardians of the Constitution.” Well then, if our Constitution is something The People are expected to know and enforce; is it plausible to assert that the Representatives we send to Washington – and even supreme Court Justices – are incapable of understanding it?

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