Category: US Constitution

Nullification is a Natural Right!

Nullification is a Natural Right!

What did our Framers really say we must do when the federal government usurps power? They never said, “When the federal government ignores the Constitution, amend the Constitution”. They never said, “File a lawsuit and let federal judges decide.” Instead, they advised two manly remedies. We’ll look at one of them – nullification - in this paper.

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From Americans for Limited Government

Why are Republicans Forfeiting Treaty Power?

According to Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, “[The president] shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur…” But what we see today out of Washington, D.C. has almost no resemblance to that constitutional construct. There is no treaty process any more. It is self-evident.

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This Discourse Started Long Ago

This Discourse Started Long Ago

What is dangling in the balance is the ability to govern. Just what legislation can become law if loud crowds, in conjunction with economic blackmail, hamper or halt a state governor from signing a bill into law? Welcome to the world of individual and governmental hostage taking by the few. Also in play is the economic bullying which seems to have entered the fray.

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How Do We Get Back to Where We Were?

How Do We Get Back to Where We Were?

It’s hard to be a conservative when there’s little left to conserve. The increasing pace of America’s progression from free markets to a command economy has reached such a pace and become so obvious that way back in 2009, the Russian Prime Minister used his spotlight time at the World Economic Forum to warn America not to follow the socialist path. The Russian newspaper Pravda, once the leading communist voice on earth published an article entitled, “American capitalism gone with a whimper.”

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Delegates to an Article V Convention Can’t be Controlled by State Laws!

Delegates to an Article V Convention Can’t be Controlled by State Laws!

Everyone wants to think that delegates to an Article V Convention could be controlled by their states. However, a number of factors interfere with that scenario and make an Article V convention very dangerous.

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Rob Natelson Perverts the Necessary and Proper Clause and Thinks in Circles

Rob Natelson Perverts the Necessary and Proper Clause and Thinks in Circles

In former law professor Rob Natelson’s recent paper, “No, the Necessary and Proper Clause Does NOT Empower Congress to Control an Amendments Convention”, he makes several untrue statements and commits the gross fallacy of making a circular argument which begs the question. Natelson is the intellectual guru of those pushing for an Article V convention.

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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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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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