Bailouts of the failing Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are not only unwarranted and unwise – but the existence of both these quasi-government/private organizations is unconstitutional from the very beginning. When looking at the constitutionality of government programs, it’s not necessary to be a law student, or an “expert” of any kind.Â The founding fathers [...]
The State of California’s recent decision to start allowing gay marriages has caused an uproar, of sorts, in some corners. These people are concerned about their values, their traditions, their lifestyle and their beliefs.Â So, many of them are calling on the federal government to “step in” and fix this “problem.” One thing that these [...]
The debates over whether Waterboarding constitutes torture or not have been quite heated as of late. Democrats in the Senate have been saying they may not confirm Michael Mukasey as attorney general based on his unclear legal positions on the issue – but some key Dems are now saying that they will approve him.
George Bush has formally presented an expansion of NAFTA to Peru. And, under FastTrack “rules,”Congress cannot amend the legislation. What does this mean? Well, it’s quite simple. Under Fast Track, the president has the authority to ignore the will of Congress in negotiating new trade agreements.
Today is a day that’s not celebrated like many other “holidays” in American society. You see, September 17th is Constitution Day – a day that appears to be nearly forgotten in America. Sadly, over the years, people have stopped paying attention to the Constitution. It’s rare to hear people talking about the rules for government [...]
Yes, you did read that correctly! Ok, so maybe you’re thinking I’m off my rocker; what in heaven’s name do cows have to do with the Constitution? Well, according to an interesting post by Liliana Segura at AlterNet this week, we learn that COWs is actually a device that Neil Bush is selling to school [...]
A recent OpEd by Mario Cuomo in the Los Angeles Times, What The Constitution Says About Iraq, gave some surprisingly good analysis of how the Iraq war is a direct violation of the constitution. Here’s a few tidbits: