With the nation in the midst of an economic crisis, many groups and individuals are questioning the massive spending and so-called economic stimulus bills recently passed by Congress. This includes bailouts and appropriations known as earmarks and pork-barrel spending. Since the constitutionality of federal spending is never part of the debate, we need to re-visit Congressâ€™ power to tax and spend.
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The Framers never contemplated FISA, and I cannot conceive of Jefferson, Madison, or even Hamilton condoning it.
One of the enumerated powers cited by advocates of the modern monster-state is the Commerce Power. This derives primarily from two sources…
Wrote Elbridge Gerry: “the origin of all power is in the people, and that they have an incontestible right to check the creatures of their own creation”
If asked, who has the final say in our government on the meaning of the Constitution, most people would say, the Supreme Court, but it this right?
In his 1850 Disquisition on Government, John C. Calhoun argued that a written constitution would never be sufficient to contain the plundering proclivities of a central government.
Is there a Constitutional remedy to federal overreach short of the extreme measures of secession or violent revolution?
Never has there been a time when knowing our rights has been more critical and safeguarding them more necessary.
Many (including this writer) think the federal government has slipped its constitutional leash and that the people may have to re-stabilize matters with one or more constitutional amendments. How would this be done?
It is time to turn back the juggernaut of meddling, irresponsible, and bankrupting unconstitutional government and restore the vision of the framers of our Constitution.
The founders believed in distributed government. They expressed the idea that wherever possible, problems and disputes should be addressed locally.