In the following audio, Dave Kopel of the Independence Institute interviews University of Montana law professor Rob Natelson about the proper interpretation of the Necessary and Proper clause of the U.S. Constitution.
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It is taken for granted that government can do whatever it wants so long as those doing it seem to be acting in good faith and arenâ€™t benefitting too overtly.
We all are aware of the importance of the U.S. Constitution as the legal foundation of our republic, I do not have to tell you the dire implications of one level of government ignoring some, or all, of this document. Our Constitution has served us well for over two hundred and twenty years, in part, because of the great respect and adherence to it by both the federal government and the respective states. It is true that since itâ€™s ratification in 1789, the U.S. Constitution has been interpreted by some of the most brilliant minds in our nationâ€™s history.
Kevin Gutzman’s “Virginia’s American Revolution” is a treasure trove for those who would recapture the original American republic.
The Declaration of Independence of the United States of America invokes the self-evident truths that all men are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that governments are formed to protect these rights and gain their just powers from the consent of the governed, and that when a government becomes abusive of these rights, it is the right â€” no, it is the duty â€” of the people to alter or abolish that government.
The building blocks of the nation have been flipped upside down. And it wasn’t an overnight change as much as it may seem like
South Carolinaâ€™s bold nullification of the tariff in 1832, against nearly the entire American establishment, is always stated by the historians to be a failure. But it accomplished its purpose…
I know few liberals who support the War on Drugs, marriage “protection” amendments, or the Patriot Act. In fact, if you talk to the most vocal Leftists about drug criminalization, gay marriage, or the loss of civil liberties, their anti-government rhetoric can sound downright reactionary. “Government has within it a tendency to abuse its powers,” Calhoun said. Today, much of the American Left agrees with him.
Idaho started the ball rolling and seceded from these united States. A total dissolution of America quickly followed as schisms and fissures erupted across North America. The collapse of the Mexican government caused a tidal wave of immigration to wash in to the southwestern portions of the former country. The great financial collapse of the world economy centered on the fiscal and monetary mischief in DC and Wall Street added yet more fuel to the fire.
The answer to a better life for individuals, economies, better communities, and better countries is not a move toward globalization but localization.
The purpose of law is to protect the rights of individuals against the excesses of the state. An oppressive judicial system punishes individuals by taking away their freedoms, starting with the right to vote.
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