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The Power to Declare War: An Introduction

The Power to Declare War: An Introduction

Only Congress has the power to “declare war.” But how it’s used today has almost no resemblance to the original, legal meaning in the Constitution.

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The Myth of Andrew Jackson vs the Supreme Court

The Myth of Andrew Jackson vs the Supreme Court

It is often alleged that President Andrew Jackson responded to the Marshall Court’s 1832 opinion in Worcester v. Georgia by the quip that “John Marshall has made his decision, now let him enforce it!”

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Was the U.S. Acquisition of Hawaii Unconstitutional?

Was the U.S. Acquisition of Hawaii Unconstitutional?

The United States may have inherent sovereign powers under international law, but as a matter of domestic constitutional law those powers aren’t vested in the federal government (as opposed to the sovereign people) unless the Constitution says they are

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Madison and Jefferson on Infrastructure and Debt

Madison and Jefferson on Infrastructure and Debt

Supporters of the monster state want you to believe that it’s never enough. Spending, taxing, debt – and the like. President Madison and President Jefferson both saw things much differently – two examples on infrastructure and debt we never see today.

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R3publicans:  Who Is Killing America

R3publicans: Who Is Killing America

Dinesh D’Souza is a conservative speaker, author, and documentary producer with a very succinct and well spoken message. He gets in front of an audience, gives a presentation, and answers questions using data without notes or teleprompter. He is very i…

Oklahoma Watchman:  Is SQ793 Good For Oklahomans?

Oklahoma Watchman: Is SQ793 Good For Oklahomans?

STATE QUESTION 793IS IT GOOD FOR OKLAHOMANSTHE WATCHMANWhat brought this to our attention was the many commercials in support of SQ 793 and the sparse commercials from those who0 are opposed to this State Question. There is a saying in politics that sa…

Yet Another Constitutional Precedent: A Colonial Charter from New York

Yet Another Constitutional Precedent: A Colonial Charter from New York

Another forerunner of our Constitution was the Charter of Liberties and Privileges of New York—adopted by the colony’s legislature on October 30, 1683.

An Important Difference Between Historians and Originalist Law Professors

An Important Difference Between Historians and Originalist Law Professors

Originalists are happy to consider what historians say about matters, but we should remember that often historians have a different objective than originalists do.