Category Archives: The U.S. Constitution

The American History: Congress And Taxation

The first enumerated power given to congress in the U.S. Constitution concerns taxation: The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties , Imposts (tariffs)  and Excises , to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense … Continue reading

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The U.S. Constitution’s Enumerated Powers

We now come to the most dangerous part of the Constitution. Why? Because it gives power to the government (power over the many, in the hands of a few). You see the Founding Fathers knew all governments were potentially  dangerous, … Continue reading

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Term Limits: The Senate And The Constitution

In the book,A Familiar Exposition of the Constitution of the United States: Containing a Brief Commentary On Every Clause, Explaining the True Nature, Reasons, … and General Readers. with an Appendix, Conta,  Justice Joseph Story explains that in the original … Continue reading

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Founding Fathers Warned aganist The Two Party System

Ever noticed the two party system we now have was never referenced in the Constitution? In George Washington’s Farewell Address of 1796,  he actually warned against the party system we now have.  He feared that it would be used to … Continue reading

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The Constitution And Declaration of War

Lately there has been a major discussion about if the President of the United States has the power to declare war.  To answer this question I have turned to early documents.  The best one I have found is A Familiar Exposition … Continue reading

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Constitution: The U.S. Is Not A Democracy

Note: Over the years word meanings have changed.  In order to understand the Constitution, it is imperative that we understand the words used as the Founding Fathers understood them, rather than how we define them today. The following video explains.  … Continue reading

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The Constitution And The Welfare Clause

In teaching the Constitution one needs to keep in mind that the meaning of words have changed from the time of our Founding fathers to the Present. Below is a link to Webster’s dictionary in 1913 and 1828. One can … Continue reading

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The U.S. Constitution And Slavery

James Madison said:“Twenty years will produce all the mischief that can be apprehended from the liberty to import slaves. So long a term will be more dishonorable to the American character that to say nothing about it in the Constitution.” … Continue reading

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Understanding And Teaching The U.S. Constitution

Today an interesting and revealing question came from a home school child.  The comment/ question was as follows: “I know the Constitution is a living document, and can be changed two ways.  What are the two ways” I answered by … Continue reading

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