Tag: American History
Impeachment and Presidential Power

It is easy to conclude that the impeachment proceedings against President Trump are politically motivated. Both the House and Senate appear split on the issue along party lines, so the outcome that the president is impeached by the House but not convicted by the Senate seems a forgone conclusion. The Constitution is vague enough...
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Is Elizabeth Warren’s Proposed Wealth Tax Constitutional?

When President Grover Cleveland tried to implement an income tax in 1894, the Supreme Court declared it to be unconstitutional because it violated Article 1, Section 2 of the Constitution, which says taxes must be levied in proportion to a state’s population. In response, the supporters of income taxation passed the Sixteenth Amendment, ratified...
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Our Constitutional Republic

If we want to protect our rights, we would do well to remember why the American Founders designed our constitutionally limited government as they did.

U.S. National Debt Hits Crisis Levels

The U.S. government’s total public debt outstanding has nearly reached $22.6 trillion with two weeks left to go in the government’s 2019 fiscal year.

Liberty in Peril

How was the fundamental principle of American government transformed from liberty to democracy?

Alexis de Tocqueville on “Democratic” Socialism

Almost two centuries ago Tocqueville observed that the “political world is metamorphosed [and] new remedies must henceforth be sought for new disorders.”

My Country, Wrong and Right

On this Fourth of July, Americans are polarized even on the merits of the nation’s Independence.

Frederick Douglass: Lion of Individualist Liberalism

Blight, the Yale historian, is hardly unique in his misrepresentation of the classical liberal tradition.

Progressive Democracy

The ideology of Democracy legitimizes the actions of democratic government by validating them as being approved by the people.

The School Choice Deplorables

Are you now, or have you ever been, a supporter of the right of parents to choose their children’s schools? Then you’re a school choice deplorable. At least, that’s what some school choice opponents want us to believe. It’s no secret that President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are long-time school choice supporters....
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