Tag: Constitution
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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“First Amendment Is First for a Reason.” The Wisdom of Dave Chappelle

On college campuses, the new film No Safe Spaces explains, the First Amendment, intellectual freedom, and the very idea of free speech are under attack with threats, bans, and even violence. That threat has come to the attention of comedian Dave Chapelle, latest winner of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Chappelle, 46,...
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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.

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.”

The “Right” to “Free” Health Care and Education: A Brief History

The “rights” to “free” education and medical service come from the 1936 Constitution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

Trump’s Tax Returns

Do we want Congress to have the power to demand the tax returns of anyone who criticizes those in Congress? That is the power they claim to have now.

My Country, Wrong and Right

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

Repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force

Congress should repeal the 2001 AUMF and allow its members to examine individually each of the numerous U.S. wars being prosecuted in far flung places.

It’s Time for Congress To Put an End to Trump’s Tariffs

Congress should repeal all those Trump tariffs and refuse to allow the president to impose more.

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