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  • Let’s Study The Constitution, Part V - Bill of Rights

    06/25/2017 8:18:31 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/25/17 | Susan Frickey
    By now you should be seeing a trend in our study of the Constitution. The Articles set up the form and intent of the Federal Government along with the powers relegated to each branch. But many of the Framers believed this was inadequate for their peace of mind in ratifying this first-ever document. They believed eventually the Federal government would encroach on individual rights, as had happened throughout world history; a history they had intently studied for years before creating our constitutional republic. So in order to get on board with ratifying the Constitution, many of the signers demanded the...
  • The U.S. Is Not A Democracy. It’s A Republic if You Can Keep It. Part 5

    03/29/2017 9:44:23 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 3/29/17 | Mark Herr
    In parts 1 through 4, we learned the U.S. is a republican structure of government. Continuing on with the airplane analogy, our system contains a variety of control cockpits, or the best parts of various forms of government. For example, our system contains one aspect of democracy: voting once per year for five minutes; monarchy: U.S. president for four years; oligarchy: most school boards for four years. We also learned the architects reserved structural maintenance solely and exclusively in the hands of the governed – remember Mrs. Eliza Powel? After our introduction to her, we should be inspired to learn...
  • "The Framers' Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution" on C-SPAN

    01/29/2017 1:51:53 AM PST · by iowamark · 22 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 11/14/2016
    Michael Klarman talked about his book The Framers' Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution, in which he recalls the drafting of the U.S. Constitution, from its tenuous start, according to the author the Philadelphia convention almost didn’t occur, to the many competing interests and internal debates that marked the Constitution’s creation. Michael Klarman spoke with Patrick Spero at the National Constitution Center.
  • Constitution Day

    09/17/2015 10:51:52 AM PDT · by loveliberty2 · 25 replies
    Our Ageless Constitution ^ | September 17, 2015 | Self
    Our Ageless Constitution "The structure has been erected by architects of consummate skill and fidelity; its foundations are solid; its components are beautiful, as well as useful; its arrangements are full of wisdom and order...." -Justice Joseph Story Justice Story's words pay tribute to the United States Constitution and its Framers. Shortly before the 100th year of the Constitution, in his "History of the United States of America," written in 1886, historian George Bancroft said: "The Constitution is to the American people a possession for the ages." He went on to say: "In America, a new people had risen up without...
  • Pity the Poor RINO, Restore Republican Freedom

    07/14/2015 10:15:55 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/14/15 | Rob& Sherri Dodsworth
    How often at your workplace have you held your tongue out of fear of saying something that could get you fired? Everyone looks out for their interests. Read that again. You and I and everyone else naturally try to do that which best serves ourselves and our families. It’s called human nature and it has served mankind well since the Creation. The people we send to government are no different. They can’t be different, for like us, they are as imperfect as the rest of mankind. First we must understand that most of the chosen 435 in the House of...
  • Why the Framers Relied on Constitutional Structure

    09/24/2014 6:14:48 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 16 replies
    A common refrain from Article V state amendment convention opponents is that all we need to do is follow the constitution we have. For the constitution to be implemented as it should ideally be, i.e. as our supreme law, we must send honorable, virtuous men and women to Washington DC to fulfill its purpose and tenets. Unfortunately, this belief falls into the same dangerous solution as offered by Socialists, who tell us socialism will finally work once the “right men and women” assume the reins of power. The reality is that the people we send to DC are like the...
  • The Faith of Our Fathers: Was the faith of the Founding Fathers deism or Christianity?

    07/06/2014 8:09:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Stand to Reason ^ | Greg Koukl
    Was the faith of the Founding Fathers deism or Christianity? What does the answer mean for us today? Both the secularists and the Christians have missed the mark.There's been a lot of rustle in the press lately--and in many Christian publications--about the faith of the Founding Fathers and the status of the United States as a "Christian nation." Home schooling texts abound with references to our religious heritage, and entire organizations are dedicated to returning America to its spiritual roots. On the other side, secularists cry "foul" and parade their own list of notables among our country's patriarchs. They...
  • The people’s Constitution, stolen by a supremely dishonest judiciary

    08/06/2013 8:59:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/6/13 | Doug Book
    “Judicial Supremacy is the gospel of modern American constitutional law.” (1) It is the dishonest method whereby the nation’s highest court may create–or recreate–the supreme law of the land with each successive decision. Two hundred and twenty three years ago, the Constitution was ratified after the adoption of the Bill of Rights. It was from the beginning a document written not for the judiciary or the legal elite, but by and for the American people. Look at the Preamble: “We the People of the United States” it begins. The preamble of a legal document in 1787 identified the parties involved...
  • Freep This Book: That's Not What They Meant!

    01/08/2013 1:52:09 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 15 replies
    Remember how the DUs trashed Mark Levin's books at Amazon? Well, here is our chance. Some English prof named Michael Austin wrote a scatterbrained hit piece that is full of cheap shots directed at the Tea Party, Mark Levin, Hannity, etc. To do this, he took teaspoons from various works of our Framers, mixed them up with some Howard Zinn, and baked them with social justice gravy at high heat. Wanna see how the left corrupts our college kids? Here it is.
  • 220th Anniversary: James Madison Drinks, and Writes an Article

    12/22/2012 9:08:39 AM PST · by Publius · 92 replies
    A Professor Publius Short Story | 22 December 2012 | Publius
    James Madison Drinks, and Writes an ArticlePhilip Freneau had set the deadline for the December 22nd edition of the National Gazette, and James Madison found himself racing the hourglass. Freneau published the newspaper, dedicated to the positions of Thomas Jefferson’s faction within the Congress and the council around His Excellency, while working for the red-haired Secretary of State as a translator. Mr. Jefferson saw neither difficulty nor conflict with this arrangement. Freneau had labeled the men of Alexander Hamilton’s faction as Monarchists, Tories, and Anti-Republicans, claiming their role was to reverse the results of 1776. The Secretary of the Treasury...
  • Constitution Day 1787!

    09/17/2011 4:40:14 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 26 replies
    Constitution Society ^ | James Madison
    Fabulous Franklin Speech. 1:30,000. General Washington. Gerry Speech. Anarchy. Signing. Rising Sun. In Convention. The engrossed Constitution being read, Docr. FRANKLIN rose with a speech in his hand, which he had reduced to writing for his own conveniency, [FN2] and which Mr. Wilson read in the words following. Mr. President, I confess that there are several parts of this constitution which I do not at present approve, but I am not sure I shall never approve them: For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged by better information, or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention September 8th 1787

    09/08/2011 3:30:27 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    Constitution Society ^ | James Madison
    Two Thirds Treaty Requirement. Lawful Officers. Impeachment. Supreme Court Trial. Money Bills & Appropriations. Oaths. Calling Congress into Session. Committee of Style. Hamilton & More Congressmen. In Convention. The last Report of [FN1] Committee of Eleven (see Sepr. 4) was resumed. Mr. KING moved to strike out the "exception of Treaties of peace" from the general clause requiring two thirds of the Senate for making Treaties Mr. WILSON wished the requisition of two thirds to be struck out altogether If the majority cannot be trusted, it was a proof, as observed by Mr. Ghorum, that we were not fit for...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention September 7th 1787

    09/07/2011 2:30:38 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 11 replies
    Constitution Society ^ | James Madison
    Down in the Electoral Weeds. Disabled President. Natural Born Citizen. The Useless Vice President. Ambassadors. Treaties. New Corps of Officers. Recess Appointments. Two Thirds Treaty Requirement. Privy Council. In Convention. The mode of constituting the Executive being resumed, Mr. RANDOLPH moved, to insert in the first Section of the report made yesterday [FN2] "The Legislature may declare by law what officer of the U. S. shall act as President in case of the death, resignation, or disability of the President and Vice-President; and such officer shall act accordingly until the time of electing a President shall arrive." Mr. MADISON observed...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention September 6th 1787

    09/06/2011 2:41:24 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 8 replies
    Constitution Society ^ | James Madison
    Presidential Elections. James Wilson Speech. Aristocratic Senate. Hamilton Speech. Electors. Same Day Election Throughout US. In Convention. Mr. KING and Mr. GERRY moved to insert in the (4) [FN2] clause of the Report (see Sepr. 4 [FN3]) after the words "may be entitled in the Legislature" the words following-"But no person shall be appointed an elector who is a member of the Legislature of the U. S. or who holds any office of profit or trust under the U. S." which passed nem: con: Mr. GERRY proposed, as the President was to be elected by the Senate out of the...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention September 5th 1787

    09/05/2011 3:04:39 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 5 replies
    Constitution Society ^ | James Madison
    Marque & Reprisal. Standing Armies. Seat of Government. Forts, Magazines, . . . Copyrights. Representation in first Congress. Presidential Elections. Four or Seven Year Terms. Aristocracy. In Convention. Mr. BREARLEY from the Committee of Eleven made a farther report as follows, (1) To add to the clause "to declare war" the words "and grant letters of marque and reprisal" (2) To add to the clause "to raise and support armies" the words "but no appropriation of money to that use shall be for a longer term than two years" (3) Instead of sect: 12. art 6. say-"All bills for raising...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention September 4th 1787

    09/04/2011 2:54:13 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Constitution Society ^ | James Madison
    Committee of Eleven Report. Taxing Power. Common Defense & General Welfare. Commerce Clause. Four Year Presidential Terms. No Term Limits. Vice President. Electoral College. Five Highest. In Convention. Mr. BREARLY from the Committee of eleven made a further partial Report as follows, "The Committee of Eleven to whom sundry resolutions &c were referred on the 31st. of August, report that in their opinion the following additions and alterations should be made to the Report before the Convention, viz [FN2](1.) The first clause of sect: 1. art. 7. to read as follow-'The Legislature shall have power to lay and collect taxes...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention September 3rd 1787

    09/03/2011 2:22:17 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 3 replies
    Constitution Society ^ | James Madison
    Bankruptcies. Full Faith & Credit. Appointive Office Corruption. In Convention. Mr. Govr. MORRIS moved to amend the Report concerning the respect to be paid to Acts Records &c of one State, in other States (see Sepr. 1.) by striking out "judgments obtained in one State shall have in another" and to insert the word "thereof" after the word "effect" Col: MASON favored the motion, particularly if the "effect" was to be restrained to judgments & Judicial proceedings Mr. WILSON remarked, that if the Legislature were not allowed to declare the effect the provision would amount to nothing more than what...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention September 1st 1787

    09/01/2011 1:46:59 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 2 replies
    Avalon Project ^ | James Madison
    Article 6 Section 9. Civil Office Holders. Bankruptcies. Full Faith & Credit. In Convention. Mr. BREARLEY (NJ) from the Comme. of eleven to which were referred yesterday, the postponed parts of the Constitution, & parts of Reports not acted upon, made the following partial report. That in lieu of the 9th. Sect: of art: 6. the words following be inserted viz "The members of each House shall be ineligible to any civil office under the authority of the U. S. during the time for which they shall respectively be elected, and no person holding an office under the U. S....
  • Journal of the Federal Convention August 31st 1787

    08/31/2011 2:17:46 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 3 replies · 2+ views
    Avalon Project ^ | James Madison
    Articles XXI-XXIII. How Many States to Form a Government? Popular or State Government Ratification. Congressional Endorsement. Implement a Government. Section 4 Article VII. No Interstate Duties. In Convention. Mr. KING moved to add to the end of art: XXI the words "between the said States" so as to confine the operation of the Govt. to the States ratifying it. On the question N. H. ay. Mas. ay. Ct. ay. N. J. ay. Pa. ay. Md. no. Virga. ay. N. C. ay. S. C. ay. Geo. ay. [FN2] Mr. MADISON proposed to fill the blank in the article with "any seven...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention August 30th 1787

    08/30/2011 2:02:22 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 6 replies
    Avalon Project ^ | James Madison
    Articles XVII-XXI. Western Lands & New States, A Real Mess. More Threats to Leave the Convention. Republican Government. Rebellion. Amendment Process. Oaths. How Many States to Form a Government? In Convention. Art XVII [FN2] resumed for a question on it as amended by Mr. Govr. Morris's substitutes. [FN3] Mr. CARROL moved to strike out so much of the article as requires the consent of the State to its being divided. He was aware that the object of this prerequisite might be to prevent domestic disturbances, but such was our situation with regard to the Crown lands, and the sentiments of...