C. McMasters Ph.D.

Southerner, American, Lover of Liberty, PhD of political science, professor, blogger.

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Why Should Our Politicians Care About Following the Constitution?

One of the first questions I always challenge anyone–in America–with is, “Why do we care if government follows the Constitution?” This question is critical for us to answer because if we don’t have a reason to care whether or not the government follows the Constitution, we’re certainly not going to have a reason to care …

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Fear or Liberty?

Fear paralyzes. Fear neutralizes. Fear is perhaps the most powerful weapon that government has to silence and control the masses. How do liberty and fear co-exist? What happens when a society is run off of fear? Montesquieu, a famous theorist in the 1600-1700s, wrote a book called The Spirit of the Laws. In this, he details the spirit that must be present for different forms of government to exist and thrive. Click to learn more.

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What “West Virginia vs the EPA” Reminds Us About Delegated Power

When teaching my college students, I always work to make the monstrosity that is the “bureaucracy” something simple and tangible. I want to unravel the web of confusion shrouding the bureaucracy. We’ve all heard of the bureaucracy but how many of us could simply explain what it is or what it does? So, I always …

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The Amendments Series: Repeal of Prohibition

There are four ways to pass a Constitutional amendment. Two-thirds of both Houses have to agree to propose an amendment, followed by ratification by three-fourths of the state legislatures. Two-thirds of both Houses have to agree to propose an amendment, followed by ratification by three-fourths of Conventions called by the states. (Critical point here. Congress …

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