The Amendments Series

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The Enumerated Powers Series: Naturalization (Immigration)

“The Congress shall have Power To…establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization…” Immigration was a pillar of the American founding, so much so that being unable to successfully immigrate was one of the reasons America declared her independence from Great Britain. The Declaration of Independence listed “obstructing the Laws for the Naturalization of Foreigners” as one …

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The Amendments Series: Clarification on Presidential Succession

I hear chatter about the 25th Amendment every now and then, perhaps more in our current president’s tenure than in the tenure of previous presidents. There’s a quiet sense of dread, a sense of foreboding horror in people’s manner as they attempt to unravel and unveil the truth about the 25th Amendment. I’ll be the …

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The Amendment Series: The District of Columbia

I’ll be honest, until reading up on the Twenty-Third Amendment, I really knew nothing of it. Here’s the actual amendment. The District constituting the seat of Government of the United States shall appoint in such manner as Congress may direct: A number of electors of President and Vice President equal to the whole number of …

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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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