The Politics Guide

Without a Standard, There Can Be No Liberty

Well, friends. It’s here. The fateful election day is a mere day away. So, I’m going to use today’s post to simply share my thoughts about this election.

As you know, my goal with The Liberty Belle has not been to push a partisan agenda or a certain political ideology on people. No, my goal, more than anything, is to help educate Americans about the Constitution, the American government, the founders and the founding. I’m not going to write and campaign for candidates or campaign against candidates. I think the Democrats have some valid points to make about our government and the Republicans have some valid points to make about our government. However, I have a hard time buying any of what they say since they all disregard the one thing I hold in highest regard: The Constitution of the United States.

So, this election was particularly hard for me. Click to read more.

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Employer (The People), Employee (The Government) and Job Description (The Constitution)

“In the eyes of democracy, government is not a good; it is a necessary evil” (194). “This is seen very clearly in the United States, where wages seem in a way to decrease as the power of officials is greater” (204).  – Alexis de Tocqueville An analogy has been crystalizing in my mind the more I …

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McCulloch vs. Maryland: Formless Constitutional Limitations

The sticky relationship between the federal government and the state governments of the United States has waxed and waned over the centuries. However, one Supreme Court case set the baseline for federal power over the states: McCulloch v. Maryland in 1819.  I’m going detail many different Supreme Court cases throughout history, but the precedent set …

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The Constitutional Role of the Sheriff

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. In the United States, those elected to any political office–whether law making, law enforcing or law applying–are all required to swear an oath to protect, support or defend The Constitution of the United States and/or the Constitution of the respective state. This is unique in world …

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Judicial Review: A Power ALL Three Branches Share

The phrase, “ambition must be made to counteract ambition” is the bedrock of the American government. It’s the premise upon which the founders structured the government to protect the country from having to face down a tyrannical government. Government was to be broken apart into so many different departments with so many different heads of …

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Enumerated Powers Series: The Spending Clause

I’m going to start by saying that in studying the details of this spending clause, I audibly gasped many times at what I was learning. I’ve always known generally the facts I learned, but the immensity of this spending clause and how it’s re-interpretation has changed our very understanding of the Constitution and federalism is …

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