Theory and the Framers

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Arbitrary Power: The Court’s Ability to Declare Government Acts Constitutional

The issue with arbitrary power is not necessarily what it’s used for but that it’s arbitrary. Arbitrary power has been used for good, many times. There have been innumerable Kings and Queens and Emperors and benevolent rulers who’ve possessed arbitrary power and, at times, used their power for what many deemed “the good of the …

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Liberty Means Responsibility

Friends, liberty must first live in the hearts of the people before it can reside in the chambers of government. Consider: what if we do re-establish the supremacy of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and liberty at the government level? Does this guarantee liberty? No. It does nothing if liberty is not firmly established, practiced and embraced at the individual level. Click to read more.

Federalist 51: If We’re Going to Debate, Let’s Debate Over Things That Are Real

I’ve been feeding y’all a lot of information recently, with long articles that require heightened mental engagement. So, today I’m going to give you (and myself) a slight mental break and simply discuss with you a topic that has been bothering me. It aligns perfectly with this last quote from Federalist 51. 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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