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Politicians are tempted toward ‘legal plunder’

American Minute with Bill Federer The Constitutional Convention was in a deadlock over how large and small states could be represented equally. Some delegates left. Then, on...

Ben Franklin: Have We Now Forgotten That Powerful Friend?

Liberty Letters, Benjamin Franklin In the beginning of the contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayers in this...

Failed Republicans Want to Rewrite the Constitution

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY Did you ever wonder why unsuccessful candidates merely “suspend” their campaigns after losing a key primary, instead of terminating them? Surely all...

Constitutional Convention: May 14, 25, 1787

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS James Madison's Notes: Federal Convention of 1787 May 14, 25, 1787   Monday May 14th 1787 was the day fixed for the meeting...

MA Convention, 19 Jan. 1788, Powers of the Senate discussed

The Debates In The Several State Conventions On The Adoption Of The Federal Constitution, by Jonathan Elliot In Convention at Boston, Massachusetts, Jan. 19, 1788 SATURDAY,...

Divine Assistance in America’s Founding

American Minute with Bill Federer The Constitutional Convention was in a deadlock over how large and small states could be represented equally. Some delegates left. Then, on...

Federalist Papers No. 78, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER: MAJOR WORKS June 14, 1788 The Judiciary Department WE PROCEED now to an examination of the judiciary department of the proposed government. In unfolding the defects...

Roger Sherman and the Constitutional Convention

American Minute with Bill Federer He was the only person to sign all four of America's founding documents: Articles of Association-1774, Declaration of Independence-1776, Articles of Confederation-1777, U.S. Constitution-1787. Who...

The Left’s Attempt to Repeal the First Amendment

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY Dissatisfied with ignoring the Constitution through judicial supremacy and executive overreach, liberals in Congress now want to repeal its essential provisions, starting...

How the Campaign Amendment Will Silence Free Speech

Amending the First Amendment HANS A. VON SPAKOVSKY AND ELIZABETH SLATTERY, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract Frustrated with the Supreme Court’s consistent defense of political speech protected by the...

Unexpected Suggestions forConstitutional Changes

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY It looks like all sorts of people are joining the game of rewriting parts of the U.S. Constitution. It started with state...

Florida: HM 381 Puts Constitution At Risk

We need your help. HM 381 is a bill to call for a Constitutional Convention of the States (Con Con). Please Contact the Florida...

New Threat of Constitutional Convention

LIBERTY ALERTS, EAGLE FORUM This Saturday is not just about pausing to remember the stealth bombing of Pearl Harbor and the brave individuals whose lives...

Advice from a Real Authority on an Article V Con Con

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY Several men who present themselves as constitutional authorities have posted articles on the internet calling for a new national convention to introduce...

Rewriting Our U.S. Constitution

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY Have you ever attended a Republican or a Democratic National Convention? If so, you've seen the bedlam, the emotion of conflicts on...

More on Article V

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY Some prominent Americans have been talking on television recently about the possibility of calling a national convention to propose amendments to the...

Article V in Our Future? – Schlafly

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY Out of exasperation with the flouting of the Constitution by Barack Obama, and the way Congress is letting them get by with...

The Event is in the Hand of God

BY STEVE FARRELL As the delegates filtered in the week and a half prior to the start of the Constitutional Convention in May of 1787,...

Liberty Alert: Stop the Compact for America Con-Con Initiative

LIBERTY ALERTS, JBS FREEDOM CAMPAIGN Ever since the early 1980s when 32 out of the necessary 34 states (two-thirds) had petitioned Congress to call a...

Con-Con Fight: Front and Center in Your State Legislature

LIBERTY ALERTS, CHOOSE FREEDOM, STOP A CON-CON Last week's posting of "How the Compact for America Threatens the Constitution" kicked off the next phase of...

Hamilton: Address of the Annapolis Convention, 1786

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Alexander Hamilton: The Works of Alexander Hamilton, Volume 1, 1774: Address of the Annapolis Convention, 1786 To the Honorable the Legislatures...

The Power of Prayer

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, N. Eldon Tanner Great and influential men have always prayed for divine guidance. Even this great nation was founded...

Hamilton: Resolutions for a General Convention

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Alexander Hamilton: The Works of Alexander Hamilton, Volume 1, 1774 Speeches and Resolutions in Congress: Resolutions for a General Convention June 30,...

Did the whale swallow Jonah? Or did Jonah swallow the whale?

Thomas Jefferson Leadership The confederation of the States, while on the carpet before the old Congress, was strenuously opposed by the smaller States, under apprehensions...

The Anti-Federalist Papers No. 85: Melancthon Smith

Concluding Remarks: Evils under Confederation Exaggerated; Constitution must Be Drastically Revised Before Adoption Melancthon Smith By Melancthon Smith (a "Plebeian"). . . . . It is agreed,...

The Anti-Federalist Papers No. 84: Brutus

On the Lack of a Bill of Rights Brutus By "Brutus." When a building is to be erected which is intended to stand for ages, the foundation...

The Anti-Federalist Papers No. 83: Luther Martin

The Federal Judiciary and the Issue of Trial by Jury Luther Martin By Luther Martin of Maryland. . . . . in all those cases, where the...

The Anti-Federalist Papers No. 81: Brutus

The Power of the Judiciary. (Part 3) Brutus, February 7th, 14th & 28th, 1788 Part 1: from the 12th essay by "Brutus" from the February...

The Anti-Federalist Papers No. 76-77: Richard Henry Lee

An Antifederalist View of the Appointing Power under the Constitution Richard Henry Lee . . . . In contemplating the necessary officers of the union, there...

The Anti-Federalist Papers No. 75: Hampden

A Note Protesting the Treaty-making Provisions of the Constitution Hampden, February 16, 1788 The following essay was penned anonymously by "Hampden," and it appeared in The...