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An 18-Year Old Congressional Authorization Shouldn’t Enable a New War

BY BOB BARR Unlike many of the pieces of legislation I considered as a member of the House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003, the...

Distribution of Powers – by Justice Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Book 3, Chapter 7,  DISTRIBUTION OF POWERS § 517. IN surveying the...

Federalist Papers No. 73, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS Friday, March 21, 1788 The Provision For The Support of the Executive, and the Veto Power THE third ingredient towards constituting the...

Federalist Papers No. 71, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS Tuesday, March 18, 1788 Executive (Presidential) Term Length, Independence from the Legislature, Firmness DURATION in office has been mentioned as the second...

Blackstone—Of the Parliament

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS Commentaries on the Laws of England , Book 1 (Rights of Persons) CHAPTER 2—OF THE PARLIAMENT  WE are next to treat...

Look Who's Defending Washington Cronyism

GENEVIEVE WOOD, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Supporters of one of Washington’s prime examples of cronyism, the Export-Import Bank, are rolling out the dollars and surveys to make...

Federalist Papers No. 51, James Madison

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS Wednesday, February 6, 1788 The Structure of the Government Must Furnish the Proper Checks and Balances Between the Different Departments TO WHAT...

Federalist Papers No. 47, James Madison

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS Wednesday, January 30, 1788 The Particular Structure of the New Government and the Distribution of Power Among Its Different Parts HAVING reviewed...

Federalist Papers No. 38, James Madison

FOUNDERS CORNER, MAJOR WORKS Saturday, January 12, 1788 Concerning the Difficulties of the Convention in Devising a Proper Form of Government and the Incoherence of the...

The Road to Collectivism

CLARENCE B. CARSON, IDEAS ON LIBERTY Individual Liberty in the Crucible of History, Part V Americans came upon the road to collectivism by diverse ways and...

That Good Old "Do-Nothing" Congress

ISRAEL ORTEGA, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Oftentimes, people fret that Congress isn’t doing anything. But is that such a bad thing? The divide of the will of the...

That Good Old “Do-Nothing” Congress

ISRAEL ORTEGA, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Oftentimes, people fret that Congress isn’t doing anything. But is that such a bad thing? The divide of the will of the...

William Grayson: On Preventing Bad Man from Abusing Power

Founders Corner Library: Speeches, Pamphlets, Letters, Quotes Mr. Chairman, it seems to have been a rule with the gentlemen on the other side, to argue...

A Law for Governments, by Clarence B. Carson

CLARENCE B. CARSON, IDEAS ON LIBERTY According to the lore of our time, business monopolies are highly dangerous—so dangerous in their threat to the commonweal...

Governor Perry Undercuts Barack Obama’s SOTU Ruse

BY CHRISTOPHER G. ADAMO Despite all of the leftist hype and contrived anticipation preceding Barack Obama’s 2013 “State of the Union” spectacle, the entire event...

Schlafly: Free Trade Cheats America

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY The re-election of Barack Obama hasn’t done anything to make more jobs available to Americans, and there is no indication that it...

Attorney, talk host Mark Levin wins court case against Obama

BY JIM KOURI A federal appeals court ruled on Friday in favor of a well-known plaintiff's argument that President Barack Obama violated the Constitution by...

Three Fundamentals as to Why I Oppose Gun Control

BY STEVE FARRELL I am firmly opposed to the President's unconstitutional and dangerous-to-liberty gun grab, whether they be accomplished through the front door of Congress,...

Filibuster Reform!

ACTION ALERT, EAGLE FORUM Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has ruled the U.S. Senate with an iron fist since Democrats took the Senate majority after...

Useful Liberal Liberal Idiots and Vote Fraud

BY SELWYN DUKE Among the responses to my recent article on Democrat vote fraud were those of liberals who were happy to hear no evil,...

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The Left’s attack on the Fourth of July

~Another step in erasing our collective memory~ Scot Faulkner My previous column raised alarms about radical leftists who want to obliterate everything good that America ever...

Mister Trump Goes to Washington

BY T.F. STERN A curious dream awakened me this morning, tying an old Jimmy Stewart movie, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, with current political situations.  Wiping...

What is the antidote to ‘Wokeness’?

~Evan Sayet’s The Woke Supremacy provides answers we cannot afford to ignore~ Duggan Flanakin Political comedian Evan Sayet says he has long dedicated himself to conserving...

Deconstructing California: From Christian Founding to Shutting Down Churches

American Minute with Bill Federer George Orwell wrote in his dystopian novel 1984: "Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has...