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The Emergency Powers Myth

When the states formed the federal government in 1789, they did so pursuant to the Constitution. The Constitution was written to establish and limit the federal government. In 1791, just two years later, the Constitution was amended to add the Bill of Rights. The original understanding of the Bill of Rights was that it restrained  Full Article…

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British Riot Act of 1715

At the request of King George, a BRITISH RIOT ACT was passed July 20,1715 to control riots in the Homeland and the Colonies. If 12 our more people were disturbing the peace or in an unlawful assembly a Magistrate could “READ THE RIOT ACT” giving them a period of time to disperse (usually 15-minutes or  Full Article…

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Why The Electoral College Exists

For those people who fell asleep in civics class… There are 3,141 counties in the United States. Donald Trump won 2,626 of them. Hillary Clinton won 487. There are 62 counties in New York State. Donald Trump won 46 of them. Hillary Clinton won 16. Yet Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by approx. 1.5  Full Article…

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The Electoral College and The Census

If you are wondering why Democrats made such a big issue about the proposed “Are You A Citizen” question on the census, this is why. The population of each state determines the number of Representatives in Congress each state can have and thus determines the number of electoral votes for the state. Electoral votes are  Full Article…

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What Made George Washington Great

It’s only fitting on July 4th that we give some credit to George Washington who had all the qualities we need in our Presidents. This excellent video narrated by John Rhodehamel made by PragerU was on YouTube. Please Click the Video Link below to view the 5 minute presentation.

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Executive Orders 101

Presidents from George Washington on have issued many forms of directives, the most familiar being Executive Orders with the other two being Presidential Memoranda and Presidential Proclamations All three types of presidential documents—executive orders, proclamations, and certain administrative orders—are published in the Federal Register, the daily journal of the federal government that is published to inform the  Full Article…

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What is Federalism and State Rights

The USA was founded using the concept of Federalism whereby the National, State and Local governments would share governing power and each would have territorial powers and responsibilities. The primary Federal responsibility was National Defense … protecting the citizens from foreign aggression (e.g. the British at that time). The US President was the “Commander in  Full Article…

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Why Are Term Limits Important

In 2022 more than 50% of the current US Senate and 25% of the current US Congress would be prevented from running if a 12-year Cumulative Elected Federal Service Term Limit existed. 20% of US Senators have lengthy service records. 8 US Senators have served between 6 and 8 terms, 4 between 4 and 5  Full Article…

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Why Is Rule Of Law Important

As discussed in What Is Our Rule Of Law, we gain equality of all citizens before the law, secure a nonarbitrary form of government, and prevent the arbitrary use of power by following a Rule of Law. As American Citizens we must continually be aware of changes or lapses in Our Rule of Law. Since  Full Article…

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What Is Rule Of Law

A “Rule of Law” is commonly defined as: the mechanism, process, institution, practice, or norm that supports the equality of all citizens before the law, secures a nonarbitrary form of government, and more generally prevents the arbitrary use of power. The First 10 Amendments of the US Constitution (known as the “Bill of Rights”) provides  Full Article…

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