Constitution

What if America Never Existed?

In America, D’Souza says 1960s radical leftism is more or less indistinguishable from current mainstream liberalism, a doctrine that preaches the United States is the product of “stealing and plunder” from Native Americans, Mexicans and African-American slaves. “I want to take this progressive, leftist critique head on,” D’Souza says in the trailer. Dinesh D’Souza’s New Film …

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Thomas Jefferson: Kentucky Resolutions of 1798

The following resolutions were proposed to the Kentucky Legislature, and this version was adopted on November 10, 1798, as a protest against the Alien and Sedition Acts passed by Congress. They were authored by Thomas Jefferson, but he did not make public the fact until years later. This represents one of the clearest expressions of …

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Freedom of Speech

by Harrison H. Schmitt, America’s Uncommon Sense, July 15, 2011 The Roberts’ Supreme Court has become an important if erratic supporter of the 1st Amendment’s protection of political speech. Future decisions should begin to reverse many previous, adverse election law restrictions on political speech upheld in the past, such as banning independent political advertising before …

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Constitutional Limits on Regulatory Government

by Harrison Schmitt, America’s Uncommon Sense Regulatory intrusions into the social and economic fabric of America have reached crisis levels in their attack on individual and collective freedom. Recent actions by the Obama Administration in placing regulatory limits on healthcare, the Internet, the use of public lands, transportation, energy production and transmission, and financial transactions …

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Constitution Justifies Selected Federally Funded Research

by Harrison H. Schmitt The Founders understood the importance of science and technology in the long-term future of the United States. Without science and engineering advancement, in the face of advancement by others, America could not compete with our ideological and economic challengers. Imagine our world if, before America, Nazi Germany had atomic weapons or …

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The limit to Federal Constitutional Supremacy over State Law

by Harrison H. Schmitt Past Releases neglected to deal with the “Supremacy Clause” of Article VI of the Constitution. This Release corrects that oversight. States’ Attorneys General and Governors challenging the Federal Government’s constitutional power to legislate, regulate, or order executive action on healthcare, education, or other issues of clear 10th Amendment State responsibility should …

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President Has Faulty View Of America

by Harrison H. Schmitt President Obama, from all available evidence, does not grasp the very special nature of America. Maybe he missed that part of growing up as an American. Maybe he really believes that the Constitution impedes “change” rather than existing as a bulwark against tyranny and a blueprint for the governance of a …

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President Has Erroneous View Of American Foreign Policy

by Harrison H. Schmitt America’s self-interested relations with other nations make up a fundamental component of providing for the “common Defence,” as required under the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States. The Founders recognized this fact in many provisions of the Constitution, both in the powers granted to Congress and in the role …

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America Heads toward National Socialism

by Harrison H. Schmitt Americans lost another large slice of liberty with enactment of the 2010 healthcare legislation.Even given their long and sad history of voluntarily, incrementally, and unconstitutionally giving up liberties to the Federal Government in exchange for personal security and insulation from personal responsibility, this loss breaks the heart ­ for the first …

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Parents and Citizens Control Education

by Harrison H. Schmitt The nation’s public education system fails to meet the needs of a representative democracy. Americans who recognize this fact must work to recover the nation’s future before it is irrevocably lost. More tax dollars will not accomplish this recovery. Heaven knows we have tried that approach for half a century with …

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Obamacare is Unconstitutional

by Harrison H. Schmitt The “unalienable rights” stated in the Declaration of Independence include “life” as well as “liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” “Life,” however, implies something very different than “health.” The Declaration’s statement of a right to life coexists with the “liberty” of individual choice of how life shall be lived in “the …

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Extreme National Debt and Tax Burdens are Unsustainable

by Harrison H. Schmitt What are these people in Washington thinking?! Do they believe the rest of us can’t count? Or don’t count! The national debt already stood far too high at about 40% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2009. Now, the President proposes that the FY2011 budget create a total national debt of …

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Congress and President Derelict in War On Terror, Violate Constitution

by Harrison H. Schmitt The Constitution of the United States of America charges the President and Congress, to “provide for the common defence.” Neither entity lives up to this responsibility in spite of both the people and the Constitution being under attack by radical Islam. Beginning with its Preamble, the Constitution gives clear mandates on …

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A Constitutional Healthcare Plan

by Harrison H. Schmitt The current Administration and Congressional leadership, by word and deed, believe in overriding the separation of State and Federal powers embodied in the 10th Amendment to the Constitution. They desire to eventually impose national socialist control over the health care of every American. In so doing, they would further erode American …

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