Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Tuesday September 30th 2014

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Federalist 58 by James Madison. 1. Under the proposed Constitution whose interests were represented by the U.S. Senate? Is it so today? If not, how might it be remedied & by what means? 2. How did the Constitution provide for updating representation in Congress? 3. Madison credits the U.S Constitution with assigning the greatest power, that of the “purse strings” to the U.S. House. In your opinion, how might the House assert that power to reduce the size & cost of government today? 4. Explain in your own words Madison’s warning against too many men serving in the House. How might his warning be applied today as calls abound for a more direct democracy & for scrapping the electoral college system? 5. Is democracy the form of government our Founders gave us or was it a republican form? Explain the difference.


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Obama Threatens the U.S. Supreme Court

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY

President Barack Obama is more and more behaving like a petty dictator who thinks he can say and do anything, regardless of the Constitution. Since he has never let the public see any of his college record, it’s becoming hard to believe that he ever taught Constitutional law. Obama’s latest assault on the Constitution was his threat to the U.S. Supreme Court if it declares ObamaCare unconstitutional. He said on April 2: “I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.”

Overturning a congressional law is certainly not unprecedented. Judicial review has been a major part of our constitutional system ever since Marbury v. Madison in 1803. And ObamaCare was not passed by a “strong majority.” The House has 435 members; the Democrats held a 75-seat majority; and ObamaCare passed by only seven votes. ObamaCare passed Congress without a single vote from the Republican Party, and squeaked through by a parliamentary shenanigan called reconciliation that was never intended for anything so sweeping. Obama’s outburst was the result of the fact that the three-day Oral Argument went so badly for ObamaCare that the Administration suddenly realized there is a serious constitutional argument against it.

Obama can’t be taken seriously; he and his Party are devoutly committed to the judicial usurpation of the Supreme Court in striking down the anti-abortion laws of 46 states, passed by 46 democratically elected state legislatures. And at the very same time that Obama hurled his arrogant threat to the Supreme Court, he is having his Attorney General refuse to enforce and try to get the courts to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which was passed by a very strong bipartisan majority and was signed by President Bill Clinton.


Contributing Editor, Phyllis Schlafly, is Founder and President of Eagle Forum, a national radio show host, and a best-selling author.


Used with the permission of Eagle Forum.