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October 06, 2014


Federalist 62. Madison reminds us that the election of U.S. Senators by their respective state legislatures secured state rights or authority. In your opinion, how might a return to this vital constitutional principle become a key element in empowering a push back against federal intrusion into powers our heaven inspired Constitution clearly retained as jurisdictionally belonging to state & local governments, to families & individuals, to private businesses, churches, & charities?


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Joseph Story, the Natural Law, and Modern Jurisprudence

Joseph Story, the Natural Law, and Modern Jurisprudence

DIARMUID F. O'SCANNLAIN, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract Joseph Story As a natural law thinker, Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story believed that human nature is inherent and unchangeable. Story wrote that God fixed the laws of mankind’s being, and thus it is “altogether unchangeable in its first principles.” But whereas Story’s [...]

The Palladium of the Liberties of the Republic—Justice Joseph Story

The Palladium of the Liberties of the Republic—Justice Joseph Story

Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story LIBERTY LETTERS, JOSEPH STORY, 1833 The next amendment is: "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." The importance of this article will scarcely be doubted by any persons, who have duly reflected [...]

Interposition and the Heresy of Nullification: James Madison and the Exercise of Sovereign Constitutional Powers

Interposition and the Heresy of Nullification: James Madison and the Exercise of Sovereign Constitutional Powers

Professor Christian G. Fritz,  First Principles Series, Heritage Foundation Abstract: The seemingly unstoppable growth of the federal government has led to a revival, in some circles, of the discredited notion of nullification as a legitimate constitutional mechanism for states to reassert their sovereign powers. Proponents of this doctrine [...]

Defense Authorization Bill Still Savages the Constitution

Defense Authorization Bill Still Savages the Constitution

By Dennis Behreandt Despite a tremendous, last-minute outcry from both sides of the political aisle, the U.S. Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 by a vote of 93 to 7 on December 1. Civil libertarians on both the left and the right opposed passage because the measure contained language allowing the [...]

When Clarence Thomas Came for a Visit

When Clarence Thomas Came for a Visit

Mark W. Hendrickson, The Center for Vision and Values On Tuesday, November 15, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas visited Grove City College. (1) I had a choice to make—whether to meet him or attend to the tons of work I had to finish before several looming deadlines. I don’t share our society’s fascination with famous people. I [...]

William Blackstone: The Third Absolute Right

William Blackstone: The Third Absolute Right

Liberty Letters Quote of the Day, William Blackstone, 1765 The third absolute right, inherent in every Englishman, is that of property: which consists in the free use, enjoyment, and disposal of all his acquisitions, without any control or diminution, save only by the laws of the land. The original of private property is probably founded in [...]

What George Washington REALLY Thought About the Constitution

What George Washington REALLY Thought About the Constitution

By Dennis Behreandt Visitors to The Atlantic’s Website on November 1 were likely enticed by the prospect of learning from “Murrow Award winning legal analyst and commentator” Andrew Cohen what George Washington, the nation’s first president and most well-known Founding Father, “thought about the Constitution.” Darkly, Cohen warned [...]

TSA and America’s Misplaced Rage

TSA and America’s Misplaced Rage

By Dennis Behreandt When blogger Jill Filipovic, who writes at Feministe.us, opened her luggage after passing through a TSA checkpoint, she found an unexpected surprise. Taking to Twitter, she wrote: “Just unpacked my suitcase and found this note from TSA. Guess they discovered a ‘personal item’ in my bag. Wow.” The note, [...]

Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, MASSACHUSETTS § 61. ABOUT the period when the Plymouth colonists completed their voyage, James the First, with a view to promote more effectually the interests of the second or northern company, granted1 to the Duke of Lenox and [...]

Who Needs the Senate?

Who Needs the Senate?

New Common Sense, Heritage Foundation During a recent campaign event in North Carolina for his jobs plan, President Obama remarked to his admiring crowd: “If you love me, you’ve got to help me pass this bill!” Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) showed no love for Obama this past week. To avoid voting on (or more appropriately, voting for) [...]

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