The Declaration of Independence and Constitutional Interpretation

What role does the Declaration have in constitutional interpretation, if any?

When it comes to understanding the meaning of the Constitution, many Americans don’t give the Declaration of Independence the first thought. But some argue that as the founding American document, everything hangs on it, and we must interpret the Constitution exclusively through the Declaration. They view the Constitution and the government it created as a mechanism through which we realize principles laid out in the Declaration of Independence. 

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Louisiana Action Alert: Prohibit Implementation of Common Core

Louisiana HB556 would prohibit implementation of Common Core State Standards and provides for implementation of prior standards.

Status: This bill was introduced in the House on March 10, 2014 and was referred to the House Education Committee on the same date. YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED NOW to make sure this legislation is passed by the committee.

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Minnesota Action Alert: Help Privacy Bill Move Forward

Minnesota bill HF3173 requires government entities to obtain search warrants before obtaining personal identifying information, particularly electronic data, on an individual.

Status: This bill was introduced in the House on March 19, 2014 and was referred to the Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee on the same date.

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Missouri Action Alert: Help Nullify Agenda 21

Missouri HB1647, a bill to protect property rights from Agenda 21 and other similar measures passed the Missouri state house on Monday, April 28, 2014.  (Learn more about the bill here.)

Status: Referred to the Senate Committee on General Laws where it will have to pass by majority vote before it can be considered by the full Senate.

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Missouri Action Alert: 2nd Amendment Preservation Act Moving Forward

Missouri bill HB 1439, the Second Amendment Preservation Act, was passed by the State House and moved forward in the Senate committee on 04/15/2014 (click here to learn more about this bill).

YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED NOW to make sure the bill is scheduled on the Senate floor for a final vote.  Here is what you need to do ensure this bill becomes law in Missouri.

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