NOTE: In this letter to Albert Gallatin dated June 16, 1817, Thomas Jefferson discussed the General Welfare Clause after President Monroe had vetoed a bill for the improvement of the Cumberland Road. Monroe did not believe the work fell within the scope of the Clause.Details
On June 8, 1789, James Madison made a statement regarding the introduction of a Bill of Rights, along with the 9th Amendment, which reads: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people Here’s Madison, in his own words: It has been objected also…Details
NOTE: In this letter to Thomas Ritchie on September 15, 1821, James Madison explains how to find the original meaning of the words in the Constitution. That is, through the understanding of those who gave it legal force in their respective state conventions. As a guide in expounding and applying the provisions of the Constitution,…Details
SACRAMENTO, Ca., August 7, 2014 – Yesterday, an important California State Assembly Committee voted unanimously to pass the 4th Amendment Protection Act. But, a new amendment to the bill would “completely kill its purpose” according to supporters.Details
Sometimes you’ve got to Lead, Follow, or Get out of the Way. As far as pushing back on unconstitutional federal power grabs, it seems that Missouri is becoming a strong leader. I think there’s something significant happening there – something to watch and learn from.Details
BACKBONE. This is something that is seriously lacking from politicians in virtually every office at every level of government in this country.Details
No protesting the government? No freedom of the press? Lawmakers jailed? Is this the story of the Soviet Union during the Cold War?
No. It describes the United States in 1798 after the passage of the Sedition Act.Details
THANK YOU: Today we hit our mid-summer fundraising goal – a HUGE thank you goes out to everyone who has pitched in to cover our bills for the next 3 months.
Now, we focus on the next $25K that needs to be raised by 12-31-14, so we can stay focused on 2015 state legislative sessions. But, we can rest easy for at least a few days.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
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