Down with the DOE!

There are no teachers in the Federal Department of Education. This bureaucracy only takes resources from the education process. In Oregon, as a state we spend $9257/year per student on education. In addition, the Federal Govt. taxes the citizens of Oregon $1500/year, per student, of which it returns $1000 in the form of block grants.…

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Selective Reading Of The Constitution

One favored method of dismissing the sovereignty of state governments is to quote the Supremacy Clause, saying that since the Constitution is the supreme law of the land that state laws are necessarily subordinate to federal law. The only problem with this reading is that they fail to read the entire Supremacy Clause. To remedy…

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An Open Letter To Nancy Pelosi

Representative Pelosi, I heard you on the news laugh at a reporter when he asked the question “Where in the constitution does the congress have the authority to control healthcare in America.” So I thought I should ask you: “What are the powers granted under the Constitution as you read it?” Better yet, (because I…

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Colossal Ignorance

This post is inspired by the continual misunderstanding of the “General Welfare” clause of the U.S. Constitution.  This is one of the most misunderstood parts of the Constitution. Most statists think this phrase gives the Federal Government carte blanche to spend money on anything that may be good for anyone in the U.S.  Stating it…

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