Under the Constitution, the president has no authority to declare war, even if Congress tries to delegate that power to the executive branch.Details
I loved playing with Silly Putty when I was a kid. My favorite Silly Putty activity involved pressing it onto newsprint. The putty would pick up whatever was underneath – creating a mirror image. I thought it was a hoot to press it on the Sunday comics and get a copy of Snoopy or Beetle Baily. Then I would pull the edges of the Silly Putty and distort the picture into all kinds of weird contortions.Details
An Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) is not the same as a declaration of war. An AUMF is the Congress abdicating its power and allowing the president to usurp it. More importantly, it allows the president to start a war.Details
After a year of delays,* an article on how the Constitution uses the word “emoluments” has finally appeared. The study indirectly absolves President Trump of claims that he is violating the Constitution by receiving profits from enterprises whose customers include foreign governments.Details
The “general welfare” clause does not give the federal government the power to do anything it wantsDetails
On January 2, 1788, the State of Georgia ratified the Constitution for the United States. Georgia was the fourth state to do so. The ratification message was short and to the point, and there appears to have been little debate.
The following ratification text is taken from the Library of Congress’s copy of Elliot’s Debates.Details