As Samuel Adams and James Otis warned, supporting the idea of a “living breathing” constitution has destroyed our foundationDetails
Under the Constitution, the president was delegated the authority to execute laws passed by Congress, not create them with the stroke of a pen.Details
In 2016, the world will witness a Civil War. However, it will not on be fought on the streets of America, but on the big screen. Marvel’s Civil War is destined to draw huge money all over the world – and I do not think its theme could be timelier. This movie is based off…Details
Because the federal government – including the federal courts – is a creature of the people of the states, its opinion can never be the final word on what is constitutional or not.Details
Most people today have no sense of how small the federal government is actually supposed to be. But a 19th century veto from President James Madison helps explain.Details
What is the federal government constitutionally authorized to do? The short answer, according to James Madison, not a whole lot.Details
One of the most common complaints of constitutionalists against the conduct of our federal government is that the judiciary at all levels routinely oversteps its boundaries, intruding into those areas that are beyond its constitutional reach.Details
Speaking in Forth Worth, Texas on Sept 4, 2010, Tom Woods explains Jefferson’s view of the courts.
“The federal government IS the problem …and last I checked, the federal courts are part of the federal government.”Details
Chief Justice John Marshall (in office 1801-1835) is often identified with an expansive “big government” interpretation of the Constitution. Fans of big government cite him as an ally; opponents as an enemy.
This view of Marshall is a caricature.Details