Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 30 2012

King Andrew and the Bank

http://www.neh.gov/humanities/2008/januaryfebruary/feature/king-andrew-and-the-bank On July l0, 1832, President Andrew Jackson sent a message to the United States Senate. He returned unsigned, with his objections, a bill that extended the charter of the Second Bank of the United States, due to expire in 1836, for another fifteen years. As Jackson drily noted, the bill was presented to him …

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Jul 10 2012

The Principles of 98

In 1798, James Madison wrote “The Virginia Resolutions” and Thomas Jefferson wrote “The Kentucky Resolutions”. Both documents supported the position that states have the right to challenge the constitutionality of federal laws and refuse to enforce them if they are found to be unconstitutional. In the summer of 1798, Congress passed a law that became …

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Jul 01 2012

The New Revolution

I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution Take a bow for the new revolution Smile and grin at the change all around me Pick up my guitar and play Just like yesterday And I’ll get on my knees and pray We don’t get fooled again The Who – from “Won’t Get Fooled Again” Future …

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