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Sep 21 2017

Quiz on the U.S. Constitution

Can the Constitution be altered or changed? Answer = yes, the ability to amend the Constitution is outlined in Article V Does the President make the laws? Answer = no, they are made by Congress Name the three branches of government outlined in the Constitution Answer = Legislative, Executive, Judicial Does the Constitution establish the …

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May 10 2017

The Constitution Protects Our Rights

The Constitution of the United States protects the natural rights of the individual against interference by the government. A natural right is a fundamental freedom or privilege that exists in a natural state prior to the formation of any government or system of laws. A short list of basic rights includes: life, liberty, property, and …

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Apr 29 2017

Preamble to the U.S. Constitution

This is a one sentence prelude to the U.S. Constitution designed to introduce the foundational principles and purposes that guided its formation. We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings …

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Dec 04 2016

Flag Burning is Protected Criticism

Most of us don’t like the idea of burning our flag. The flag represents some of our most treasured principles. It represents liberty, self government, and the elevation of the rights of individuals over the rights of the government. It also represents the history of fighting for those principles and the willingness to sacrifice life …

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Jun 20 2016

Individual Liberty Spawns Exceptional Achievement

The Constitution of the United States is designed to protect the liberty of individual citizens, instead of protecting the collective power granted to the government. All other forms of government that subjugate the individual for the sake of society, also squash and suppress the efforts of the individual to express their opinions, beliefs, imagination, creativity, …

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Jun 06 2016

Flag Burning is a Protected Expression

In the United States, we have decided, as a nation, that there are certain basic and natural freedoms that exist before any form of government is decided upon. These natural freedoms are given protection against interference by the government in the section of our Constitution known as the “Bill of Rights”. In the Bill of …

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May 16 2016

Qualifications to be President of the USA

The oath of office for the President of the U.S. swears to: . . . faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. There are two areas mentioned: to “faithfully execute the office of President” …

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Apr 25 2016

Background of the Electoral College

Bashing the Electoral College has become popular, using the rationale that it is an outdated and un-democratic means for electing a president. The Electoral College is an intermediary between the vote of the people and the election of the President of the United States. A population proportionate number of electoral delegates (just like the House …

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Mar 30 2016

Enumerated Powers of the US Government

The United States Constitution is designed to expressly define and limit the powers of government to prevent it from devolving into tyranny and the abandonment of liberty. The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly …

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Feb 21 2016

The Government We Want

We want our government to: Protect us from harm Protect our property Protect our rights Limit itself to only efforts that involve these protections We want our government to avoid: Allowing us to be harmed – war, terrorism, irresponsible behavior and neglect Taking our property – excessive taxation, eminent domain, illegal search and seizure Failing …

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