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Proposing Amendments


‘Messing With the Constitution’ by Thomas Sowell PhD In recent years, a small but growing number of people have advocated a convention of states to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States. The reaction to the proposal has been hostile, out of all proportion to either the originality or the danger of such…


Slavery: As Old As Humanity


Slavery: What They Didn’t Teach in My High School     Larry Elder · Jul. 12, 2018 A man I have known since grade school changed his name, years ago, to an Arabic one. He told me he rejected Christianity as “the white man’s religion that justified slavery.” He argued Africans taken out of that continent were owed…


The Vote, Census, EC, & Immigration Plan


One American News Network on the plan for voting, census, Electoral College and immigration for one party.


Constitution’s Commerce Clause Abused


How a Misstep Can Shape the Supreme Court By WILLIAM J. WATKINS JR. July 31, 2019 John Paul Stevens died in mid-July at the age of 99. He was the third-longest-serving justice on the U.S. Supreme Court before his retirement in 2010. Nominated by Gerald Ford in 1975, the Senate confirmed Justice Stevens by a 98-0 vote. Looking back on the…


“American’s Fix Things!”


The people can do what Congress will not By Sven Hanson / Aug 12, 2019 The only solution to the campaign finance disaster we face is amending the U.S. Constitution via a states convention as provided in Article V of the U.S. Constitution. We will do this because we have to. There is rarely a subject today…


SCOTUS Considering School Choice


Supreme Court Considers Voiding State Rules Barring School Choice By Rob Natelson August 12, 2019 School choice advocates often must tiptoe around their own state constitutions. Many contain bans on aid to certain groups. Opponents cite those bans to claim school choice is unconstitutional. Courts sometimes agree. But some of those bans violate the First…


Political & Economic Liberty


WSJ August 3, 2019 When the Market Meets Morality Rev. Robert A. Sirico has spent decades defending capitalism from the left. Today the attacks come from the right too. By William McGurn | 1617 words Grand Rapids, Mich. Like most parish priests, the pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church has plenty to do…


Reason For the Second Amendment


The Argument Beneath the Surface of Gun Control The mood in the wake of dozens of dead in mass shootings is, understandably, to “do something.” But it is precisely the vagueness of this “something” that presents an enormous danger. Kenneth LaFave, August 15, 2019 The shock of three mass shootings in a week has prompted…


States Have Rights Too!


WSJ July 20, 2019 Abortion Rulings in Alaska Prompt Governor To Cut Court Funding By Ethan Millman | 660 words Alaska’s American Civil Liberties Union chapter is suing Gov. Mike Dunleavy after he said he would cut funding for the state’s Supreme Court in retaliation to abortion-related rulings. In a line-item veto, Mr. Dunleavy cut…


In God We Trust


“In God We Trust” becomes the national motto  by Tara Ross July 30, 2019 On this day in 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a law making “In God We Trust” the national motto. Interesting timing for this anniversary, given the news coming out of South Dakota and Kentucky? “In God We Trust” became the national…


Rediscovering Tact


WSJ July 20, 2019 America Needs to Rediscover Tact In our politics, holding back and minimizing pain has given way to rubbing people’s noses in defeat. By Peggy Noonan | 1210 words I want to kick away from the daily and get to something larger. We are a nation of just under 330 million. We…


Time To Use Article V


Writer Says ‘It’s About Time to Use Article V’ –  In a recent commentary carried in The SandPaper, a newsmagazine for east-central New Jersey, the author says “We all, presumably, love and respect the Constitution of the United States.  So why do we ignore Article V?”  The article by John M. Imperiale is entitled Constitutional Correction Course –…


Defensive Firearms Used Daily


Guns Saved These Americans From Assault and Robbery in July Amy Swearer / Lucas Drill / August 07, 2019 Firearms are used defensively about 1 million times a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the wake of tragic mass shootings, such as those occurring in recent days in El Paso, Texas, and…


Is America’s Religious Liberty Threatened?


[This is the first debate of a two part series] WSJ July 27, 2019 Yes, American Religious Liberty Is in Peril Today’s administrative state is on a collision course with traditional religious communities, and the key battleground is sexual morality. By David French | 1671 words As the 2020 presidential contest begins, it’s worth reflecting…


The Sound of God


The impact and sound of battle can be felt in the soul.


Dem’s Blue Dog Debt Solution


[This collection of two articles comes from Article V Caucus Newsletter] by Stuart MacPhail  August, 2019 A June 25 statement issued by the Democratic Blue Dog Coalition says: “The nonpartisan CBO report should sound alarm bells within both parties to work together to get our nation out of this fiscal mess.  If we don’t act, future generations will…

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