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Our Election System


Our Election System vs Pure Democracy Mike Kapic October 1, 2019 An alarming movement is crossing the country, one that threatens the foundation of our presidential election system. State legislatures are being pressed to endorse the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC) and ignore the democratic and constitutional Electoral College voting procedure in all future…

A Year of Donald Trump in the White House

Dysfunctional Congress


Trump Executive Order Could Save Taxpayers Billions by David Ditch, October 16, 2019 It’s rare to find good news when it comes to the federal government’s fiscal health. The national debt is now a staggering $22.8 trillion, the current fiscal year deficit is likely to exceed $1 trillion, and annual federal spending increases far exceed economic growth…


True or False Religion?


Barr: America’s Religious Foundation Is Crumbling The attorney general makes the case for morality while panning the “religion” of government. Nate Jackson · Oct. 15, 2019 “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other,” said John Adams in 1798. Some things don’t change,…


Shaping the EC: History


[Editor: This is the entire 14 part series by Rodney Dodsworth and his Article V Blog on the Founders invention and evolution of the presidency and the Electoral College. A day-by-day account behind the closed doors of the 1787 Constitutional convention.] By Rodney Dodsworth, Aug 5, 2019 Part I Not until the waning days of…


Shaping the Electoral College, Part XIV


Shaping the Electoral College, Part XIV By Rodney Dodsworth, Sept 19, 2019 September 6th & 7th, 1787. Putting it all together. With an eye on keeping separation of powers and preventing corruption of the executive branch, our Framers on September 6th 1787 put the finishing touches to Article II. Rufus King and Elbridge Gerry of…


Red Flag Law Dangers


Why ‘Red Flag’ Confiscation Orders Are So Dangerous for Gun Rights BY TTAG CONTRIBUTOR  By Dr. John Edeen September 28, 2019 “Red flag” laws are currently in effect in 15 states and the District of Columbia. Hawaii’s and Nevada’s red flag laws will take effect on January 1, 2020. These laws allow courts to issue…


Shaping the Electoral College, Part XIII


Shaping the Electoral College, Part XIII  By Rodney Dodsworth, Sept 16, 2019 September 5th, 1787—George Mason prefers the government of Prussia. As we know, the Convention adjourned on September 17th and forwarded the draft Constitution to Congress. At this late stage, September 5th, delegates were rapidly filling-in the Constitution’s various powers and limits. It’s all…


Danger–Safe Harbor Ahead


The Multi-Billion Dollar Solution – Repeal Safe Harbor Andrew Mangione Mar 03, 2018 President Trump made it very clear in his State of the Union Address that he wanted to address the high cost of health care, including out-of-control drug prices.  Well, what if the simple repeal of a law would generate both tens of…


Shaping the Electoral College, Part XII


Shaping the Electoral College, Part XII By Rodney Dodsworth, Sept 12, 2019 September 4th, 1787 David Brearley (NJ) delivered another partial report from the Committee of Eleven, which was established on August 31st. Composed of one delegate from each state, the committee considered postponed clauses.1 After addressing Congressional authority over foreign and interstate commerce, the Convention…


Don’t Panic Over Climate Change


And don’t give away your freedoms because of propaganda By Robert Villella, Sept 30, 2019 Liberals and Democrats want us to believe climate change will hurt humanity. That is a hoax, pure propaganda. In recent weeks the United Nations Climate Action Summit, the Youth Strike 4 Climate and the Democrats’ Climate Town Hall have grabbed the…


Shaping the Electoral College, Part XI


Shaping the Electoral College, Part XI By Rodney Dodsworth, Sept 9, 2019 In Convention August 24th, 1787 – His Excellency, the President of the United States of America. Today’s Summary: First formal use of “President.” • Single seven year term. • Elected by Congress, by joint session or by each house separately? • By joint…


No Plan for Growing Debt


by Stuart MacPhail October 2019 Ohio Sen. Huffman Calls for Convention to Address Debt – In an early September speech to a Lima Ohio Optimist Club, State Senator Matt Huffman peppered his talk with historical trivia about the nation’s founding and a history lesson on the Constitution.  He ended with a warning about America’s future….


Shaping the Electoral College, Part X


Shaping the Electoral College, Part X By Rodney Dodsworth, Sept 5, 2019 July 26th, 1787 – Back to Square One. “We are,” James Wilson reminded delegates, “providing a constitution for future generations, and not merely for the peculiar circumstances of the moment.” Colonel George Mason (VA) reviewed the modes of Executive election. None of them…


States Debt


[The following is a trilogy of states debt reports from three separate sources. For American taxpayers, this concern is in addition to the threat to their bank accounts of the continuing annual deficits that contribute to the $22 trillion in national debt plus Social Security & Medicare commitments of $56 trillion. Editor] WSJ Sept 28,…


Shaping the Electoral College, Part XIII


Shaping the Electoral College, Part XIII By Rodney Dodsworth, Sept 16, 2019 September 5th, 1787—George Mason prefers the government of Prussia. As we know, the Convention adjourned on September 17th and forwarded the draft Constitution to Congress. At this late stage, September 5th, delegates were rapidly filling-in the Constitution’s various powers and limits. It’s all…


Shaping the Electoral College, Part IX


Shaping the Electoral College, Part IX  By Rodney Dodsworth, September 2, 2019 July 25th, 1787. Despite trodding familiar ground once again, we can see today the Framers’ determination to craft a corruption-free mode of election such that new Presidents could faithfully execute their duties. The Framers’ President wasn’t the leader or product of a political…

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