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National Federalism Task Force

States are Calling for a National Federalism Task Force By Stuart MacPhail – February 2020 Ken Ivory, a member of the State Legislators’ Article V Caucus Steering Committee and former Utah State Representative has submitted the following challenge to all US state legislators: In 2005, I was elected chairman of a chamber of commerce that had…

4 Common Capitalism Myths Debunked

The term Marx coined stuck and has led to some confusion about why markets actually work. James Davenport – January 9, 2018 One of the most disappointing things I face as a college professor is the lack of understanding most students have regarding capitalism. The simple fact is, despite its importance to our daily lives, relatively few…

Article V Progress Report

Updated Article V Progress Report is Now Available By Stuart MacPhail – February 2020 Article V activist David Guldenschuh (an attorney in Georgia) has released his start-of-2020 Article V Convention Legislative Progress Report.  He notes “It was some ten years ago when Rob Natelson published his groundbreaking Article V research for the Goldwater Institute that the…

1619 Project: Fake History

To Fight The 1619 Project’s Lies, Take This Free U.S. History Class Although fact-checking the 1619 Project and offering academic criticism is important, it is not the most effective strategy for winning the hearts and minds of Americans. By Krystina Skurk – FEBRUARY 11, 2020 Although criticism of The New York Times’ 1619 Project has not yet stymied the…

A Convention Strategy

A New Strategy for the Article V Convention of States Movement[i] by Paul Gardiner (Ron Scott & Neal Schuerer also contributed) February 13, 2020 Efforts to convene a Convention of States (COS) to propose important amendments to America’s constitution have been going on for many years. Millions of Americans heartily support the convening of a…

Use it or Lose it!

Article V – Assert our Sovereignty Rodney Dodsworth – January 27, 2020 Use it or lose it. Article V opponents believe America is too corrupt to be trusted with a Convention of the States. They believe We The People fulfilled Ben Franklin’s fears and are no longer fit for self-government, which if true, means we…

How President’s Day Started

This Day in History: Washington’s Birthday (not President’s Day) established On this day (January 31,) in 1879, Congress makes George Washington’s birthday a holiday. As far as the federal government is concerned, there is no such thing as a generic “President’s Day.” Congress specifically decided to celebrate “Washington’s Birthday” on this day so long ago,…

Debt Threat to America

The Bill for US Debt Will Come Due By Stuart MacPhail – February 2020 A Challenge to Political Candidates – “Getting candidates to candidly address the nation’s looming debt crisis may be the biggest challenge facing Americans in 2020”, says Jay Evensen, Columnist for Deseret News (Utah). The writer recounts the declining economies of nations like Venezuela that carry…

Source of Our DC Problem

Wickard v. Filburn: The Supreme Court Case That Gave the Federal Government Nearly Unlimited Power The Constitution creates a government of enumerated powers, which means the federal government is only authorized to do things that are specifically listed in the Constitution. By Antony Davies & James R. Harrigan – February 7, 2020 Every presidential election…

Free Market Thoughts

The Far Left’s Ignorance of Capitalism and Poverty By Jeff Szymanski – February 3, 2020 After 15 years teaching high school economics it never ceases to amaze me how little people understand about capitalism and how it is the poor who need and benefit from it most. Rich people can do well anywhere and would…

Electoral College Update

Challenges to the Electoral College Continue By Stuart MacPhail – February 2020 The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC) proposal continues to push forward.  It’s proponents expect it to go into effect when states holding 270 electors, enough to win a presidential election, have agreed to participate. So far 15 states plus Washington, D.C., have…

SCOTUS Injunction Crackdown

Supreme Court Justices Signal Potential Crackdown On Nationwide Injunctions Justice Neil Gorsuch issued a concurring opinion about the threat nationwide injunctions present to separation of powers and the role of the courts under the Constitution. By Shawn Fleetwood – JANUARY 30, 2020 On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 ruling that the Trump administration may deny green cards…

Are Teachers Underpaid?

No, Teachers Are Not Underpaid Salaries lag in some states, but nationally, wages and benefits outpace the private sector. Andrew Biggs & Jason Richwine –  May 2, 2018 Recent protests across the country have reinforced the perception that public school teachers are dramatically underpaid. They’re not: the average teacher already enjoys market-level wages plus retirement benefits vastly…

9th Circuit Court Promotes Voter Fraud

Arizona appeals court says ballot harvesting law is illegal By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services – January 27, 2020 PHOENIX — Arizona’s law making it a crime to return someone else’s early ballot is illegal, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday. In a divided decision, the majority concluded that the Republican-controlled Legislature enacted…

Court Looks at Electoral College

WSJ January 18, 2020 Supreme Court to Look at Electoral College Rules By Brent Kendall and Jess Bravin | 645 words The high court said it would hear a pair of cases from Colorado and Washington where state law requires presidential electors to vote for the presidential candidate that won the statewide vote. WASHINGTON The…

Supreme Court & Atheism

Supreme Court To Decide If Atheism Can Keep Its Monopoly On K-12 Schools Today the Supreme Court hears a case that could undo a century of decisions that have attacked and undermined religious beliefs by secularizing public education. By Joy Pullmann – JANUARY 22, 2020 Today the U.S. Supreme Court hears a case that could determine whether…

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