Constitution 101: Who Knows Their 11th Amendment?

scday3b_11151367By Matt

So who here knows what the 11th Amendment states? If you asked Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump or most other politicians for that matter, its pretty unlikely any of them would know what it is. Its not just politicians who wouldn’t know what the 11th Amendment says. Most of the American people also probably wouldn’t know what it says either, that is, without first conducting a google search. Continue reading

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ISIS – Reagan’s Words Regarding Peace And War

reagan-a-time-for-choosingBy Matt

Considering all the instability happening on the world scene these days, specifically the spread of Islamic radicals like ISIS, I thought I’d draw a video from my video’s section and post it on the main page to show what Reagan’s general thoughts were about peace and war. I think his words might shed some light on the apparent choice of whether to actively fight or simply appease our enemies via “containment” for example.

The following is from Reagan’s famous “A Time For Choosing” speech when he stumped for Barry Goldwater’s election for president:

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Article V Of The Constitution. The Final Straw? Part II

artivleVnewBy Matt

For those unfamiliar with Article V of the Constitution, and the second yet to be used method of amending the Constitution, via a convention of states, I invite you to refer to conventionofstates.com or my previous article on this subject. My reason for writing Part II is having written on this subject initially, I didn’t anticipate the degree to which many good, like-minded conservatives had a degree of apprehension toward utilizing this method of amendment. I truly believe in this cause, I hope to address some of those concerns in this article, and to respectfully explain why I have come to fully support an Article V convention of the states as the only solution as big as our current problems. Continue reading

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“We Are All Republicans, We Are All Federalists”

we are all republicansBy Matt

If anyone is interested in reading the words of a real statesman, some encouraging words, words filled with wisdom and humility, I highly recommend you read Thomas Jefferson’s first inaugural address. It’s probably only a few pages long. You won’t be sorry for having done so. That’s from whence the famous phrase “We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists” comes. Sorry, sometimes I don’t like ending my sentences with a preposition…sometimes. In this address, Jefferson called for unified country, a republican country (lower-case “r”), and a moral country. Do we possess those three attributes today? I’m not sure our country currently collectively possesses a single one of those attributes. Perhaps we are not so far gone however that our country can in fact undergo a renewal. I pray we can. Studying this address might be a good place to start. Continue reading

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“A Republic, If You Can Keep It”

ben_franklin-1-2-e1336601575917By Matt

I’ll admit it. I’m sort of obsessed with the Constitution. Perhaps its because I have a Type A personality and I like the idea of the sort of structure, order, and predictability that any Constitution should…should in theory create, if actually adhered to. Perhaps its because I consider myself a conservative, and know from studying American history that while the Constitution created a more centralized form of government than the States had at the time of its creation, it at the very same time actively works to diffuse government power and guarantee liberty to the individual. I think the latter is more so that which has caused me to revere the Constitution, learn more about its formation, and has made me want to know how best to preserve and promote it. Continue reading

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Obama’s Executive Order Hypocrisy

constitution-fireBy Matt

Bookmark the following videos and pass them around. Obama is truly breaking new ground here. He really is. This isn’t Obamacare, where conservatives say its unconstitutional and liberals say it is constitutional, and the two sides disagree. OBAMA said the executive action he is about to take on immigration is unconstitutional, just a few years ago. He didn’t say this TYPE of thing was unconstitutional….he said THIS was unconstitutional…and he’s about to do it anyway. Now, I ask, what does that say about him as a person: Continue reading

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Article V Of The Constitution. The Final Straw?

article-v-vidBy Matt

James Madison, a Federalist, and therefore a proponent for passage of the Constitution and of a stronger central government, affectionately known as the “father of the Constitution”, in arguing for the Constitutions passage and in trying to alleviate the fears of those citizens skeptical about giving more power to a central government, said in Federalist 45, “The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and infinite.” That was a mouthful of a sentence, huh? Again, that promise, of a limited federal government, was written by an advocate for a stronger central government, and by the man who was said to have written much of what came to be our Constitution. It really goes to show you how generally united both Federalist and Anti-Federalists were in their belief in limited government, despite the Constitutions formation. Continue reading

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