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Can the President really use the EPA to enact Cap and Trade?

April 30, 2011

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The Myth The president can use executive departments such as the EPA or Health and Human Services to issue rules and regulations that have the full force of laws.  The Truth According to the Constitution the legislative branch of the US government is the only branch authorized to write and pass laws. The legislative does […]

Is the separation of church and state really in the Constitution?

April 26, 2011

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The Myth The First Amendment of the US Constitution created a separation of church and state that mandates any and all religion must be completely removed from all levels of government.  No religious education of any kind can take place in schools funded by the government. No religious activities can take place on property owned by government. No object, even […]

Does the Federal Government have complete control over the States?

April 25, 2011

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The Myths The Federal Government has complete control over the States. The States must comply with all laws passed by the US Congress. The Federal Government can own and control land inside of a State and determine how that land is used. The Truth The States must comply with laws passed by the US Congress […]

What does the commerce clause really mean?

April 24, 2011

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The Myth The commerce clause gives the federal government the power to force us to buy health insurance along with the power to control any type activity that even remotely impacts the buying and selling of any type of goods at any level. The Truth The Interstate commerce clause only gives the federal government the power to […]

Is healthcare a right?

April 24, 2011

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The Myth  Progressives claim basic necessity such as healthcare are basic rights and these rights must be granted by government. The Facts If the government grants us our basic needs even if they are labeled as rights the  government can take away these rights or withhold them to force us to comply with their wishes. Our […]

Do our rights come from the government?

April 23, 2011

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The Myth It has been argued by progressives that the government grants us our rights. These rights can be our most basic rights such as freedom of speech The Facts  If our rights are granted to us by our government then they can be taken from us by our government. We then exercise these rights only at the […]