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Does ObamaCare violate the US Constitution?

June 25, 2011

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The Myth The individual mandate of the new National Health Care Law does not violate the Constitution because it is authorized by the commerce clause. The health care law in itself is authorized by the general welfare clause. This law does not violate the Constitution in any way. The Truth The Constitution in no way […]

What does the Supremacy Clause mean?

June 18, 2011

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The Myth All laws passed by the Federal Government are the supreme law of the land. The Supreme Court is the final and absolute authority when it comes to determining the constitutionality of federal laws. Until the Supreme Court declares a law unconstitutional all individuals and States are bound by that law. The Truth According […]

The First Amendment guarantees you freedom of religion not freedom from religion.

June 6, 2011

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The Myths No one who is paid by any government agency, at any level of government, may lead others in prayer or use any religious language in a public setting.  No religious objects such as crosses or nativity scenes can be placed on public land no matter if it is local, state, or federal land. […]

Is collective bargaining a fundamental right that is enshrined in the US Constitution?

June 2, 2011

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The Myths 1. Collective bargaining is a fundamental right that is protected by the freedom to assemble clause of the First Amendment. 2. Collective bargaining is one of those fundamental rights that are implied by the 9th Amendment 3. The US Congress is granted the power to establish uniform collective bargaining laws by the commerce […]