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Did the 14th Amendment really incorporate the Bill of Rights?

July 28, 2011

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The Myth The Fourteenth Amendment incorporated the Bill of Rights down to the State and local level. This granted the Supreme Court the power to strike down any State and local law it feels violates the Bill of Rights. The Truth It is only possible to make the case that the 14th Amendment extended the […]

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 […]

Does the US Supreme Court have the power to veto State Laws involving our most fundamental rights?

May 24, 2011

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The Myth The Fourteenth Amendment gives the Supreme Court the power to strike down any State Law that it feels violates the Bill of Rights ot the US Constitution. The Truth The Bill of Rights of the US Constitution was never meant to the apply to the Sates. The Bill of Rights only limits the […]