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Do Executive Orders Violate the Constitution ?

January 12, 2013


The Myths Presidents can issue executive orders that are legally binding on the general public.  These executive orders are backed by the full force of law just like laws passed through the formal legislative process.  A president can use executive orders to go around congress. The president can use executive orders to modify laws passed […]

How did the framers of the Constitution define “States’ Rights”?

August 7, 2011


The Myth This whole notion of States’ Rights is nothing more than code words for slavery and segregation. If you are talking about State rights you are a racist. The Truth Southern States did in fact use the phrase States’ Rights as an excuse to justify slavery and segregation. However this was only the excuse […]

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

July 28, 2011


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 […]

Is Social Justice Compatible with our Constitution?

July 7, 2011


The Myth Social justice is entirely compatible with our Constitution. It does not violate any provision or principle of the Constitution. The Truth Social justice is based on fundamental set of philosophies that is the direct opposite of the fundamental sets of philosophies our Constitution is based on. These two sets of philosophies are in […]

Does ObamaCare violate the US Constitution?

June 25, 2011


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


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 […]

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

June 2, 2011


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 […]