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As a sophomore in high school, I am required to take American History for my history credit. I have always loved history, and especially the history of our nation, but this class completely changed my view on government and human nature. On the very first day of class my teacher,
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On Monday morning I watched the President’s national address following the mass shooting outside a Las Vegas hotel Sunday night that claimed over 55 lives and injuring over 400. He urged prayer and unity, exhorting:  “Scripture teaches us the Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are
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“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”  –Joseph Goebbels Newspeak  In the novel, “1984,” George Orwell’s unsettling prophecy of a totalitarian society, Newspeak was the official language of Oceania. It was devised to limit freedom of thought. New words
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The danger of an Article V convention (which made James Madison “tremble”, caused Alexander Hamilton “dread”, and Chief Justice John Jay to say that another convention would impose an “extravagant risque”) is this: the delegates to the convention can run away: instead of proposing amendments to our existing Constitution, they
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On Tuesday, I received an email to attend Compact Commission Meeting and Inquiry into H. Con. Res. 73: Partnering with the States on a Federal Balanced Budget Amendment from BalancedBudgetCompact.org.  While making “conservative and constitutional sounding” statements, they are promoting the same non-action of most of the push by BBA supporters
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“…of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people; commencing demagogues, and ending tyrants.” Federalist No. 1 (5th para), Alexander Hamilton. Those who have read Article I, §8, clauses 1-16 of our federal Constitution
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Article V is a vital one, and may be one of the most important of the Constitution. It sets forth the process for amendments, should times and circumstances warrant it. In the past, changes to a form of government in most countries were accomplished by revolution. The amendment process allowed
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The Constitution was written with the intent that it must endure for ages to come and be adaptable to the various crises of human affairs. Edmund Randolph, one of the five men charged with drafting the document, observed that it was necessary to stick to basic, “essential principles only; lest
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On Wednesday, New Mexico rescinded all previous resolutions from decades ago that call for an Article V Constitutional Convention to amend the US Constitution. According to resolution, which was introduced by Speaker of the House Brian Egolf (D), joint resolutions passed in 1951, 1965, and 1976 that made an application
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Those who have advanced a Constitutional Convention in the terms of an Article V Convention, have often said that people were in agreement that there should be a constitutional amendment for congressmen and senators to only be able to serve so many terms.  However, that is very surface level, and
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