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What those who ignorantly support the Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) overlook is that our Constitution is one of enumerated powers only. That means that everything which we authorized the federal government to do is actually listed in the Constitution. Look at Art. I, Sec. 8, clauses 3-16: It lists –
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1. With the U.S. Constitution, We The People created the federal government. It is our “creature”, and has no powers other than those We delegated to it in Our Constitution. Webster’s American Dictionary of the English Language (1828), says re “constitution”: “…In free states, the constitution is paramount to the
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On election night, November 2, 2010, Rep. John Boehner said in his victory speech: …While our new majority will serve as your voice in the people’s House, we must remember it is the president who sets the agenda for our government. … [emphasis added] Next morning, Ezra Klein commented in
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1. “Judicial Power” refers to a court’s power to hear and decide cases. Art. III §2, U.S. Constitution, lists the cases which federal courts are permitted to hear. They may hear only cases: a) Arising under the Constitution, or the Laws of the United States, or Treaties made under the
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We will never solve our political and fiscal problems if we continue in our present state of ignorance of the fundamental distinction between the federal Constitution and the State Constitutions. With our federal Constitution, we created a national government to which we delegated only a handful of enumerated powers. If
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1. With the U.S. Constitution, We The People created the federal government. It is our “creature”, and has no powers other than those We delegated to it in Our Constitution. Webster’s American Dictionary of the English Language (1828), says re “constitution”: “…In free states, the constitution is paramount to the
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Our own Ignorance is destroying us. Mark Twain wrote in his autobiography: “In religion and politics people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other
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[two_third]Our Constitution is a glorious document. This one page chart depicts the Structure of the federal government we created when we ratified our Constitution; and lists the “limited & enumerated powers” we delegated to the federal government over the Country at Large. In a nutshell, our Constitution authorizes the federal
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The miracle of our federal Constitution was that the States created a federal government, which, by means of exercising the enumerated powers listed in the Constitution, was enabled to “secure” our God given Rights in specific ways.
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It is the dogma of our time that proponents of government “safety net” programs hold the so-called moral high ground. Accordingly, progressives preen over their own “compassion”; and many who pretend to be conservatives chime in that they too “believe in safety net programs.” But safety net programs are unconstitutional
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