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Fox News recently reported, “After postponing the order multiple times, the nation’s highest court rejected a review of Peruta v. California. In the case, gun rights activists argued that a ‘good cause’ requirement on concealed carry permits is too restrictive.” At issue, in this case, is concealed carry and whether a

The Third Amendment reads, “No soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war except in a manner prescribed by law.”   This Amendment, introduced by James Madison, was important to the Framers because of the callous

The Second Amendment reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The much-maligned Second Amendment makes all other rights possible, which explains why it is under constant attack by those

By now, you should be seeing a trend in our study of the Constitution.  The Articles set up the form and intent of the Federal Government. But many of the Framers believed this was inadequate for their peace of mind in ratifying this first-ever document. They believed eventually the Federal government would encroach on individual

“…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

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

If you approach the study of our Constitution with the mental image of building a house, it’s easier to comprehend and retain what you are learning. The original four short pages that make up the seven Articles of the Constitution provide the concrete foundation and the framework. The authors were

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Rutherford Institute has joined with a broad spectrum of nearly 30 organizations to urge that federal law be strengthened to protect federal employees who speak out against government waste, fraud and misconduct and who are the foundation for assuring government accountability. In its letter to President

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

What’s the real problem with our federal government?  That people in Congress serve too many terms?  And if we get an Amendment to limit their terms, will our Land be healed? Of course not!  The real problem is that the politicians we elect ignore our Constitution – yet we keep