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You will find nowhere in Article 1, Section 8, the authority delegated to Congress to tax and spend for education or school firearms training.

If you are like many Americans, you might have assumed that the federal budget process begins with a determination of what activities are lawfully authorized by the United States Constitution along with an analysis of what they will cost.  And then, you might have assumed that these necessary and authorized activities would form the basis around which to organize personnel and material resources. But this assumption would not be accurate.

James Madison, the father of the Constitution, said the General Welfare clause was added to describe the purpose of the limited powers being delegated to the central government, for example, so the central government could use those powers for the “general Welfare” of the union, rather than for the benefit of one State over the other.

Is the legislative act Constitutional? The President must faithfully execute. Is the legislative act unconstitutional? The President must be a check and balance. 

The supremacy clause at Article VI, clause 2, US Constitution, says: “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the

Editor’s Note:  Publius Huldah has always been very specific when she writes her articles to deal with the Constitution and constitutional issues.  At times, we have had those who advocate for an Article V Constitutional Convention to propose Amendments, which they used to refer to as a con-con but have changed

Foundational Knowledge Our Constitution delegates only a handful of powers to the federal government.  But 100 years ago, we started electing Progressives (Fabian socialists) to State and federal office.  With the enthusiastic approval of the American People, the Progressives set up the socialist regulatory welfare governments (state and federal) we

Most Americans assume that rulings and decisions handed down in cases that come before American courts are based on, and consistent with, the “rule of law.” But, regrettably, this is not true. In American courtrooms today, court rulings are not based on real law. Rather, they are based on an

“The fact is that the government, like a highwayman, says to a man: Your money, or your life. And many, if not most, taxes are paid under the compulsion of that threat. The government does not, indeed, waylay a man in a lonely place, spring upon him from the road

Some Americans seem to be confused about the difference between Rights and Benefits.  Influenced in part by manipulative politicians and pundits, this confusion has clouded the minds of the unsuspecting. Here is a typical example of this confusion on Twitter: “I’m really liking how the GOP is rolling back abortion