From The DailyCaller.com, by Alex Pappas, 04/22/13 –
Dianne Feinstein was agitated.
The Democratic senator from California did not like the line of questioning she was getting from Sen. Ted Cruz, the freshman Republican from Texas, as she defended her so-called assault weapons bill before the Senate Judiciary Committee in March.
Cruz was reciting from the Constitution. He then asked that given Feinstein’s position on the government banning certain types of guns: Would she also approve of the government banning books it found harmful?
From Imprimis, by Edward J. Erler, November 2012 – AN IMPORTANT CASE was heard by the Supreme Court last month involving a race-conscious affirmative action program at the University of Texas. This case, Fisher v. Texas, will decide whether racial classifications intended to promote student diversity are consistent with the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. This question, of course, had already been answered in Grutter v. Bollinger in 2003, when the Court approved a race-conscious admissions plan at the University of Michigan Law School.
People like to say, “Ron Paul’s got a great domestic program, it’s just his foreign policy I don’t like.” Really, people only say that because they don’t take the time to understand what Ron Paul’s domestic program is all about, or at least the more insane details thereof. One particular example of this is Ron Paul’s view on monetary policy.
Paul, who likes to present himself as some sort of Constitutional scholar, has said in his last several concession speeches that “the Constitution still says that only gold and silver can be legal tender!” This absolutely absurd reading of the Constitution is universally rejected by anyone who can read English.
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Larry Arnn earned his graduate and doctorate degrees in government from the Claremont Graduate School. Dr. Arnn, president of Hillsdale College, discusses with Hoover research fellow Peter Robinson, how the Declaration of Independence and Constitution enrich our public life.
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011
Larry Arnn and Our Founding Documents: Chapter 1 of 5
Dr. Larry Arnn discusses the Founders and the Declaration of Independence.
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By Dr. Larry P. Arnn
The 4th of July cover article of Time magazine claims that the Constitution is irrelevant.
As proof of its irrelevance, Time lists a dozen products of modern society inconceivable to the framers, including antibiotics, “sexting,” and Medicare. The Constitution’s only virtue, they say, is that it has many meanings and thus leaves us able to do whatever we want to do.
But not everything has changed since 1787. When it comes to ordering society under the rule of law, what is most important? Knowledge of “collateralized debt obligations” or knowledge of human nature? Continue reading →
Thomas Jefferson would be shocked and appalled if he could see what America has done to this grand experiment since he drafted the Declaration of Independence. On this 2011 Independence Day, Jefferson would not be celebrating our independence, but rather encouraging Americans to revolt once again.
America has compromised the Founding Fathers’ dreams of a limited federal government for a centralized federal government that is bloated, grossly ineffective, putridly expansive, irresponsible, tremendously expensive, and soullessly bureaucratisc. Continue reading →
….the freedoms that were intended for us by the Founding Fathers.