U.S. Constitution

Why the 17th Amendment is Bad and Should be Repealed

U.S. Constitution

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Before 1914, senators were not directly elected by the people. They were appointed by the state legislatures. The 17th amendment changed that, and not for the better. But why is it bad to have them be elected by the people? Isn’t that more democratic, and therefore, better? Not really.

The original intent of the founders was to have a Federalist system which consisted of individual states and a small central government with very limited powers. The idea was that the states would send the senators to Washington to represent them. If a senator started voting against the best interests of the state which he represented, he could be immediately recalled. Continue reading

Should States Be Able To Nullify Federal Laws?

We are all familiar with the three branches of the federal government: executive, legislative and judicial. We were taught that it was an ingenious plan to make sure no one body had too much authority; that the checks and balances in this system would prevent the government from getting out of control and it would help in making sure no one branch was violating the Constitution. Continue reading

The Most Dangerous Answer of the Debate Goes to….Romney

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was signed into law by Obama this year. It allows the military to indefinitely detain American citizens without a trial if they are suspected of being involved in terrorism. When Romney was asked if he would have signed this bill into law, Romney said yes and explained that although he understands that this power could be abused, he said he doesn’t think Obama would abuse this power, and he wouldn’t abuse this power as president.

This should really be the story of the debate, but you won’t get to hear much about this, of course. The whole point of having a Constitution is that you don’t give the president and the federal government power just because you trust them. That stupid answer by Romney should disqualify this man in the mind of the voters, if they were really paying attention. It shows how little Romney understands or cares about following the Constitution.

Why not throw out the law and give a president that we trust, the power to literally do anything? Would that be OK with Romney? Let’s establish an official dictatorship and just make sure that it is someone that we trust that is running things. How about that?

Obama to Tax Christmas Trees to Help Christmas Trees?

Obama’s Agriculture department wants to put a 15-cent tax on Christmas trees so it can set up a program to “help” the Christmas tree industry.

I don’t even know what to say anymore. While zombie Americans sit at home watching their football games, our government becomes more and more dictatorial. Where does the executive branch get the authority to impose taxes or fees? Isn’t this the Congress’ job? And where does the government get the authority to get involved in any industry?

Where is congress while all of this is happening? We now assassinate Americans without a trial and allow the executive branch to do whatever it wants. Why not just make this an official dictatorship and get rid of all the congressmen? At least we’ll be saving some money by not having to pay the morons.