Browsing the archives for the Constitution tag

This is what George Washington would have done…

“The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure.” – George Washington I feel like my article on our foreign policy, using the viewpoint of Thomas Paine didn’t quite hit the […]

Endless oppression brings the Paine.

“He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.” – Thomas Paine Thomas Paine was an Englishman who made it to America just in time to take part in the American Revolution.  He was the journalist […]

The Unconstitutional 3rd Chamber of Congress

James Madison is known as the “Father of the Constitution.”  Specifically, he designed the Virginia Plan, which called for a bicameral (two chambers) legislative branch of the government.  James Madison, and Edmond Randolph (the man who officially put forth the idea at the Constitutional Convention) believed that it was important to have three separate branches […]

Alexander Hamilton was not a fan of big government.

“The principal purposes to be answered by union are these — the common defense of the members; the preservation of the public peace as well against internal convulsions as external attacks; the regulation of commerce with other nations and between the States; the superintendence of our intercourse, political and commercial, with foreign countries…If the circumstances […]

What Would George Washington Do?

I’ve noticed that, in time, the government has grown larger, the taxes are more numerous, and our freedoms have been minimized. Sure, it’s easy to accept these facts, since we’re all born into them, and have grown accustomed to them. From the moment you’re able to talk and understand what others are saying, you’re told […]