This article is part of an ongoing series about the concept of nullification by states; the idea that individual states can declare a federal law or regulation unconstitutional, and therefore, refuse to implement it. See the bottom of this article for a complete list of series’ articles. This article explores the second reason why I […]
Update on October 19, 2012: This article has been generating a lot of interest in the past few weeks, obviously due to Election 2012. Interest in the Electoral College and the concept of the National Popular Vote are particularly understandable this year, considering that many of the most credible polling experts, including Scott Rasmussen of […]
“Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding, and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense. Their meaning is not to be sought for in metaphysical subtleties, which may make anything mean nothing or everything, at pleasure.“ Many people are seeking solutions to rein in the growth of government, most particularly […]
I wish I could say that I find the results of Tuesday’s Senate vote on S-510 a surprise, but I don’t. People have expressed shock that so many Republican Senators voted in favor of granting a lot more power to the FDA, spending $1.4 billion we cannot afford, and likely hurting smaller-sized farms. Read full articleFeeling Surprised and Betrayed by GOP Senate Votes on Food Safety Bill?
CBS’ 60 Minutes aired an interview with President Obama on Sunday. I confess, I have not had the…heart?…stomach?…enough duct tape to prevent cranial explosion? to watch the interview in its entirety. I had my TV on far more than usual this weekend, though, and found myself inundated with the seemingly obligatory rehashes by every political […]
The Constitution of the United States in Article II, Section 2 states: “He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur;” Article II of the Constitution pertains to the executive power of the President. The Heritage Foundation’s blog, “The […]