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The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.

— Patrick Henry

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1920: The Year of the Six Presidents

This is an interesting examination of the influential players leading up to the 1920 election.        

The 5,000 Year Leap

I am actually re-reading this one. It is interesting that I find folks are willing to attack the author of this book, but they never attack the content. Give it a read for yourself.

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Understanding the Filibuster

Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

There is likely to be a great deal of talk about the filibuster in the coming weeks. The folks over at big government have laid out some myths and facts about the filibuster that is worth your time to read. As with all things, your best bet is to inform yourself. The one thing that gets proven to us over and over again is that the old saying about how to tell when a politician is lying is as true today as ever (For those who don’t know the punchline, it is when their lips are moving.)

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The powers of the congress

The United States Congress

As the 112th Congress gets started this week, we should all keep in mind what the Constitution says they are authorized to do. Remember, the Constitution was designed to limit the government. If a power is NOT enumerated in the constitution for government, they are not supposed to have the authority to do it. That authority would fall to the individual states. So for your reference is Article I of the Constitution where all the legislative powers are spelled out. If you want to get right to the meat of what the congress can do, skip down to Sections 7,8,9 and 10.

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