The actions by President Obama and his recent and not so recent predecessors have expanded the power of the Executive to a level that in no way reflects the original intent of the Founding Fathers. I do not write this article to denounce all executive power. I have not forgotten that the founders established three branches of government including an Executive with limited powers granted to it. These powers are outlined clearly in the constitution and are not subject to the expansions that many modern scholars claim. These apologists for overreaches of executive power are without excuse for not condemning … Continue reading
Many people who are concerned about protecting individual liberties are not aware that the Constitution itself provides for a remedy when the federal government oversteps its boundaries. In the book The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic by Mark R. Levin, the author explains that Article V of the Constitution gives state legislatures authority to restore a system of government more in line with the founding principles of our country through calling a state convention for the purpose of amending the Constitution.
Levin then goes on to propose his ideas for the amendments that need to be made to the … Continue reading
The phrase “If I see farther, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” was Isaac Newton’s way of stating that his great success in mathematics and physics was based on a foundation laid by those who came before him. We must take this same stance on questions of liberty today and view them through a lens of the original intent of the founders, while at the same time understanding that the world has changed dramatically since the founding documents were written. The founders could not possibly have envisioned instantaneous sharing of information and the huge technological revolution that … Continue reading