Constitution

Pertaining to the U.S. Constitution

Civil Rights Commissioner Gail Heriot Agrees with Conservatives on Executive Overreach, Gets Called “Ignorant Bigot” By Liberal Congresswoman

University of San Diego School of Law professor Gail Heriot thinks Obama’s “guidance” to states demanding they open school locker rooms, showers and toilets to students of both sexes is an example of the executive branch overreaching what the legislative branch intended. Far-Left Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) thinks disagreeing with Obama makes Commissioner Heriot an “ignorant bigot.”

Donald Trump, Constitutional Conservative

F. H. Buckley, American Spectator

The list of potential Supreme Court nominees Donald Trump released tells us he’s a constitutional conservative. But even before that we should have figured it out. It’s impossible to imagine him as president doing anything other than negotiating with Congress. Fish got to swim, birds got to fly, the Donald got to negotiate. And that’s the way back.

Justice Clarence Thomas On Our Most Important Duty As Citizens

Justice Thomas' excellent speech received little media attention because citizenship, and the relationship between being a good citizen and having a good country, certainly aren’t topics the Left wants broached, and the idea that one must be a good citizen to have a good country undercuts the very foundation of the Leftist criticism of America and their anti-American “social justice” campaign.

Remember Our Blessings - Reclaim Our Founders’ Revolutionary Legacy

There is much in America about which to be concerned, even anguished. Yet traveling the world reminds one just how special America remains.

Ted Cruz Is Right – America Is At A Point Of Choosing

What’s at stake in this election is not just who will occupy the Oval Office, but what governing principles will be operative in America for the next generation. Cruz’s succinct formulation is that our goals as a government and as a conservative movement should be jobs, freedom, and security. This is about as tight a statement of the goals and credo of the winning 21st century conservative coalition that the English language will allow.

Will The Supreme Court Elect Donald Trump President Today?

Today the Supreme Court hears the challenge to Obama’s amnesty for illegal aliens. Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign on the issue if illegal immigration, and being the message carrier for America’s forgotten country class voters on that issue has sustained Trump through a series of blunders that would have destroyed any other candidate. Will the Supreme Court rein-in Obama, or will the people have to have the ultimate say at the ballot box?

Charles Hernick: Taking Constitutional Liberty into the Liberal Lion’s Den

Don Beyer is the liberal Democratic incumbent in Virginia’s Eighth Congressional District.  Auto dealer and former Virginia Lt. Governor Don Beyer, is one of the old dogs of Virginia’s jaded liberal establishment. Beyer’s answer to any problem is more government, more taxes and less liberty for Virginians. Charles Hernick looks like exactly the kind of sharp, thoughtful constitutionalist needed to take on the knee-jerk liberal Democratic incumbent.

Before You Vote Today Take The Donald Trump Video Challenge

If you are a limited government constitutional conservative, a national defense conservative or a values first voter who cares about the culture we urge you to take the two minute Donald Trump video challenge before you vote today. You can watch the video on YouTube through this link.

Vote for Ted Cruz Like The Future Of Your Country Depends Upon It

What the Republican establishment fears more than anything, including a Donald Trump nomination, is that when Ted Cruz wins he brings more than a new Republican administration to power – he brings us – the limited government constitutional conservative movement to power.

Marco Rubio’s Victims Speak At Trump Rally

The top example of the soulless pursuit of money over the interests of American workers and their quality of life, American sovereignty and American exceptionalism is Senator Marco Rubio (although Speaker Paul Ryan is a close second) and yesterday Rubio’s victims finally had their say on a national stage.

What Justice Antonin Scalia Foresaw

Terence P. Jeffrey, CNS News

"This practice of constitutional revision by an unelected committee of nine, always accompanied (as it is today) by extravagant praise of liberty," he said, "robs the People of the most important liberty they asserted in the Declaration of Independence and won in the Revolution of 1776: the freedom to govern themselves."

Scalia the Bold Leader for Originalism

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, American Thinker

Scalia understood that American constitutional law is based in the morality that civil society should be structured such that we should do no harm to others. The “we” includes government. The Constitution is structured to limit government’s harm to individuals and our God-given rights. Scalia understood the need for judicial fidelity to that structure.

Tennessee Becomes 5th State to Pass Resolution Calling For Article V Convention

Barbara Hollingsworth, CNS News

On February 4, the Tennessee House of Representatives voted 59-31 to approve Senate Joint Resolution 0067 calling for an Article V convention that would be “limited to proposing amendments to the United States Constitution that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress.”

We Join Ken Cuccinelli In Asking Rand Paul Supporters To Vote For Ted Cruz

With Senator Paul’s departure from the Presidential contest, Ted Cruz is the only candidate running for President who would advance the causes that have been so ably championed by Rand Paul. To protect your civil liberties, to roll back special interests and the Washington cartel, to reign in the Fed, and to advance criminal justice reform, we urge Rand Paul’s liberty movement voters to support Ted Cruz for President.

Sen. Lee Launches ‘Constitutional Rehabilitation’ Project

Lauretta Brown, CNS News

Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) launched a new initiative in Congress Wednesday, described as a “network of House and Senate conservatives working together on a new agenda of government reform” that “focuses on congressional rehabilitation,” based on the original powers vested in Congress by Article 1 of the Constitution.

FLASH: Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Endorses Ted Cruz For President

"I want our next president to have clear, easily identifiable, conservative principles, which he has lived with for his entire life... I want our next president’s actions and principles to be guided by a spiritual moral compass. I think that man is the man I voted for in this endorsement process; Senator Ted Cruz."
Frank Racz, Fayetteville, NC

Donald Trump vs. The Constitution

Editors, Washington Examiner

At a time of high anxiety over the economy, jobs, and terrorism, Trump's authoritarian politics may reassure some voters who, with some justification, have lost faith in the federal government's political will do do its job. But however justified their concerns, Trump should not be the answer for anyone who wants constitutional government.

Trump's authoritarian streak snubs the Constitution

Jason Russell, Washington Examiner

If you think executive power has been abused under President Obama, imagine how much worse it would be under a President Trump. Remember, Obama has taken the attitude, "If Congress won't act, I will," on issues like gun control, immigration reform and Obama's preferred jobs bills.

Trump’s New York Values: Contempt For The Constitution

This is the third in a series of four articles on Donald Trump's "New York values" by Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
One of the primary reasons I endorsed Ted Cruz is that he is a constitutional conservative who has spent the past several decades defending constitutional liberty. Ted Cruz has a consistent record of defending the individual against the power of the state, and unlike Donald Trump he holds the Constitution in such reverence that he does not make violating it into a cheap applause line in a speech.

Four Days to Save America: Demand Your Rep. Sign Ken Buck’s Defund Letter

As the clock ticks down to the final vote a group of conservative House members, led by CHQ endorsed Representative Ken Buck of Colorado, have stepped forward to demand that the House “leadership” take a comprehensive approach to defunding Obama’s agenda by using its Article I constitutional power to serve as the basis for funding priorities in appropriations bills. Please sign our open letter to Congress demanding that Republicans defund Obama's dangerous and unconstitutional agenda.