Constitution

Pertaining to the U.S. Constitution

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.

9 Days to Save America: Sen. Sessions Says GOP Congress has “the overwhelming power” to Stop Obama

As Senator Jeff Sessions pointed out unless GOP leaders in Congress—the party controls both chambers, the House and the Senate—do something to pull back on Obama’s “blank checks” for potentially-ISIS-connected Syrian refugees and other potential terrorists, there’s no way to stop Obama from bringing them in. Please join us by signing our open letter to House and Senate Republican leaders demanding they use their "overwhelming power" to stop Obama’s dangerous policies and unconstitutional actions.

10 Days To Save America: Defund Planned Parenthood NOW!

As big as abortion is as a policy debate, the internal Republican debate over cutting funds for Planned Parenthood is even more consequential from a constitutional perspective. It goes to the very heart of our constitutional system of government and what the role of Congress is in it. Why is it so hard for the sophisticated insiders of the Republican establishment to understand this? Please join us by signing our open letter to House and Senate Republican leaders

Rubio Ready to Admit More Terrorists to USA, Cruz Ready to be Commander-in-Chief

We urge you to read this article and watch Rep. Jim Bridenstine's ad telling viewers, "As a Navy pilot, I flew combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan... I just watched a despicable ad from one of Marco Rubio's campaign supporters suggesting that Ted Cruz is weak on security." Then ask yourself, "Who is stronger on defending the Constitution, Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz?"

How America Failed to Keep the Republic

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, American Thinker

Through the creation of the “Administrative State,” with vast bureaucracies violating the separation of powers in ways unaccountable to the people and the Constitution itself, America has failed to keep the republican form of government created by the Founders.

James O’Keefe Detained By Yale University Police

Christian Datoc, Daily Caller

According to Project Veritas, conservative video truth-teller James O’Keefe and a second video journalist were waiting on campus to ask administrators about catching Jason Killheffer, Yale’s director of academic integrity programs, literally ripping up the Constitution, then asking Dean Holloway to have it removed from campus.

The Senate Must Reassert Its Place in the Constitutional Structure

Sen. Ben Sasse, National Review

This week, Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska, after having waited the traditional full year before delivering his maiden floor speech — a practice now largely abandoned — rose to address his colleagues in the Senate. These are his remarks, well worth the read if you didn’t hear them first-hand.

Help CHQ and Sen. Jeff Sessions Stop TPP and Preserve American Sovereignty

We urge you to call Congress TODAY; the Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044, tell them Senator Jeff Sessions is right, TPP must be taken off Fast-Track and handled according to regular order so the working men and women of American won’t be forgotten again. Click here to sign our petition to support Senator Sessions and protect American sovereignty and jobs.

Tennessee State Rep. Sheila Butt Just Might Save America

Tennessee state Representative Sheila Butt and the wise parents of Cheatham, Maury and Rutherford counties are right to oppose the teaching of a mythical version of Islam in America’s public schools. It is a classic example of the Islamist strategy of Taqiyah and the only way to counter it is to expose the reality of Islam and the existential threat it poses to Western values and constitutional liberty.

Carson’s Right – Islam is Incompatible with the Constitution

Daniel John Sobieski, American Thinker

In some “secular” states like Turkey and Egypt, democracy is tolerated for Western acceptance, but try telling a Coptic Christian in Egypt, for example, about the freedom of religion or try imposing a government dictate contrary to Islam, the way ObamaCare imposes on pro-life Christians, on Muslims.

A lesson plan for Constitution Day

William J. Watkins, Jr., The Hill

Constitution Day, although itself unconstitutional, provides local governments and educational institutions a chance to teach the people about First Principles and how the federal government has claimed virtually unlimited authority.  Let’s make those lessons count!

America's post-Constitutional culture

William Smith, Fox News
As foreseen by Tocqueville in 1835, America has developed a post-constitutional culture in which citizens are transformed from independent citizens into weak dependents, fully reliant upon the dispensations and “protections” of government.  The Supreme Court and the Congress are now largely infirm, fatally weakened by the growth of an Executive branch that provides ever-expanding dispensations and “protections.”   The entitlement state has killed the separation of powers.

Constitutional Rights and Wrongs

David Corbin and Matt Parks, The Federalist

SCOTUS agreed to take up the two constitutional questions at the heart of the contemporary gay marriage debate. Court politics must be guided by constitutional definitions, not polls or power-plays. Congress can still act in ways that encourage responsible judicial behavior, if it wishes. 

Libertarian Party to O: Need to Massively Downsize, Defund Gov't

Pete Kasperowicz, The Blaze

The Libertarian Party dismissed Obama’s State of the Union address as another effort to “make Big Gov't even bigger.” Arvin Vohra of the Nat'l Libertarian Comm. said O’s ideas, & even those being advanced by many R's, are about letting the gov't take more control over people’s lives.

Today Is A Good Day To Recall The November Mandate Voters Gave The GOP

Obama’s State of the Union address is a good time to remind your Member of Congress that he or she was elected to protect and defend the Constitution from the tidal wave of Obama's encroachments that threaten the basic God-given freedom from government that individuals are guaranteed. 

Why It’s Time for a 21st Century Fourth Amendment in Virginia

Virginia Delegate Rich Anderson of Prince William County is a real patriot. Anderson has introduced HJ 578, an amendment to Virginia’s Constitution to prohibit unreasonable searches and seizures. 

How ObamaCare Death Panel Defies Constitution

Peter J. Ferrara, American Thinker

Obama and his Dems sold Obamacare on the grounds that it meant health care for all. But what they are doing is lowering the standard of health care for all. 

Guess Who Says Obama’s Clean Power Plan Is Unconstitutional?

Liberal constitutional law scholar, and early Obama mentor, Laurence H. Tribe warns that Obama has overstepped the bounds of his constitutional authority and says frustration with congressional inaction cannot justify throwing the Constitution overboard to rescue this lawless EPA proposal.