Constitution

Pertaining to the U.S. Constitution

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.

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!