Constitution

Pertaining to the U.S. Constitution

‘Copperhead’ Brings Civil War Home

Jordan Bloom, American Conservative

The movie presents a contrarian look at accepted American historic norms – and honors dissent.

SCOTUS Inflames Culture War By Overruling We The People On Marriage

If the Supreme Court says Congress can’t define marriage, and the voters of California can’t define marriage because their elected officials don’t agree with the voters’ decision, the only way to bring the debate over the definition of marriage to a conclusion satisfactory to conservatives is to step up the culture war to ensure that we elect only those who will stand for traditional marriage as Governors, state Attorneys General, and President of the United States.

Sup. Court: DOMA Unconstitutional

Cheryl Wetzstein, Washington Times

The Supreme Court today ruled in favor of benefits for legally “married” homosexual couples.

Constitution Lovers: Take The Chance To See “Copperhead”

At its heart, Ron Maxwell’s Copperhead is an exploration of freedom of expression, the price of dissent from majority opinion and how religion forms conflicting moral imperatives – all wrapped in an excellent period piece examining a fascinating and little known element of Civil War history. Go to http://www.copperheadthemovie.com/ to learn more and to make sure the film will be seen in your market.

We Should Not Support Politicians Who Call Upholding The Constitution A Criminal Act

All of this talk of criminality and sending Snowden to prison – or worse – presupposes that what Snowden did was contrary to the law and to his oath as a government employee. What if it is the government itself that is the law-breaker, by violating the Constitution (the law that governs government) and Edward Snowden is merely supplying the corrective action necessary to bring the government back inside its proper constitutional bounds?

Why John Roberts Was Wrong

Ross Kaminsky, American Spectator

Sen. Mike Lee's inexpensive, easy to read, short, important new book presents the conservative case.

Sup. Ct. Path Favors Conservatives

Robert Barnes, The Washington Post

Those in-the-know think the Court’s conservatives will write the term’s most important opinions.

Don’t Tolerate Government Snooping

Sen. Rand Paul, Washington Times

The Kentucky Senator says we can’t take such gross infringement of our liberties sitting down.

Civil Liberties: A GOP Civil War?

W. James Antle III, American Conservative

As Repubs reject Obama's national-security state, neocons target the party's libertarian wing.

CHQ Reader Comments: NSA Leaker Edward Snowden is No Patriot

To some CHQ readers, the problem is that the Obama administration hasn't been able to decide whether or not we are actually at war with Muslim extremists, and when the enemy can be in our midst, then electronic surveillance (such as the programs Edward Snowden revealed) is no different than any other current surveillance methods -- such as security cameras and metal detectors. To have your ideas and opinions on the issues raised by the NSA leak and Edward Snowden’s critique of U.S. government electronic surveillance policy considered for publication on CHQ, please send them to CHQeditor [at] gmail [dot] com.

The Role of the Federal Government

Lisa Fabrizio, American Spectator

The federal government is simply not empowered nor desired to be all things for all people.

CHQ Reader Comments: NSA Leaker Edward Snowden is a Patriot

So far, Edward Snowden is getting a hero’s welcome on www.ConservativeHQ.com. Here is a selection of some of the comments supporting Snowden’s decision to reveal classified material on the U.S. government's electronic surveillance programs. To have your ideas and opinions on the issues raised by the NSA leak and Edward Snowden’s critique of U.S. government electronic surveillance policy considered for publication on CHQ, please send them to CHQeditor [at] gmail [dot] com.

Levin: The Constitution’s Churchill

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

IRS, NSA, Obamacare, auto black boxes vindicate the author of back-to-Constitution basics.

Why We Should Oppose Surveillance

Timothy Carney, Washington Examiner

Law abiding citizens often have no problem with snooping, but there’re reasons why we should.

Audit the IRS

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, American Thinker

“People fear government not just because it has power; it's the lawlessness of government.”

Rand Paul’s Tough NSA Moment

Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman, Politico

Paul consistently stands for the Constitution, but also wants to find common ground with hawks.

IRS Takes Vengeance on Virginia

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, American Thinker

Ken Cuccinelli exposed government law breaking, and now the Feds won’t pay money owed the state.

What Conservatives Are Trying to Conserve

In the final installment of "Why I'm A Conservative, Not A Libertarian," Writer Ben Hart says he's a "William F. Buckley, Jr. conservative" and argues that what conservatives are trying to conserve is nothing less than what has made America exceptional in world history. Please tell us what you think by posting your comments or submitting your rebuttal to chqeditor[at]gmail[dot]com.

Why Ideologues Are So Dangerous

In Part VI of "Why I'm A Conservative, Not A Libertarian," Writer Ben Hart says he's a "William F. Buckley, Jr. conservative" and argues that conservatives tend to respect tradition; they look at what has worked up until now and favor that, until another idea comes along that proves to work better. Please tell us what you think by posting your comments or submitting your rebuttal to chqeditor[at]gmail[dot]com.