Lysander Spooner called it “The Constitution of no authority.” Conservatives fetishize it, but don’t follow it. Progressives want it annulled. So, what should libertarians think about America’s founding document? Brion McClanahan and Allen Mendenhall give us the unadulterated history and unpleasant truths about constitutionalism—but also consider its underappreciated benefits.This is a discussion of the Constitution […]
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Under the Constitution, a war is a war whether they call it a war, or not.
“The Constitution vests the power of declaring war with Congress, therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they have deliberated upon the subject, and authorized such a measure.” -George Washington (1793)
Archibald Maclaine was a well-known attorney in North Carolina, and was a leader there in opposition to the Stamp Act. He argued in favor of ratification of the Constitution and suggested nullification as a response to federal overreach.
People often say they want a strong president who can get things done. But that’s pretty much the exact opposite of what the founding fathers set up under the Constitution.
Simply put, under the Constitution, the Commerce Clause is not something that authorizes the federal government to regulate, control, or prohibit anything and everything they want.
The powers amassed by each successive president through the negligence of Congress and the courts empower whomever occupies the Oval Office to act as a dictator, above the law and beyond any real accountability. In this episode of On Target, John W. Whitehead examines the presidential powers that will be inherited by the next president—powers which […]
“In like manner, these conditions will be binding on Congress. They can exercise no power that is not expressly granted them.” This makes up some of the foundational principles of nullification.
Judge Napolitano, the great constitutional scholar and legal analyst for Fox News, recently gave a dynamite talk to our Mises U students on the real meaning of the 1st Amendment. While many protections in the Bill of Rights have been almost completely eviscerated by a lawless federal government, the Judge finds reasons to be optimistic […]