U.S. Constitution

Celebrate Constitution Day with an eye to the future

By   /  September 17, 2014  /  Commentary  /  No Comments

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By Jason Stverak
In the autumn of 1798, a young United States was celebrating the close of our first decade living under the Constitution.
Yet that same autumn, Benjamin Franklin Bache, the 29-year-old grandson of the celebrated framer, died in prison from a yellow fever epidemic. Like his famous grandfather, he was a journalist and printer. He [...]

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Could constitutional amendment reverse Citizens United?

By   /  July 14, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Campaign Finance, Elections, Issues, National, News  /  No Comments

NO LIMITS: After Citizens United, states and the federal government can no longer limit campaign contributions from unions, corporations or individuals. But some Democrats in Congress are trying to change the Constitution to make such limits possible again.

By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Unless everyone can speak equally, all must be silenced equally.
That seems to be the thinking behind the latest push for campaign finance restrictions, which would limit all Americans’ First Amendment rights to impose controls on how much money can be given to candidates for office.
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee last week [...]

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Milwaukee board OKs $120,000 in advisory referendums for November ballot

By   /  June 26, 2014  /  Elections, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By Adam Tobias | Wisconsin Reporter
MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Expect to have your voices heard in November, Milwaukee County voters.
Well, not really.
The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors on Thursday approved a trio resolutions placing three additional advisory referendum questions on the November ballot, putting taxpayers on the hook for as much as $120,000.
But since the referendums are [...]

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No right to remain silent when suspected of poaching in PA

By   /  April 9, 2014  /  Constitution, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

CAN'T PLEAD THE FIFTH: Keeping quiet about poaching to protect yourself from self-incrimination could land you in legal trouble in Pennsylvania. One lawmaker wants to change that.

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent

You have the right to remain silent — as long as the Pennsylvania Game Commission isn’t questioning you about possible poaching.

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Our unspoken and irreconcilable crisis

By   /  March 24, 2014  /  Commentary  /  No Comments

SOCIALISM: Vermonters for Economic Health founder Tom Licata discusses the "political movement, " that is Socialism.

By Tom Licata
Socialism, defined by Merriam-Webster, is a “system of social organization in which private property (Act 250) and the distribution of income (Act 60/68) are subject to social control; also, the political movements aimed at putting that system into practice.”
It is these “political movements aimed at putting that system (Socialism) into practice,” of which [...]

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U.S. Constitution could keep state officials from going to jail for helping NSA

By   /  January 20, 2014  /  National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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By Josh Peterson | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Certain states are considering legislation that would criminalize helping the National Security Agency, but ironically, none other than the U.S. Constitution might put a stop to that.
Two days before President Obama was scheduled to announce reforms to NSA’s collection activities, lawmakers in Washington state last week joined the growing chorus [...]

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