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Did our founders, after drafting a Declaration of Independence, fighting a war with England, and then sitting down to pen a national governing document (the Constitution) put in that document the right of a majority of federal judges to make laws for the entire nation? Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk Kim Davis is testing the claim …

Donald Trump’s now infamous retort to Chuck Todd claiming that by deporting all illegals, Trump would be breaking up families and attempting to deport people with birthright citizenship. Trump told Todd that he would keep the families together, “but they have to go.” I can’t remember a time when one statement has caused so much …

“What harm will come to you if same-sex marriage is made legal? No third parties will be forced to support same-sex marriage in any way.” How many times did we hear this assured claim in defense of same-sex marriage? Like so many things liberals say to get laws passed, this was one of the biggest …

A Pennsylvania newspaper announced that since the Supreme Court has spoken on the issue of same-sex marriage, the debate is over on the subject. Kind of like the debate over abortion – which was “settled” by the Supreme Court in 1973 – is over. The debate goes on, public opinion has changed, laws restricting abortion have been …

By Thomas J. Ashcraft At the close of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, a woman allegedly approached Benjamin Franklin and asked, “Well, Doctor, what have we got – a republic or a monarchy?” The sage 81-year-old Franklin replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.” Wordsmith, entrepreneur, inventor, diplomat, and polymath, Franklin understood …

By John Hostettler The U.S. Supreme Court will issue its opinion in the Obergefell v. Hodges case later this month. The complainants in the four cases consolidated under Obergefell ask the Supreme Court to, in effect, strike down state laws limiting recognition of “marriage” to the union of one man and one woman. Their complaints …

The Fourteen Amendment has been used and abused over the years. Several factors should be kept in mind in the history of the amendment’s purpose, implementation, and constitutional practice. First, there were constitutional irregularities regarding its ratification. Second, it’s become a constitutional wax nose that has been twisted into various shapes in order to get …

By Herbert W. Titus and William J. Olson Within the month, the nation will receive the opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court as to whether the U.S. Constitution requires all of the states to jettison their domestic laws and sanction same-sex marriage. Numerous federal judges have so ruled, and most states have simply yielded to …

I can’t be sure, but it looks like the Supreme Court is about to rule in favor of same-sex marriage. In doing so, it will be declaring the Supreme Court to be a new Olympus made up of a plurality of gods. For decades Supreme Court justices have been working for self-deification. Catherine Drinker Bowen‘s …

“As of the close of business on April 14, the Treasury had brought in a record $1,477,901,000,000 since fiscal 2015 started on Oct. 1, 2014, according the Daily Treasury Statement.” The 16th Amendment gave the Federal Government the authority and power to tax every everything and everybody, and the courts have expanded that power. Here’s …

Justice Antonin Scalia warned in the 2003 Lawrence v. Texas decision that the Supreme Court had created “a massive disruption of the current social order” by striking down a Texas law barring sodomy. He went on to write: “State laws against bigamy, same-sex marriage, adult incest, prostitution, masturbation, adultery, fornication, bestiality, and obscenity … every single …

Dr. Ben Carson got eviscerated by the media because he claimed that people who engage in homosexuality do so by choice. Dr. Carson’s analogy about prisons was not the best example to use to make his case, but the choice factor is a given. And even if choice is not a factor, just because a …