How a Radical Muslim “Natural Born Citizen” Could Be President

Ted Cruz was born in Canada to a mother who is a natural born Citizen and a father who is a naturalized citizen. Ted Cruz’s father immigrated to the United States and lived here before going to Canada for work. According to some conservatives and liberals, Ted Cruz is not constitutionally eligible to be President […]

Three Children of the Founder Who Proposed the ‘Natural Born Citizen’ Clause Were Not Born in the United States

The history behind the inclusion of “Natural Born Citizen” in the Constitution was proposed by one man – John Jay. Jay is described as “an American statesman, Patriot, diplomat, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, signer of the Treaty of Paris, and first Chief Justice of the United States (1789–95).” He was also the United […]

Scholars Declare Same-Sex Marriage Case is not Binding Precedent

Once the Supreme Court has ruled, that’s it. Case closed. Right? Not necessarily. A group of scholars issued a “Statement Calling for Constitutional Resistance to Obergefell v. Hodges” in reference to the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision. The statement begins: “We are scholars and informed citizens deeply concerned by the edict of the Supreme Court […]

“Does the Bible have Authority Over the Constitution?,” Ben Carson is Asked

Dr. Ben Carson was asked by NBC’s Chuck Todd a question from a Facebook poster named Victor Roush, “Does the Bible have authority over the constitution?” It was posed as a “simple question.” Here is what Dr. Carson said: “That is not a simple question by any stretch of the imagination. I think probably what you […]

‘A Republic, If You Can Keep It’

When Benjamin Franklin was asked, following the Constitutional Convention, what kind of government our new nation would have, he is reported to have replied, “a Republic, if you can keep it!” If you asked the average citizen today, most believe we are a democracy. Few people understand the significant difference between a democracy and a […]

The Fatal Flaw of Liberalism

As the fallout from the Bowe Bergdahl swap for five Taliban prisoners of war continues to reverberate, there’s a fascinating statement from one MSNBC host on the subject. On “Now with Alexander Wagner,” the MSNBC host said she hoped the swap may lead to “broader negotiations” with the Taliban. “Broader negotiations” with the terroristic Taliban? Reasoning with […]

The Bible and the Constitution

Christians are often accused of wanting to replace the Constitution with the Bible. There could be someone out there who might have said this. If you hunt long enough, you can always find a sound-bite from a no-name character to make your already concluded case. The charge sets up a straw man. I don’t know […]