When you read the Declaration of Independence, it turns out to be an indictment of King George III for various abuses of power. And those abuses of power look fairly similar to abuses of power we happily permit U.S. presidents to engage in today, either as regards the people of this nation or the people of territories and nations that our military occupies today in a manner uncomfortably resembling Britain’s rule over the 13 colonies.
|By: emptywheel Thursday January 6, 2011 12:15 pm|
Bob Goodlatte is the guy the GOP put in charge of today’s reading of the Constitution. He apparently chose to read the 10th Amendment — the foundation of state’s rights — himself.
Apparently Goodlatte also took it upon himself to re-write the 10th Amendment, too.
|By: Scarecrow Saturday December 4, 2010 4:00 pm|
Oh, this is dreadful. According to my New York Times, the President of the United States is powerless against the determined wishes of a minority in Congress, when his own party holds a majority in both houses. Do we need a Constitutional Convention?
|By: Scarecrow Tuesday October 19, 2010 12:30 pm|
Delaware Tea Party Republican candidate, Christine O’Donnell is surprised to learn there’s a clause in the 1st Amendment prohibiting the government from establishing a religion. But that’s just par for a group that has little respect for the US Constitution.
|By: kyledeb Saturday August 7, 2010 12:00 pm|
The “DREAM Now Series: Letters to Barack Obama” is a social media campaign that launched Monday, July 19, to underscore the urgent need to pass the DREAM Act. The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, S. 729, would help tens of thousands of young people, American in all but paperwork, to earn legal status, provided they graduate from U.S. high schools, have good moral character, and complete either two years of college or military service. With broader comprehensive immigration reform stuck in partisan gridlock, the time is now for the White House and Congress to step up and pass the DREAM Act!
|By: Glenn W. Smith Sunday July 4, 2010 9:30 am|
America’s greatest promise lies in the bold idea that each citizen in every generation is Founder of the country. Though the promise remains unachieved, the idea is worth celebrating this Fourth of July.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday December 22, 2009 4:00 pm|
John Ensign and Orrin Hatch may have forced the Senate’s hand on a key element of health care reform — the individual mandate.
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday December 6, 2009 8:00 pm|
Does a beauty parlor have a civil right to provide customers with fish-nibbling of their feet?