Category Archives: Amendments

Articles about the Amendments to the US Constitution

Taking a 5th of History




James Madison once wrote that “A Government is instituted to protect property of every sort…This being the end of government, that alone is a just government, which impartially secures to every man, whatever is his own.”

So what happens when a government, other then the national government, that is, decides that it wants what you have, even if they claim it’s for a “public benefit?”

In the Township of Scott, Pennsylvania, a nice old lady – she’s even named Rose Mary Knick –  owns a cute place on the edge of town that has a bit of property around it that – this is important – she owns.

(Commence menacing music here) Read the rest of this entry

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The Case of the Danbury Cafeteria



“Congress shall make no law… respecting the establishment of religion…
or preventing the free exercise thereof…” – 1st Amendment

In Danbury, Connecticut, the local Baptist congregation is deeply concerned about the ability to freely practice their religion. Sure, the Constitution says they can, but those words are only as good as the men who uphold them. They are pleased that Thomas Jefferson, a well-known fighter for religious freedom is now President. Still, they want to make sure where he stands, so they write him a letter. Read the rest of this entry

Di Minimus Harms



In a ruling that surprised absolutely nobody – with the possible exception of the President himself – the Southern District of New York ruled that the President cannot block people on Twitter.

Shocker.

Let’s spend Constitution Thursday digging into this and seeing what other things it might end up impacting…

 


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