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Mr. Madison’s War





President Trump has exercised his Executive authority to call forth the National Guard for the expressed purpose of “doing Military things” to guard the border with Mexico.

Whether or not you agree with his policy, we ask the question about why it is that he President is calling forth the militia of the several states, when Article I section 8 makes it clear that Congress is supposed to be doing that. 

It’s Constitution Thursday on Plausibly Live…


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The Supreme Rules

The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.  – ARTICLE II, SECTION 2, CLAUSE 3

The Supreme Court issues several rulings in which the LPOV crew are particularly interested, including search warrants for cell phones, free speech and religion and the Recess Appointments made by the President.

The Impeachment of Nixon

The Impeachment of Nixon… No… the Other Nixon

Original Air Date: July 02, 2013

In planning for the President, the acknowledged fact was that George Washington would be the first one. The problem was: who would be the 2nd? Or 44th? They don’t want to micromanage the Presidency, but they don’t want to offend Washington either. The President’ role has evolved through the changing of times, but it remains to him to speak for the Nation and to take Care to execute the nations’ laws faithfully. And if they don’t, then they wanted to be sure that the Nation could get rid of them. 

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