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Joint Session of Congress, ,yesterday and today

Supreme Court

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Freedom of Speech

Freedom of Worship

Constitutional Convention

This section deals with one of my favorite topics. Who are we as a country, and what made us what we are? Here are some of my thoughts, with the most recent items at the top of the list.

U.S. Capitol Building

White House

The United States and its Government

37 - A Warning Label on the U.S. Constitution - 10-6-19

36 - Subverting the Electoral Process: National Popular Vote Interstate Compact - 4-9-19

35 - Democrat Litmus Test: Eliminate the Electoral College - 3-26-19

34 - Human Nature and Our Constitution - 8-15-18

33 - Electoral College, Popular Vote and Campaign Strategies - 12-4-16

32 - Some Would Take Political Participation from One Group ...... And Give It to Another! - 8-29-16

31 - Gridlock in Washington: Is It Tribalism or the Founders' Intention? - 7-7-16

30 - Facing a "Slippery Slope"? Eliminate the "Whoops!" Factor! Call in the Laboratories of Democracy! - 5-2-16

29 - Declaration of Independence - Paragraph Two Explains It All! - 5-17-16

28 - Electoral College: How Does it Work? Why Was It Instituted? - 3-5-16

27 - Electoral College: There's a Movement Afoot!

26 - The Logan Act (1799) and the 47 Senators: Well know legislation, but how much "OOMPH" does it have? - 4-7-15
25 - Government Policy vs. Religion: On a collision course! (or......have they already COLLIDED?) - 12-15-14

24 - A Blow for Liberty by Paul Greenberg - 4-8-14 - Posted by SB - 4-8-14
23 - These are the Times that Try Men's Souls - The American Crisis - Thomas Paine - 12-23-1776 - Posted by SB - 12-24-13

22 - The Seventeenth Amendment: Is it the U.S. Constitutional Amendment which would most concern our Founders? - 8-15-13
21 - Filibuster: The Senate rules Debate - A Gift that Keeps on Giving ("stomach acid" to the majority)! - Part Two - 7-28-13
20 - Filibuster: The Senate Rules Debate - A Gift that Keeps on Giving ("stomach acid" to the majority)! - 7-21-13
19 - Electoral College - Should We Keep It? - 10-11-12

18 - Freedom of Religion! But "separation of church and state" vs. "endowed by our Creator" - isnt' that a contradiction? - 9-4-12
17 - More About SCOTUS - Judicial Review - 4-30-12

16 - Obamacare and the Constitution - It's Not About Good vs. Bad Policy! It's ALL about Constitutionality! - 4-9-12
15 - The United States Constitution - Did it Set Us Up for a War on Women? (Of course not stupid!) - 4-6-12
14 - Created Equal, Endowed by Our Creator, Unalienable Rights, Power from the People - That's American Exceptionalism! - 2-22-12
13 - "Unalienable" Rights vs. Products and Services - They are Not the Same - 2-20-12
12 - "Unalienable" Rights - What's That? - 2-18-12
11 - Our Constitution Doesn't Grant or Guarantee Rights! Its Goal is to Prevent Federal Infringement on Rights! - 2-15-12
10 - NLRB vs. Boeing - Would Our Founding Fathers Be Concerned? - 5-12-11
 9 - Remembering Presidents' Day - 2-21-11
 8 - On Originalism and Judicial Activism - 2-12-11
 7 - Filibuster - The New Senate Rules Debate - 1-6-11
 6 - Reconciliation - Filibuster - Cloture - The Senate's Role - 12-20-10
 5 - Health Care Legislation - Constitutional Issues - 12-21-10
 4 - What's With Executive Orders? - 12-19-10

 3 - A Warning Label? - On The Constitution? - 7-4-10

 2 - Health Care - It's a Good Thing, But Is It a Constitutional Right? - 3-16-10
 1 - Our Constitutional Amendments - 2-23-10