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Exploring current events with an eye on the Framers and the Founding Documents

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Constitutional Musings

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Why the Bill of Rights are Necessary

At the conclusion of the Philadelphia Convention of 1787, the Constitution that was submitted to the States for ratification contained only the Articles. When New York and Virginia threatened to call a new convention, Congress set about writing amendments. Twelve were submitted. Ten were ratified in 1791. They are the Bill of Rights.

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Capitalist Intent Under the Constitution

Socialism is the hot topic of the 2020 election season with many of the Democrat candidates advocating for "Democratic Socialism." But is it compatible with the US Constitution or the Framers vision of the American economic system? Here are some thoughts on the subject.

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17th Amendment

 

The Seventeenth Amendment altered the original intent of the Constitution. Did it alter the carefully constructed balance of power between the Federal and State governments? Did the States in reality cede their power to the Federal Government, all in the name of anti-corruption?

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