Freedom Matters – The Constitution – Part 10 –Amendments 21 – 27

This is the last post on the Constitution and the Amendments. Amendment 21 1. The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed. 2. The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of […]

Freedom Matters–The Constitution–Part 8–The Bill of Rights–Amendments 1 – 10

The Bill of Rights are the legal codification of very specific rights that the framers intended to protect with special placement in the Constitution.  While the 7 Articles place impositions on the federal government, the first 10 Amendments give greater freedom to the people.  I will make some comments about some of these Amendments, and […]

Freedom Matters–The Constitution–Part 7 Articles 5 to 7

  Article 5 – Amendment The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and […]

Freedom Matters–The Constitution–Part 5–Article 3 The Judicial Branch

Section 1 – Judicial Powers The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behavior, and shall, at stated […]

Freedom Matters–The Constitution–Part 4–Article 2 The Executive Branch

These are the qualifications and duties of the President of the United States.  This is the job description, the framework that a president is suppose to operate under.  Read this section very carefully before you vote in November.   Section 1 – The President The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the […]

Freedom Matters–The Constitution–Part 3–Article 1 The Legislative Branch Part 2

Continuing with Article 1 of the Constitution, I will finish Article 1 in this post.   Article 1 – The Legislative BranchSection 8 – Powers of Congress The Congress shall have Power: To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of […]

Freedom Matters–The Constitution–Part 2–Article 1 The Legislative Branch

Today, I examine Article 1 of the Constitution.  Here, the Constitution establishes a bi-cameral legislature, and sets the limits it operates under.  As you read through each section, notice what the House and Senate are actually charged with doing, and more importantly, not doing. Section 1 – The Legislature All legislative Powers herein granted shall […]

Freedom Matters–The Constitution – The Preamble

Given that this is a critical election cycle, I think it important to remind ourselves of what the Constitution actually says.  It seems that both parties have forgotten, or worse, ignored, what the Constitution actually allows the federal government to do, which isn’t a whole lot. It is helpful to remember that the Constitution severely […]