• Almost No One Reads What Has Been Considered By Almost Everyone To Be The “Law Of The Land” – Even Though It Isn’t

    Can You Read, Do You Read?

    Part of my work here at the Institute on the Constitution involves making presentations across the country about matters of law, government and the Constitution.

    Sometimes, I’ll ask the members of the audience to raise their hand if they have ever read a Supreme Court opinion.  Almost always there are no hands raised.

    Do you find it curious that almost no one reads that which almost everyone considers being the “law of the land” – which, by the way, it isn’t?

    This may be the quintessential example of the degradation of the formerly vibrant American culture.

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  • Obstruction of InJustice Is Not A Crime!

    Obstruction of InJustice Is Not A Crime!

    For two years we heard the drumbeat of “Collusion, Collusion”

    Now, we keep hearing the phrase “Obstruction of Justice.”

    I’m curious about this phrase and I think it deserves some examination.

    “Obstruction of justice” is what they call a “process crime” and falls into the same category as “contempt of court,” and “perjury.”  These acts are prosecuted because they are considered to harm the public interest in the functioning and integrity of the judicial system.

    But this presumes that the judicial system is functioning in the public interest and functioning with integrity.  What if government agents or even whole agencies are not pursuing justice but are themselves acting in a corrupt manner designed to serve a private or a corrupt purpose?

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  • Is Christianity the Religion of America?

    Is Christianity the Religion of America?

    Last week, we discussed the first Muslim representative elected to the Pennsylvania legislature who demanded an apology from another member because they began their session with a prayer to Jesus Christ, calling it ‘highly offensive.’”

    I received a message from a reader, who I believe to be sincere, stating, “The Founders NEVER intended to favor Christianity over any other religion… None of the founders were explicitly Christian except the couple who were ministers. These arguments that the founders favored Christianity are historically incorrect, divisive, and anti-American. Your intent is only to rile up fear for political purposes.”

    Let’s take a look at what a majority of our Founders believed.

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  • Prayer to Jesus Is Offensive To Muslims & Democrats Because Christ Is The Only One That Brings True Freedom & Liberty

    Prayer to Jesus Is Offensive To Muslims & Democrats Because Christ Is The Only One That Brings True Freedom & Liberty

    This week, The Blaze reported, The first Muslim representative elected to the Pennsylvania legislature is demanding an apology from another member who began their session with a prayer to Jesus Christ, calling it ‘highly offensive.’”

    The Pennsylvania State Democratic party called the prayer an “Islamophobic message,” while Party Whip Jordan Harris shrieked:

    Today, we saw religion weaponized in the House chamber in what could be considered a gross attempt to intimidate, demean and degrade a Muslim State representative in the presence of her family, friends and guests.

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  • The Un-American Education System in America

    The Un-American Education System in America

    Have you ever asked the question, “Just what makes you an American?”

    I believe it is ascribing to the doctrine of what the U.S. Code calls the “organic law” of the United States: The Declaration of Independence.

    This amazing document contains the ideology “that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights Governments are instituted among Men deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Therefore the principle prerequisite to American citizenship is the acknowledgment that there is a God our rights come from Him and the purpose government exists is to secure (protect) our God-given rights.

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  • The Myth of Three Co-Equal Branches of Government

    The Myth of Three Co-Equal Branches of Government

    In today’s delicate, thin-skinned and ultra-sensitive world where the gospel of “equality of outcomes” is paramount, it should come as no surprise that most Americans favor the unconstitutional myth of three co-equal branches of government.

    Well, unfortunately for America, “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”

    Last month at an MSNBC Town Hall, Nancy Pelosi, a self-proclaimed Constitutional Scholar and current Speaker of the House of Representatives, stated: “Our Founders envisioned three co-equal branches of government. There’s little excuse for one chamber of Congress refusing to do its job and simply giving power over to the President.”

    My good friend and Institute on the Constitution Chapter Leader, Gary Porter, made the following observation in his recent presentation on the topic.

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  • Trump: America Will Never Be a Socialist Country…But Is It?

    Trump: America Will Never Be a Socialist Country…But Is It?

    Among his ardent supporters, President Donald Trump’s recent State of the Union speech has been hailed as a masterpiece. Particularly praised by pundits is his dramatic declaration that the United States will never be a socialist country.

    This remark was a pointed rebuke of his political opponents, including Senator Bernie Sanders, to whom the television cameras immediately panned.

    Some are suggesting that this sound byte might be remembered historically.

    I can’t predict if this quote will become a piece of history, but I can assure you this statement is not true, although I wish it were.

    I say this because America is already a socialist country.

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  • Socialism is A Lie and Kamala Harris is a Liar

    Socialism is A Lie and Kamala Harris is a Liar

    Announcing her intention to seek the presidency, U.S. Senator from California, Kamala Harris, said she favored “Medicare for all,” which would essentially mean the complete socialization of health care.

    Asserting her ignorance of the Constitution and healthcare, Harris has tweeted in the past:

    “Here’s what I believe: health care is a right, not a privilege. RT [re-tweet] if you agree.”

    Please pay attention to what I am about to say.

    Kamala Harris is a socialist. She is also a liar.

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  • Let’s Be True to What Is on Paper - All Men Are Created Equal

    Let’s Be True to What Is on Paper – All Men Are Created Equal

    Why were Nazi agents and soldiers able to murder millions of defenseless Jewish women, children, and men? How could a concentration camp administrator gas thousands of women and children in the morning, and then return home to dinner with his family that evening and help his child cope with bullying at school, or engage in a meaningful conversation with his wife about the burdens of life and raising a family?

    The answer is not very complex; however, it is satanic. The German father and his entire family did not believe human beings of Jewish ethnicity were actually humans. They were like pests that had invaded their country; no different than a massive infestation of rats in one’s home.

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  • Socialism for Christmas?

    Socialism for Christmas?

    Christmas is a wonderful time.  Traditionally it is a time of gift giving.  The historical model for this giving is the presentation of gifts to the Christ Child by the Three Wise Men who knew of His coming through the Scriptures and the heavens.

    But what would you think if you learned that just before their famous arrival, the Magi had forcibly stolen the gifts they presented to Christ?

    That changes things, doesn’t it?

    Regrettably, in today’s America, there is a growing acceptance of stealing the labor and the assets of others.  It is taught in the government schools and fostered in the news and social media as well.

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  • A Note to My Critics: Fidelity to God Is Commitment to Liberty and America

    A Note to My Critics: Fidelity to God Is Commitment to Liberty and America

    Every week I receive responses from my weekly commentaries by critics; comments such as:

    • Our public schools are places for teaching, not preaching. They have NO RIGHT to subject youngsters who[se] parents are not Christians to Christian indoctrination! Prayer has absolutely NO PLACE in public schools. 
    • Evolution, communism, and sex-ed are NOT a religion. Students in school are not taught that they must be atheists or communists. The notion that this is happening is just plain ludicrous. 
    • To teach youngsters creationism is as insane as teaching them that the earth is flat and that Santa Claus and the tooth fairy actually exist!
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  • Local Legislator Defends the Unborn with the Law

    Local Legislator Defends the Unborn with the Law

    Just last week Michael Anthony Peroutka, Chairman of the Anne Arundel County Council, introduced RESOLUTION 30-18 recognizing and declaring the humanity of preborn children. The resolution urged the citizens of Anne Arundel County to take all appropriate actions to prevent cruel and inhumane treatment of all human beings, including preborn children, as well as to promote and defend the dignity of all human beings within Anne Arundel County.

    When presented with a resolution acknowledging and declaring that children in the womb are human beings, the council voted 4-3 against.

    Peroutka then made the statement, “This begs the question… If they don’t think the life inside of the womb is human, then what species do they think it is?”

    Despite the fact that the humanity of the pre-born was acknowledged by the President of Planned Parenthood more than 20 years ago, why couldn’t Councilmen Grasso, Pruski, Smith and Trumbauer vote for the obvious?

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  • Do “We the People” Have the Right To Alienate Freedom?

    Do “We the People” Have the Right To Alienate Freedom?

    Have you noticed a trend in America that views liberty under God as rebellion to power structures existing in our nation?  Although this is perverse thinking, it is nothing new to Americans.

    Before the Declaration of Independence, the First Continental Congress in 1775 issued the Olive Branch petition to King George III. It was an attempt to assert the rights of the colonists that were no longer being recognized by the king while maintaining their loyalty to the British crown. King George not only refused to read the petition, he proclaimed that the colonists had “proceeded to open and avowed rebellion.” He declared his American subjects had been “misled by dangerous and ill designing men, and forgetting the allegiance which they owe to the power that has protected and supported them.”

    This week I have pondered the king’s “fight’n words,” and I believe it is time for us to take old principles and make modern applications.

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  • Should "In God We Trust" Return to Public Life and Be Backed by Law?

    Should “In God We Trust” Return to Public Life and Be Backed by Law?

    On July 30, 1956, President Dwight Eisenhower signed legislation establishing, “In God We Trust,” as America’s national motto in 36 US Code 302.

    According to Fox News, public school officials in Alabama are looking to put God back into their schools through displays of the national motto.

    Florida State Rep. David Standridge sponsored the original legislation that gives public bodies the right to display the “In God We Trust” motto. Six state legislatures passed laws mandating that every public school prominently display the U.S. motto, “In God We Trust.” Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Arizona, Louisiana and Tennessee. Minnesota passed a law allowing, but not mandating, that public schools post the motto, and North Carolina law requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue optional “In God We Trust” license plates.

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  • Peroutka Resolution Claims Constitutional Rights for the Unborn!

    Peroutka Resolution Claims Constitutional Rights for the Unborn!

    Does anyone doubt that American culture is in a downward spiral?

    Shootings in schools, attacks on police, misuse of authority by police, disrespect of teachers, disobedience by children of parents, drugs, gangs, violence

    Why is this happening?

    There are many answers, but do these effects trace back to a common thread?

    I think they might.

    At the risk of over-simplicity, lets try this out:

    There is a way that God made the world.  His created order involves laws and rules, which are, despite what we think, and despite how we feel or even how we really, really feel immutable and unchanging.

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