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Constitutional Principles

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Our Unconstitutional Administrative State

What used to be called quasi-judicial agencies have become a rogue government unto themselves, outside the original confines of the Constitution.  These agencies, today typified by the Environmental Protection Agency, make the law, enforce it, and adjudicate disputes arising under their regulations.  This, of course, is in direct conflict with the Constitution’s separation of powers.

The Constitution was crafted with the intent to prevent aggrandizement of political and economic power in one set of hands, relying upon the concept of separation of powers.  Every school child is taught about the separation of powers among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.  But the most basic of these power separations was between the individual states and the Federal government.

It’s no accident that liberal-progressives, since the beginning of the 20th century, had agitated for diminishing the countervailing powers of the states, a goal greatly furthered by the 17th Amendment that reduced state legislatures’ influence upon members of the Senate.  At the same time, activist presidents - Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson - began creating quasi-judicial regulatory agencies to enhance presidential powers at the expense of Congress.

Read Myron Magnet’s overview of the phenomenon on the City Journal website:

Professor Tribe’s Transgression:  He takes the Constitution seriously.

Monday, May 04, 2015

Baltimore And The Great Society

Baltimore’s riots, looting, burning, and attacks on police and innocent civilians are not unprecedented.  Nor are liberal-progressive prescriptions for dealing with the phenomenon.  It didn’t work then and it won’t work today.

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Struggle Dividing Our Nation

Increasingly frequent presidential executive orders and arbitrary bureaucratic regulations make it abundantly clear that liberal-progressives aim to conquer and to impose their will upon the rest of us, making the Constitution all but meaningless.

Monday, April 06, 2015

The American Mobocracy

A hate crime is becoming whatever private thought or belief fails to conform to the liberal-progressive shibboleths of the moment.  Mobs are at the ready to crush dissenters.

Thanks to Barton Bennett, who alerted me to this post on the Vox Populi website:

The Gates of Hell shall not prevail

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Secular Religions

Liberal-progressivism and its subset environmentalism are both secular religions. They are, along with Lenin’s and Stalin’s Communism, Hitler’s National Socialist German Workers Party (the Nazis), and Mussolini’s Fascism, merely denominations within the church of socialism.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Restoring The Unwritten Constitution

Liberal-progressivism, exemplified in President Obama, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, is aimed at destroying the essence of constitutionalism that gave birth to the United States.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Is The President A Law Unto Himself?

England’s Stuart kings’ repeated efforts to bypass Parliament and to proclaim laws unilaterally led to the Glorious Revolution of 1689 deposing James II and to Parliament’s enacting the English Bill of Rights, the precursor to our own first ten amendments to the Constitution.

Is Obama Charles I or James II redux?

Read Adam White’s article from the City Journal website.

Unfaithful Executive: On presidential oaths and obligations

Friday, January 30, 2015

No Limit To Obama’s Power Claims

Who needs a Congress to pass laws, with a compliant Attorney General and a president who claims an apparently unlimited prerogative to order whatever strikes his fancy?

Read Peter Wehner’s brief gloss on the questioning of Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Society’s Rights

The lectern used by Senator Dianne Feinstein to announce the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s interrogation methods bore a label declaring “human rights first.”  Human rights, however, depend entirely upon preservation of the political power and social culture that proclaims and supports them.  Enhanced interrogation methods after 9/11 were essential to that end.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Rioting Mobs Victimized By Black Capitalists

Mike Adam’s take on the riots, looting, and burning in Ferguson and elsewhere: truth is an impediment to destabilizing political and social order to further liberal-progressivism.