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“Original intent” is the fundamental rule of construction of the Constitution. In the parlance of modern constitutional exegesis, Blackstone’s phrase “intentions at the time when the law was made” has come to be truncated into the term “original intent”.

Supreme Court

Misconstrued Role of the Supreme Court

Decisions of Courts Have No Rank as "Law"“n the ordinary use of language it will hardly be contended that the decisions of Courts constitute...
Constitutional MIlitia

“the Militia of the several States”

“the Militia of the several States”GOVERNMENTAL INSTITUTIONS THAT EXERCISE GOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITY—THOROUGHLY CIVILIAN “The Militia of the several States”: Governmental Institutions, Thoroughly Civilian “The Militia of the...
MIlitia and Congress

Congress and “the Militia of the several States”

Congress and the Militia“THE MILITIA OF THE SEVERAL STATES” ARE LARGELY OUTSIDE THE JURISDICTION OF CONGRESS. Congress Governs “Part” of the Militia— Otherwise The...
Judicial Supremacy

“Judicial Supremacy” Through “Judicial Review”

"Judicial Supremacy": Nowhere to be found in the Constitution or Pre-constitutional HistoryPre-constitutional history provides no support for the sweeping contemporary claim that “the federal...
Oath of Office

“Oath or Affirmation” of Office

“Oath or Affirmation” of OfficeEvery government official is personally liable for each and every violation of the Constitution. “Oath or Affirmation” of Office (Article VI,...
President Executive Power

“Executive Power” of the President of the United States

“Executive Power” of the President of the United States: A Mere Residue of the Power Enjoyed by the King of England Although the Constitution mandates...
President

Misconstrued Role of the President

President's Constitutional Role as "Commander in Chief"On the very face of the Constitution. the President is not the "Commander in Chief" of the Nation as...
Congress

Misconstrued Role of Congress

Misconstrued Role of Congress: Acts of Congress Not Necessarily Binding THE PEOPLE are not necessarily legally bound by every act that individuals who may happen...
organic law

Declaration of Independence

The Constitution of the United States and all State constitutions derive from, and must conform to and promote, the principles of the Declaration of...
Word "actual" in the Constitution

The Word “Actual” in the Constitution

The Word "Actual" in the ConstitutionAs a matter of law, the adjective “actual” was not written into the Constitution in modification of “Service” in...
"well regulated Militia" 2nd Amendment

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special interest groups

“Factions” or “Special Interest” Groups

"Factions" or "Special Interest" GroupsAmerica’s Founding Fathers denounced “factions” (what we refer to today as “special interests”) because these groups consist of “a number of citizens,...
Judicial Supremacy

“Judicial Supremacy” Through “Judicial Review”

"Judicial Supremacy": Nowhere to be found in the Constitution or Pre-constitutional HistoryPre-constitutional history provides no support for the sweeping contemporary claim that “the federal...
Tyranny: John Locke

“Usurpation” and “Tyranny”

"Usurpation"“Usurpation” – the exercise of some otherwise legitimate governmental power as to which the particular actor actor enjoys no legal claim.Source: John Locke, Two Treatises of Government,...
unconstitutional powers

“Emergency Powers”

"Emergency Powers"The real "emergency" that confronts Americans is the lust of aspiring and conspiring usurpers and tyrants for power WE THE PEOPLE have withheld...
War

“War”: The Constitutional Meaning

"War": The Constitutional MeaningConstitutionally speaking, "War" is a specific set of legal relations between two or more independent nations. Therefore no "War" can be...