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The Constitutionality of Obama's mandate: Defining "Commerce" (4 of 8)
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The Constitutionality of Obama's mandate: Defining "Commerce" (4 of 8)

In our first 3 installments of this 8 part series examining the constitutionality of the health care mandate, we defined the term "individual mandate on health insurance" (Blog 1), revealed the need to adhere to a strict textual reading of the Constitution (Blog 2) and identified the "Commerce Clause" as the section of the Constitution that the federal government will

01/17/2011
The Constitutionality of Obama's mandate: Which enumerated power? (3 of 8)
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The Constitutionality of Obama's mandate: Which enumerated power? (3 of 8)

In our first installment (Blog 1) of this 8 part series examining the constitutionality of the health care mandate, we defined the term "individual mandate on health insurance."  In our second (Blog 2), we saw the need to adhere to a strict textual reading of the Constitution when crafting legislation.  Now we must determine which section of the Constitution--if a

01/14/2011
United States Slips on Economic Freedom Index
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United States Slips on Economic Freedom Index

Back when I was young in the 1990’s, I remember people often using the phrase “it’s a free country!” But as the years passed, that line became less commonly used. In recent years, I cannot recall one person using this old expression. This seems to be a sign that a great number of Americans are realizing that their freedoms are slipping away.  So just how free is America today?

01/13/2011
The Constitutionality of Obama's mandate: Reading the Constitution (2 of 8)
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The Constitutionality of Obama's mandate: Reading the Constitution (2 of 8)

In our last installment (Blog 1) of this 8 part series examining the constitutionality of the health care mandate, we stated that the "individual mandate" included in the Democrats' health care reform bill is:...a command by the federal government that nearly every United States citizen obtain acceptable health insurance as defined by the government or be subject to a financial penalty.  Put even more simply, the government will force individuals to pu

01/13/2011
Virginia Lobby Day: This Monday
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Virginia Lobby Day: This Monday

Live in Virginia?  Have a few hours for freedom?  Join our friends, Tertium Quids and the 10th Amendment Revolution coalition for a day of lobbying in Richmond on Monday, January 17th. 

01/13/2011
Your Exclusive Peek Into RNC Vote Friday
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Your Exclusive Peek Into RNC Vote Friday

FreedomWorks takes pride in our ability to provide our members and the Tea Party movement with access and accountability in our political process. On Friday at 10:30 AM Eastern Standard Time, watch here to get FreedomWorks' exclusive access to the Chairman voting process of the Republican National Committee (RNC).

01/13/2011
Congress Rediscovers the Constitution
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Congress Rediscovers the Constitution

Democracy and Power 101:  Government is power  The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse. -James Madison, Speech in the Virginia State Convention of 1829-1830

01/12/2011
The Constitutionality of Obama's mandate: Introduction (1 of 8)
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The Constitutionality of Obama's mandate: Introduction (1 of 8)

The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government, are few and defined.  Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.  The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected.  The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people…

01/12/2011
Important Weather Update for Upcoming NC Events
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Important Weather Update for Upcoming NC Events

This is an important announcement for those planning to attend the upcoming North Carolina State Legislative Briefings on January 10 and 11. Due to anticipated inclement weather, several briefings will be rescheduled to a later date to ensure the safety of our members and speakers.

01/08/2011
Both sides prepare to battle over repeal of health-care law
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Both sides prepare to battle over repeal of health-care law

BY Krissah Thompson

As Congress members prepare to fight anew over the federal law overhauling the health-care system, activists on both sides of the issue are gearing up for a sequel to last year's raucous debate.Supporters of the law have begun planning protests, petitions and phone calls to block repeal. Its opponents are cheering efforts to dismantle the measure, which House GOP leaders have said they will put up for a vote on Jan. 12.

01/07/2011

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