The Supreme Court in the Tripartite

Book used: Constitutional Law, 16th Edition, 2007. Sullivan and Gunther. Foundation Press. The Supreme Court traditionally and continually clarifies its role as a member of the tripartite, co-equal federal government by explicitly writing self-imposed restraints into its judicial decisions. Some of the self-imposed rules include: standing, a refusal to answer political questions, ripeness, mootness, and…

Unfunded Mandates and Agenda Control

The federal government constantly creates unfunded mandates for the States to enact and enforce, which drains their budgets for logical and local investment. One of these mandates is the “Deadbeat Parents Act” (DPA). Some of the requirements of the States in this mandate are to facilitate genetic testing, to establish a Case Registry, to adopt…

Brutus is Outraged! Calls for Change!

Book used: Constitutional Law, 16th Edition, 2007. Sullivan and Gunther. Foundation Press. Despite the fact that Brutus is a G(enius), what has the U.S. Supreme Court done to keep the federal government from exercises power to “annihilate all the State governments, and reduce this country to one single government… (since) every man, and every body…

What Keeps the U.S. Supreme Court from Judicial Tyranny / Hubris?

         Book used: Constitutional Law, 16th Edition, 2007. Sullivan and Gunther. Foundation Press. Chief Justice Marshall wrote in Marbury vs. Madison (1803), “…and act of the legislature, repugnant to the constitution, is void” (7). Judicial review provides the Supreme Court the power to invalidate a law passed by Congress and the Executive—the elected representatives of the…

The Story of the Boy and the Bully

This is an excerpt from N. Awakening Chapter 18.  The Boy and the Bully …….“Let’s stay in, it’s going to rain.” She approached the “Declaration of Principles” plaque and said, “Will you show me some of your writings?” She had read all of his published books and understood most of it, she thought, yet, there…

Democracy and the American Founders

This is an excerpt from N. Awakening Chapter 65. Our Constitution Trumps Democracy “National democracy’s dead!” She grabbed her hair, “I can’t get that out of my head!” “It needn’t be a burden…” Mitchell said. A fish jumped out of the water. “But why? Why am I so attached to this idea?” Another fish jumped…

yOur Rights Precede yOur Constitution

This is an excerpt from N. Awakening Chapter 23. On The Constitution She thought about glory. It reminded her of history. John Renard’s expressions resonated in her ear:                 It was Columbus that began this warring progression—(In America)                 You now see. You now know.                 Our bombings are of his capitalism                 Because we…