Favorite Happy 227th Birthday, Constitutional Republic

On March 4, 1789, Congress assembled and declared the Constitution of the United States of America to be in effect.  I think it worthwhile to take a moment to reflect on the simple fact that this remarkable governing document came … Continue reading

Qualifying to Be a U.S. Representative

To qualify to be a U.S.Representative, you must satisfy all of these requirements: be at least 25 years old at the time you take office; have been a U.S. citizen for at least 7 years at the time you take … Continue reading

All Legislative Powers Herein Granted…

This sentence says that all laws that may be made by the federal government (by virtue of being granted in the Constitution) must be made by Congress.  Neither the Supreme Court nor the Executive Branch (the President and those who … Continue reading

Laws, Congress, the People, the States, and the President

The Constitution of the United States is the final legal authority for the Federal Government of the United States as well as all member states and the people within. As such, the Constitution – and only the Constitution – spells … Continue reading

We the People… (Preamble)

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, … Continue reading