Category Archives: Constitution Corner

One societal sickness that we still can’t eradicate: Political lies By Thomas Sowell

One of the painful realities of our times is how long a political lie can survive, even after having been disproved years ago, or even generations ago. A classic example is the phrase “tax cuts for the rich,” which is … Continue reading

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Monday’s Church/State Battle By Craig Parshall

On Monday, March 20th, federal Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court, is slated to face questioning from the U.S. Senate during his confirmation hearing. Among other topics, his … Continue reading

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Happy Presidents’ Day!

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Education at a Crossroads By Thomas Sowell

In just a matter of days — perhaps next Monday — a decision will be made in Washington affecting the futures of millions of children in low-income communities, and in the very troubled area of race relations in America. An … Continue reading

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A Brief History of the U.S. Inauguration

The first president, George Washington, was inaugurated at Federal Hall in New York on April 30, 1789. Washington repeated the oath, read by Chancellor Robert Livingston of New York, with one hand on the Bible: “I do solemnly swear that … Continue reading

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Why We Need the Electoral College

With the Presidential Election now days away, most Americans are keeping an eye on the national polls. Many are wondering who’s going to win states like Florida, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. But why is winning certain states more important than winning … Continue reading

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We Are Not A Democracy

Most Americans would say that we live in a democracy, but they would be wrong. In fact, neither the Declaration of Independence nor the Constitution uses the word democracy. Why? Our Founding Fathers established a republic. They took a dim … Continue reading

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