Ted Cruz, Is Marriage a State Issue or a Federal One?

As I’ve disclosed before, I’m an ardent supporter of Ted Cruz. I’ve donated multiple times to his presidential campaign, and I’ve done a lot of work to promote his candidacy in my writing. That being said, during his recent appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” one of Cruz’s answers set off an alarm in my mind. As Colbert pressed Cruz on his personal beliefs regarding same-sex marriage, Cruz did what he does, and deferred to the Constitution. Ted Cruz is a strict constitutionalist—he Read more […]

Whoops! Apparently America’s College Students Know Nothing About the Constitution

The American public continues to show a staggering level of ignorance about the basic principles of America’s Constitution and government, according to a new survey put out by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA). ACTA, which promotes high standards and a core curriculum for college students, commissioned a survey of 383 college graduates nationwide and quizzed them on basic American civics via a series of multiple-choice. The result were, for the most part, appalling. When Read more […]

Students Told They Have to Get Permission From University to Hand Out Free Constitutions on Public Property

Just minutes after students with Young Americans for Liberty started to set up to hand out free U.S. Constitutions to student passersby, a school administrator told them that they had to obtain permission from the university in order to do what they’re doing. The University of Akron in Ohio is a public university, paid for by taxpayer dollars. Despite this, the school’s solicitation policy dictates that groups – whether they’re comprised of university students or people not affiliated with Read more […]

And so it Begins: College Says There’s No Such Thing as “Free” Speech

A guide to preventing “bias incidents” published by Rutgers University warns students that the idea of “free speech” is a lie, Campus Reform reports. “There is no such thing as ‘free’ speech. All speech has a cost and consequences,” opens the page dedicated to the school’s “Bias Prevention & Education Committee.” The page, maintained by the school’s office of student affairs, encourages students to “think before you speak” and also offers four other core suggestions Read more […]

Ted Cruz: “We Must Defend Religious Liberty”!

Ted Cruz was a guest on Face the Nation Sunday morning to discuss birthright citizenship and the fight for religious freedom. When host John Dickerson asked him about same-sex marriage and religious liberty he responded by saying we must defend religious liberty no matter the cost. John Dickerson: We know that that would be a part of your presidency. What in a Cruz presidency would same-sex marriage look like? Ted Cruz: Well, when it comes to religious liberty, religious liberty has been Read more […]

Do You Know Where Marco Rubio Stands on Immigration?

“This is the way the world ends, not with a bang, but a whimper.” – T. S. Eliot The Donald Trump immigration plan has accomplished exactly what it was intended to accomplish: it has presidential candidates debating the specific policy of birthright citizenship. As I hoped it would, Trump’s plan has sent shockwaves through the Republican Party, forcing the other presidential candidates to respond—either in agreement, or in disagreement. Or in the case of Marco Rubio, neither. During an Read more […]

Um. Liberal “Legal Expert” says the Constitution Can’t Be Amended!

A writer for The Huffington Post has come up with a novel rebuttal to Donald Trump and other Republicans who advocate amending the U.S. Constitution to eliminate birthright citizenship: It’s unconstitutional! “It turns out that the very idea of amending the Constitution to end birthright citizenship for the children of immigrants — a move that squarely targets Latinos — would probably be found unconstitutional,” argues Cristian Farias, a legal affairs writer for the site. Farias Read more […]

Birthright Citizenship Stands on Extremely Weak Legal Ground—Here’s Why

Constitutional Originalism is defined as “a principle of interpretation that views the Constitution’s meaning as fixed as of the time of enactment.” Originalism is often coupled with what’s called “intentionalism,” which means that one’s understanding of the Constitution and other founding documents is determined by “how the provision was understood at the time it was drafted and ratified.” I’m a Constitutional Originalist, and as such, I don’t understand the freakout over Donald Trump’s desire Read more […]

College Student Gets Officially Ostracized for Not Being Nice on Twitter!

A student at Texas Christian University has been banned from living on campus or participating in any extracurricular activities due to posts he made on Facebook and Twitter that aroused the wrath of an Internet activist. Under the terms of his punishment, Harry Vincent may attend his classes on campus but do essentially nothing else until he graduates from the school. He is also expected to perform 60 hours of community service and must take a course titled “Issues in Diversity” taught Read more […]

If Liberals Rewrote the 16th Amendment: Taxes

Continuing my series on liberal rewrites of the Constitution, I’ve decided to take a look at taxes in the form of the 16th Amendment. It seems only fitting now that Bernie Sanders is in the race. Although every Democrat is in favor of Robin-Hooding the rich in order to form a dependent class, Sanders seems to be the only one admitting to wanting dramatically higher taxes. The dumb, honest socialist. Here’s the text of the 16th Amendment to the Constitution as it currently stands: “The Congress Read more […]

If Liberals Rewrote the 14th & 15th Amendments

Continuing my series of liberal constitutional rewrites—inspired by the insipid comments of Democrat Senator Tammy Baldwin—I’ve decided to reconstruct the 14th and 15th Amendments to more accurately reflect modern liberal ideals. First, the original text of section one of the 14th Amendment: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any Read more […]