James Madison

  • According to the old adage, religion and politics are two things which must never be discussed in polite society. Many Americans seem to be taking the first part of this adage to heart as the little white country church, the Bible, and prayer are...

  • The United States Constitution has been the basis for America and its limited government since 1789. The...

  • Regulation. In its simplest form the concept "consists of requirements the government imposes on private firms and individuals to achieve government's purposes." For...

  • A common complaint in today’s society is the excessive growth of the welfare state. According to those who offer this complaint, the welfare state refers to the many entitlement programs which provide taxpayer-funded relief to needy individuals...

  • At a NATO summit in France in 2009, President Barack Obama stated, "I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect...

  • An American Founder once famously noted that "it is universally admitted that a well-instructed people alone can be...

  • "General Welfare" -- these words have plagued constitutional authorities for centuries. It appears twice in the United States Constitution, in the Preamble and in Article I, Section 8.

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  • The 10th Amendment of the United States Constitution encapsulates the idea of Federalism, which entails distributing authority and powers between states or provinces and the national government. The notion that...

  • The Constitution emerged after several months of debate in 1787, during which the Founders sought to "form a...