Separation of Powers

H.R. 5 – Federal Stranglehold on Education (Including Private Schools)

February 24, 2015 // 4 Comments

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker, John Boehner, is trying to push an education bill through the house this week that he claims, “…contains a number of conservative reforms to reduce the federal footprint, restore local control, and empower parents and local leaders to hold schools accountable.”  Sounds great right up until one actually reads the 600+ page bill that was only introduced February 3, 2015. How is [Read More ... ]

Constitution Day Assignment

September 17, 2014 // 1 Comment

Being a teacher who seeks to uphold and defend both the spirit and the letter of U.S. Constitutional law, I put together the video below in order to present to my students the core nature of our Constitution from the Founding Fathers’ point of view.  I also sought to overcome obstacles imposed by the 12 years of left-leaning public schooling most of my students have already endured.  As such, I intentionally used quotes from John [Read More ... ]

“Fluke” OR … Ingenious Check on Power?

August 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

Following a Facebook post in which I promoted Monday’s article, “Want Unity? Uphold the Platform!“, someone remarked that Michigan’s State Constitution contains a “fluke” that permits Republican Party delegates to elect the party’s candidate for Lieutenant Governor at State Nominating Convention.  Here is my response to that erroneous view of principle of Liberty technically known as a Check on Power.  [Read More ... ]

400 Years? – Read the Constitution!

March 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

Some members of Congress say the stupidest things.  Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) – a voting member of the U.S. House of Representatives – claimed this week that the U.S. Constitution is 400 years old.  Really? Is Lee cognizant of the fact that the United States was NOT even established as an independent nation until 1776?  Not to mention the fact that the Constitution itself wasn’t even written until 1787? Does [Read More ... ]