Constitution

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Democrats Are Waging War Against Tradition and the Constitution

Victor Davis Hanson, PJ Media

To change the U.S. Constitution is hard—and by intent. Efforts to change time-honored rules for short-term gain are becoming more common. Sanctuary cities nullify federal immigration law to empower illegal immigration. The nonenforcement of laws against rioting and looting has become common in big cities. The First Amendment is inert on college campuses. The left should beware. Politics are volatile and often change. When Democrats destroy longstanding rules for short-term advantage, they may regret it when they too are in need of sober traditions and the U.S. Constitution.

National Constitution Bee Announces $25,000 Scholarship for Winner of June 27 Event in Washington, D. C.

Our friends at the Star News Education Foundation announced on Thursday that the winner of the 2020 National Constitution Bee will receive a $25,000 scholarship. The second and third place finishers will receive scholarships of $5,000 and $2,000. The event will be held at the Phoenix Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. on June 27, 2020. Please read on to learn how your child or school can participate.

Virginia Democrats Want You Doped, Dumb And Disarmed

What better way to make the exercise of one’s political duties seem like a tiresome nuisance than to numb the minds of Virginia’s citizenry with drugs? And what better way to strip Virginians of their pre-existing and inalienable rights than to disarm them? Legalizing drugs while confiscating firearms is not about making us safe.  It's about making government safe to do things in the future that an armed and alert populace would never tolerate.

No, the Senate is not a jury, and other misconceptions about impeachment

Byron York, Washington Examiner

An impeachment trial is simply not like a trial in the justice system. Throughout, the Senate acts as a body. It can set the rules for the trial. It can stop the trial. It can start it again. It can pause the trial. It can rule out witnesses. It can call witnesses. It can dismiss the articles of impeachment altogether. It can do what the chief justice suggests, or it can ignore him altogether. Each senator can decide what evidence he or she wants to consider or reject. Each senator can vote guilty or not guilty or make up some kooky verdict based on Scottish law. All of that is part of having the "sole power" to try all impeachments. To impose some sort of judicial template on the process makes no sense.

Virginia Now Has Over 100 Second Amendment Sanctuaries

"Right now we're all just hoping that the public outpouring all across the Commonwealth is enough to maybe inform the General Assembly that on these particular issues, their proposed legislation has gone too far," said Tazewell County Board of Supervisors member Charles Stacy. "And if the people deem it to be a violation of their constitutional rights, they're not going to just sit back and take that. They're going to advocate, they're going to fight that as hard as they can."

Why Bother To Have Another Presidential Election?

Professor Jonathan Turley was right, if a President can be impeached because a majority of the House does not agree with his policies, doesn’t like his style, or simply hates him for defeating their preferred candidate then why have another presidential election? Why not just let 218 Members of the House choose the President?

Let’s Say A Thanksgiving Prayer For 2020

By electing Donald Trump, we, and our country, in effect survived the long harsh winter of the Obama years, but there’s no guarantee that we will succeed in our goal of governing America according to limited government constitutional conservative principles. To do that will require many more years of hard work.

Trump Fuels Rise Of Black Conservatives

Donald Trump’s campaign question to Black communities: What have you got to lose? Seems to have empowered a group of younger African Americans to run for office and offer conservatism as the alternative to the Democrats’ long record of neglect. And on Tuesday, Daniel Jay Cameron, one of the stars of this generation of Black conservatives, was elected as Kentucky’s Attorney General.

Join Us At The Second Amendment Rally Tomorrow, Sat. Nov. 2

If you value your constitutional right to bear arms now is the time to take a stand. Join CHQ and other defenders of the Second Amendment in Washington, DC on Saturday, November 2, 2019 and let your voice be heard. The rally begins in front of the Capitol Building (WEST LAWN - National Mall Side) at 12:30PM.

Conservative Star News Digital Media Announces Principles on K-12 Education

Conservatives should, at a minimum, demand adherence to these principles from every candidate running for the School Board, because the Soros-funded Left has a well thought out and well-funded plan to continue the Leftward movement and radical transformation of American K-12 education.

Conservative Leaders Oppose the Nomination of Judge Halil Ozerden

The toll free Capitol Switchboard (1-866-220-0044). Call your Senators today and urge them to vote NO on the confirmation of Judge Halil Ozerden to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. We also invite CHQ readers to call President Trump via the White House comment line (1-202-456-1111) and urge him to withdraw this ill-advised nomination.

The Squad Aims To Make Pro-Life Democrats Extinct In 2020

In today’s “woke” Democratic Party non-conformity is not tolerated, especially on abortion, so any pro-life Democrat is bound to draw an opponent. Such is the case with pro-life Democrat Rep. Dan Lipinski of Illinois, whose Far-Left challenger has just been endorsed by Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Far-Left Senator Elizabeth Warren.

The Wisdom of Federalism

William Murchison, The American Spectator

When it works right, the good old Union —our Union — is a marketplace serving innumerable constituencies with innumerable needs and outlooks. State and local governments exist chiefly to assess and address these needs and outlooks: such and such medicine for you, such and such for him, according to the political dispositions on view in the electorate. Free, uncoerced choice in political contexts, we nevertheless sense, has much to be said for it, whether rightly or wrongly exercised. You pays your money, as the saying goes, and you takes your choice. There the fun starts — or the folly.

Kamala Harris Is An Anchor Baby, Not A ‘Natural Born Citizen’ Of The United States

From our perspective, the circumstances of Kamal Harris’s birth were a form of birth tourism where the child is born in the geographic confines of the United States for the sole purpose of obtaining American citizenship and then whisked off to another country, only to return when and if being an American is economically advantageous.

The MSM And Four Anti-American Congresswomen

Being an “American” requires more than simply being born here or otherwise qualifying for United States citizenship – it requires allegiance to a certain and quite definite set of principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Representative Omar and her posse all took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, but we see no evidence that they and their media defenders actually hold any allegiance to its principles.

Conservatives Put On The Brass Knuckles

“What I want to do with the Article III Project is take off the gloves, put on the brass knuckles and fight back,” Mike Davis, an Iowa native who was the chief nominations counsel for Senator Charles E. Grassley, told Carl Hulse of the New York Times.

The Ballot Box Jihad

We urge our conservative Democrat friends in Michigan, Virginia, Florida, Texas, California, Pennsylvania and other states where primary elections are imminent, to take this warning of the danger of nominating and electing anti-constitutional liberty Muslim candidates seriously and to only vote for candidates who believe in and will fight for the foundational principles of our Constitutional Republic.

The World Doesn’t Care About Groupthink

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Free-market constitutional societies depend not so much on natural resources as on their own system of free markets, meritocratic and enlightened government, and free inquiry. Americans usually are the most creative and resourceful when they are written off as has-beens and doomed — as we saw when they went from being a hobbled oil importer to OPEC’s greatest nightmare. Among the political classes, both being slurred or slurring others of like kind in disgusting fashion is no big deal. Apparently, it is just the usual foul water that such kindred fish always swim in.

How Liberal Transgender Ideology Has Warped The Right To Privacy

According to transgender ideology, now affirmed by a federal judge, you have no right to visual bodily privacy. Your nakedness, long believed, next to your thoughts, to be the ultimate private realm is no longer private and your “visual bodily privacy” must now give way to the demands of transgender ideology.

A Bad Idea For Ohio And A Terrible Idea For America

No Republican has ever been elected President without Ohio, and Ohio has furnished eight Presidents with Ohio roots – all Republicans. So why the Buckeye State’s Republican-controlled legislature and Governor would want to dilute their state’s Electoral College votes via the Democrat proposal to bypass the Electoral College is a complete mystery to us.