Pertaining to the U.S. Constitution

On a Foundation of These Principles

The principles of the Declaration of Independence -- the very principles of what it means to be America and to be an American -- cannot withstand unless we return to government governed by a paramount law.

The Declaration of Independence: America’s Essential Document

No other nation recognizes in its foundational document the right of rebellion and the right of the people to alter or abolish their government if it becomes destructive to the “unalienable Rights” of the people.

States Will Reclaim the Constitution

Walter E. Williams, CNS News

State legislatures are essential to reclaim the constitution and protect us from unconstitutional acts of Congress.

Love or Fight Thy Neighbor?

W. James Antle III, Daily Caller

“Copperhead” presents a different look at the Civil War and the true meaning of loyalty.

Stockman Condemns Amnesty Bill

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

Rep. Steve Stockman says the Senate bill is a revenue measure that didn’t originate in the House.

The House’s Comprehensive Rejection

Jonathan Strong, National Review Online

The Senate amnesty bill is dead on arrival. But everything else is surprisingly wide open.

‘Copperhead’ Brings Civil War Home

Jordan Bloom, American Conservative

The movie presents a contrarian look at accepted American historic norms – and honors dissent.

SCOTUS Inflames Culture War By Overruling We The People On Marriage

If the Supreme Court says Congress can’t define marriage, and the voters of California can’t define marriage because their elected officials don’t agree with the voters’ decision, the only way to bring the debate over the definition of marriage to a conclusion satisfactory to conservatives is to step up the culture war to ensure that we elect only those who will stand for traditional marriage as Governors, state Attorneys General, and President of the United States.

Sup. Court: DOMA Unconstitutional

Cheryl Wetzstein, Washington Times

The Supreme Court today ruled in favor of benefits for legally “married” homosexual couples.

Constitution Lovers: Take The Chance To See “Copperhead”

At its heart, Ron Maxwell’s Copperhead is an exploration of freedom of expression, the price of dissent from majority opinion and how religion forms conflicting moral imperatives – all wrapped in an excellent period piece examining a fascinating and little known element of Civil War history. Go to to learn more and to make sure the film will be seen in your market.

We Should Not Support Politicians Who Call Upholding The Constitution A Criminal Act

All of this talk of criminality and sending Snowden to prison – or worse – presupposes that what Snowden did was contrary to the law and to his oath as a government employee. What if it is the government itself that is the law-breaker, by violating the Constitution (the law that governs government) and Edward Snowden is merely supplying the corrective action necessary to bring the government back inside its proper constitutional bounds?

Why John Roberts Was Wrong

Ross Kaminsky, American Spectator

Sen. Mike Lee's inexpensive, easy to read, short, important new book presents the conservative case.

Sup. Ct. Path Favors Conservatives

Robert Barnes, The Washington Post

Those in-the-know think the Court’s conservatives will write the term’s most important opinions.

Don’t Tolerate Government Snooping

Sen. Rand Paul, Washington Times

The Kentucky Senator says we can’t take such gross infringement of our liberties sitting down.

Civil Liberties: A GOP Civil War?

W. James Antle III, American Conservative

As Repubs reject Obama's national-security state, neocons target the party's libertarian wing.

CHQ Reader Comments: NSA Leaker Edward Snowden is No Patriot

To some CHQ readers, the problem is that the Obama administration hasn't been able to decide whether or not we are actually at war with Muslim extremists, and when the enemy can be in our midst, then electronic surveillance (such as the programs Edward Snowden revealed) is no different than any other current surveillance methods -- such as security cameras and metal detectors. To have your ideas and opinions on the issues raised by the NSA leak and Edward Snowden’s critique of U.S. government electronic surveillance policy considered for publication on CHQ, please send them to CHQeditor [at] gmail [dot] com.

The Role of the Federal Government

Lisa Fabrizio, American Spectator

The federal government is simply not empowered nor desired to be all things for all people.

CHQ Reader Comments: NSA Leaker Edward Snowden is a Patriot

So far, Edward Snowden is getting a hero’s welcome on Here is a selection of some of the comments supporting Snowden’s decision to reveal classified material on the U.S. government's electronic surveillance programs. To have your ideas and opinions on the issues raised by the NSA leak and Edward Snowden’s critique of U.S. government electronic surveillance policy considered for publication on CHQ, please send them to CHQeditor [at] gmail [dot] com.

Levin: The Constitution’s Churchill

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

IRS, NSA, Obamacare, auto black boxes vindicate the author of back-to-Constitution basics.

Why We Should Oppose Surveillance

Timothy Carney, Washington Examiner

Law abiding citizens often have no problem with snooping, but there’re reasons why we should.