Primer in Constitutional law – Congress’ enumerated powers

Canada Free Press – By Publius Huldah —— Bio and Archives–October 17, 2010

1. With the U.S. Constitution, We The People created the federal government. It is our “creature”, and has no powers other than those We granted to it in The Constitution.

Webster’s American Dictionary of the English Language (1828), says re “constitution”:

…In free states, the constitution is paramount to the statutes or laws enacted by the legislature, limiting and controlling its power; and in the United States, the legislature is created, and its powers designated, by the constitution.

If you, dear Reader, will study this paper and read the Constitution, you will know more about it than most State & federal judges, most law professors & lawyers, most who spout off on TV & radio, and anybody in Congress (except for Michele Bachmann and perhaps a few others). And you will certainly know more than anyone currently occupying any office in the executive branch of the federal government.

2. The federal government * has three branches: Article I of the Constitution creates the legislative branch (Congress) & lists its powers; Article II creates the executive branch & lists its powers; and Article III creates the judicial branch & lists its powers.

In this paper, we will consider only the enumerated powers of Congress. But the powers of the other two branches are likewise strictly limited and enumerated.

3. Congress is NOT authorized to pass any law on any subject just because a majority in Congress think the law is a good idea! Instead, the areas in which Congress is authorized to act are strictly limited and defined (“enumerated”). Article I, § 8, grants to Congress the powers:

To lay certain taxes;
To pay the debts of the United States;
To declare war and make rules of warfare, to raise and support armies and a navy and to make rules governing the military forces; to call forth the militia for certain purposes, and to make rules governing the militia;
To regulate commerce with foreign Nations, and among the States, and with the Indian Tribes;
To establish uniform Rules of Naturalization;
To establish uniform Laws on Bankruptcies;
To coin money and regulate the value thereof;
To fix the standard of Weights and Measures;
To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting;
To establish post offices and post roads;
To issue patents and copyrights;
To create courts inferior to the supreme court; and
To define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offenses against the Laws of Nations.

Other provisions of the Constitution grant Congress powers to make laws regarding: Click here to read more.

NY Times Promotes Antifa-Communist Coup Effort Against Trump for Nov. 4

The New American – “This Nightmare Must End: THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO!”

So declare the opening lines of a full-page advertisement in the New York Times promoting mayhem and insurrection for this Saturday, November 4.

“Nov. 4 It Begins,” the ad continues. “Join with the thousands who will gather in cities and towns across the country. A movement of protests that continue every day and night, growing until we become millions… determined now to stop until this regime is driven from power.” (See the full ad below.)

The advertisement directs readers to go to RefuseFascism.org, “To Find a Protest Near You.” At the website, information on planned Nov. 4 “protests” can be found for Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Austin, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, New York City, Omaha, and other cities.

The New York Times, of course, knows — even if many of its readers do not — that Refuse Fascism is a front group founded and run by the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP), a violent Marxist-Leninist group that idolizes China’s Communist mass-murderer Mao Zedong. Which makes the Refuse Fascism appeal to “humanity” doubly ludicrous and doubly offensive. “NO! IN THE NAME OF HUMANITY WE REFUSE TO ACCEPT A FASCIST AMERICA!”, the ad declares.

(The article continues beneath the ad.) Click here to read more.

Yes, the Communist Party is achieving their 1963 Goals.

1963 Goals of the Communist Party: Goal #17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
Goal #18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

The Blaze – Poll: More millennials would prefer to live under socialism than capitalism. Nearly half of millennials would prefer to live in a socialist country rather than in a capitalist country, according to a poll released Thursday by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.
What did the poll find?

The poll, conducted by research firm YouGov, found that 44 percent of millennials would prefer to live in a socialist country, while 42 percent would prefer to live in a capitalist country. Another 7 percent said they would prefer to live in a Communist country.

The poll noted that the percentage of millennials who prefer socialism to capitalism is a full 10 points higher than the general public.

Click here to read more.