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What good is a constitutionally liberal republic?
Which matters more, having a constitution, or what a constitution requires?
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… has to come first if we are to defend it.
Why does political trust matter?
Our first ever question for Ask CFFAD is this: “Why Use the Constitution to Protect Rights?” If our rights weren’t protected we would live in a dramatically different society. Respecting…
Why do Constitutions need defending?
What does loyalty to our Constitution require?
Executive Orders are lawful only when they are grounded in the Constitution or an act of Congress.
Framers’ Q: Can we trust a new government strong enough defend us not to also oppress us?
Voters and political parties became additional sources of presidential power and accountability.
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The power to pardon creates some overlap in the powers of the presidency and those of the court.
The Twentieth Amendment largely removed the need for power to convene or adjourn Congress.
The president was to participate in law-making, with Congress in the lead.
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The Written Opinion Clause appears to limit the President in several ways.
The Constitution is silent on the related presidential power to remove.
Several framers worried the power of appointment could be abused.
To faithfully execute the laws of the land, the presidency was assigned executive power that was mostly undefined.
Faithfully executing the laws of the land is one of the most important obligations of the presidency.
The framers feared that a president could be seduced by a foreign power to harm the country.
The framers feared a president could be seduced by a foreign power.
The President’s war powers were quite constrained.
The President would be fully empowered to act in defense of the nation.
The framers agreed that the President would command the armed forces – with several explicit reservations.
The President was to have five main responsibilities.
Does voting make any difference? Is it worth the trouble? The answer depends upon you. If you and enough other people vote for someone who has pledged to represent your…
In general, constitutions are written by people who expect to live and work together for generations to come. It’s when enough people no longer feel this way that Constitutions are…