When the framers created the presidency, they were intent on solving two trust-related problems. One problem was how to harness political competition for the public good without the polarizing consequences…
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Is the US a republic or democracy? Find out here!
Should it be easy to change the Constitution?
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What’s the value of a loyal opposition?
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How should a republic deal with competing rights? Is there a good answer? Find out here!
What does it mean when something is unconstitutional? Why does it matter? Find out here!
What are the president’s war powers? Find that out – and more – here!
Can the states influence national policies? Find out here!
Find out what Article 4 has to say about federalism!
What is dual federalism? Find out here!
What are the Reserved Powers? Click here to find out!
What do I have to do with the Constitution? Click to find out!
How did the framers overcome distrust? Click here to find out!
What replaced the Articles of Confederation? Find out here!
What is in the last line of the Declaration of Independence?
What are the advantages of constitutional, republican, and liberal government? Click to find out!
What makes a constitution republican & liberal? Click to find out!
Does “liberal” mean what you think it does? Click to find out!
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.