Should it be easy to change the Constitution?
How should a republic deal with competing rights? Is there a good answer? Find out here!
Thoughts on MLK Day 2022
Choices you can make for America.
Read about them here.
Constitution Day 2021
What do I have to do with the Constitution? Click to find out!
Republic or Democracy 14
Are there any problems with an illiberal regime?
Republic or Democracy 12
Does “liberal” mean what you think it does? Click to find out!
Republic or Democracy 10
What good is a constitutionally liberal republic?
Answer of the Week
Why should we care about rights?
Advantages of Liberal Republics 2
Which are more inclusive: liberal or illiberal republics?
Political and Civil Liberties Elsewhere 1
What about freedom of speech elsewhere?
Your Right to Protest
Your right to protest did not come for free.
Ask CFFAD: Why Use the Constitution to Protect Rights?
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…
Political Trust & Distrust 13
Exclusion and discrimination create distrust.
The Presidency 27
Voters and political parties became additional sources of presidential power and accountability.
The Presidency Quiz 2
Test your knowledge.
The Presidency 26
The power to pardon creates some overlap in the powers of the presidency and those of the court.
The Presidency 25
The Twentieth Amendment largely removed the need for power to convene or adjourn Congress.
The Presidency 24
The president was to participate in law-making, with Congress in the lead.
The Presidency – Quiz 1
Test your knowledge against these five questions!
The Presidency 23
The Written Opinion Clause appears to limit the President in several ways.
The Presidency 21
The Constitution is silent on the related presidential power to remove.
The Presidency 20
Several framers worried the power of appointment could be abused.
The Presidency 19
To faithfully execute the laws of the land, the presidency was assigned executive power that was mostly undefined.
The Presidency 18
Faithfully executing the laws of the land is one of the most important obligations of the presidency.
The Presidency 17
The framers feared that a president could be seduced by a foreign power to harm the country.
The Presidency 16
The framers feared a president could be seduced by a foreign power.
The Presidency 15
The President’s war powers were quite constrained.
The Presidency 14
The President would be fully empowered to act in defense of the nation.
The Presidency 13
The framers agreed that the President would command the armed forces – with several explicit reservations.
The Presidency 12
The President was to have five main responsibilities.