Tag Archives: Constitution

End of a Cycle – New One Begins in July


After 2 years and almost 7 months, the cycle of Roots of the Nation has come to an end. It started out as just another website doing an annual page with the Declaration of Independence. I was then struck by … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: Federalist Papers 78 (Ascribed to Alexander Hamilton)


To the People of the State of New York: WE PROCEED now to an examination of the judiciary department of the proposed government. In unfolding the defects of the existing Confederation, the utility and necessity of a federal judicature have … Continue reading

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Closer to the Rule of Man and Away From the Rule of Law


“King” Obama has gotten his wish: His crony-led Justice Department – the same one that has lied repeatedly over the Fast and Furious guns-to-Mexican drug cartels and resulted in the deaths of American Border Agents – has released an opinion … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 41 (Ascribed to James Madison)


To the People of the State of New York: THE Constitution proposed by the convention may be considered under two general points of view. The FIRST relates to the sum or quantity of power which it vests in the government, including the … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 1 (Ascribed to Alexander Hamlton)


To the People of the State of New York: AFTER an unequivocal experience of the inefficiency of the subsisting federal government, you are called upon to deliberate on a new Constitution for the United States of America. The subject speaks its … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Constitution, Amendments (26-27)


Amendment 26 (Voting Age Set to 18 Years) Ratified 7/1/1971. 1. The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Constitution, Amendments (21-25)


Amendment 21 (Amendment 18 Repealed) Ratified 12/5/1933. 1. The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed. 2. The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery … Continue reading

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Site Update: What’s Coming Next?


I am now running somewhat more smoothly with better internet capability than I had previously. The Constitution section of my Roots of the Nation category will be ending on Saturday. Sunday will see the start of the final section of Roots of the … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Constitution, Amendments (16-20)


Amendment 16 (Status of Income Tax Clarified) Ratified 2/3/1913. The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration. Amendment … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Constitution, Amendments (11-15)


Amendment 11 (Judicial Limits) Ratified 2/7/1795. The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, … Continue reading

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