The House is adopting Justin Amash’s new rules and James Madison would be proud

Matt Naham Rare.US 1/15/2015

Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) is known for his constitutionalist approach to lawmaking and as being one of the more vibrant members of the House Liberty Caucus.

His latest accomplishment might be one that would make James Madison proud.

New rules introduced by Amash are being adopted by the House that make […]

Obama Reportedly Claims to Know More About Judaism Than Any Other President

Erica Ritz The Blaze 5/30/2012

The day before he mistakenly attributed the German death camps — where millions of Jews were murdered — to Poland, President Obama met with twenty leading Conservative rabbis to thank them for their shared commitment in rebuilding the U.S. economy, and their collective contributions to society.

There, according to the […]

Why D.C. Is So Hostile to James Madison

Rich Lowry Real Clear Politics 3/27/2012

The shade of James Madison hovers over the Obamacare argument at the Supreme Court.

It is the system of limited and carefully divided government powers that he had a large hand in crafting — and defended so ably in the Federalist Papers — that is at stake in the […]

Celebrating and Defending the Constitution of the United States

Alan Sexton Green Mountain Scribes 9/17/2011

The Federal, or as now more commonly known, Constitutional, Convention of 1787 was held in the Pennsylvania State House, now known as Independence Hall, in Philadelphia from May 14 to September 17, 1787.

George Washington was unanimously elected by the delegates to preside over the convention, and James Madison […]

Quote of the day

22 August 2011

“…In these sentiments, Sir, I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such; because I think a general Government necessary for us, and there is no form of Government but what may be a blessing to the people if well administered, and believe farther that this […]

Quote of the day

6 December 2010

I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. ~James Madison, speech, Virginia Convention, 1788