The Freedom of Association

DOWNLOAD MP3 The City of Los Angeles passed an ordinance that requires all contractors to "disclose" all of their contacts and sponsorships (whatever that means) with the National Rifle Association. In Delaware, a man wants to apply to be a Judge on the State Bench. But, Delaware has a law that says that he is... Continue Reading →

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The Tryal of William Penn

Download MP3   The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it. - ARTICLE I, SECTION 9, CLAUSE 2 In Alabama, a man with a long record of violent criminal activity found himself on trial for armed robbery.... Continue Reading →

Two Hundred & Thirty-One Years

  Two Hundred and Thirty-One years ago, thirty-nine men put their signature on the document which they had prepared for the people of The United States to replace the system of government which was failing the country. Today we take a few moments to look back on the adventure that has been Constitution Thursday.

The Caine Mutiny

In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office, the Same shall devolve on the Vice President, and the Congress may by Law provide for the Case of Removal, Death, Resignation or Inability, both of the President... Continue Reading →

Classic CT – Rawhide Down

No live show today. I had a prior commitment and between that and some other things going on, it just wasn't going to work out today. Tomorrow we will take a look at the 25th amendment. with all the recent interest in the idea of 25/45, it's probably time to take our first Constitution Thursday... Continue Reading →

The 4th Branch of Government

One of the myths about the Constitution is that The Federalist Papers are a commentary, like Matthew Henry's, on the Constitution. They are not. They are simply and only a passionate written argument in favor of ratification of the Constitution. That doesn't mean that they are not without merit and not without lessons for us... Continue Reading →

A Republican Form of Government

We have our definition of "republic," but what if that wasn't necessarily the definition the Framers had? A few years ago there was a wonderful show on TV, "How the States Got Their Shapes." Host Brian Unger takes you around the country and looks at.... well... how the states got their shapes. It's all based... Continue Reading →

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