The Debt Ceiling and the Fourteenth Amendment

January 9th, 2013

By Dan Miller The Fourteenth Amendment does not grant the President unilateral authority to ignore the debt ceiling imposed by the Congress. But what if he does it anyway?


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The Tenth Amendment Is Fine the Way It Is

September 28th, 2011

By Dan Miller Here is a good article from The Ohio Farmer, quoting James Madison in the Federalist Papers: The powers delegated by the proposed constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.… The powers reserved to the several States will […]


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The Election Season Is Heating Up in Venezuela

September 25th, 2011

By Dan Miller The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) on September 16th directed the Venezuelan government to “re-establish the political rights of Mr. Leopoldo López Mendoza,” in the decision posted on the court’s website Friday. … Mr. López, once among the top contenders for the opposition’s presidential nomination, was barred in 2005 from seeking […]


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The Real Message of Monday’s Stem Cell Ruling

August 25th, 2010

By Dan Miller It takes the Congress and the president to enact or to change laws; the president can’t do it alone and neither can an administrative agency. *  *  * The August 23, 2010, decision of Royce C. Lamberth, chief judge of U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C, in Sherley v. Sebelius has legal […]


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