Introduction to the Article I Initiative
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Introduction to the Article I Initiative


“All legislative powers herein granted shall
be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House
of Representatives.” –U.S. Constitution, Article I. Article I
is the legislature, the Congress, and there’s been great concern in recent years that Congress
has ceased to perform the functions that the Constitution assigns to it. I think there’s a widespread understanding
that it’s not living up to its constitutional role. So, has Congress been faithful to the design
of the Constitution? Congress is an institution worthy of study,
and it’s worth thinking about the Congress as a whole, and not just thinking about these
particular issues that come up. I think there’s really a moment now for
rethinking Congress. This is a natural problem for the Federalist
Society to take on. The Federalist Society, uh, has a tradition
of examining how the Constitution is functioning in practice. The Article I project, uh, is examining whether
the contemporary Congress is operating according to, uh, the original constitutional design. The Article I project is a project that’s
long overdue. To develop, I think, uh, a deeper theoretical,
philosophical foundation for the role of the modern Congress, and to come up with some
practical ideas for how Congress could improve its act. “A good government implies two things: First,
fidelity to the object of government, which is the happiness of the people; secondly,
a knowledge of the means by which that object can be best attained.” – Federalist, No. 62.

5 Comments

  • Rusty Shackleford

    I think the fact that our president is creating orders which are being shot down by the judicial branch as the legislative branch sits on their duffs and does nothing is a great reason why we need to bring this issue to the people.

  • Sander Katz

    I am very concerned about supposed self-correction attempts like this get co-opted by other agendas and anti-American forces.

  • hg2

    Bless you, Federalist Society.

    The Magic Sentences Of Liberty

    We can eliminate 90% of the crap we call "politics" by following these first principles of Liberty:

    "Liberty" is a poetic term for property rights.

    Therefore there are only TWO KINDS OF LAWS:

    Type 1) those that protect property rights,

    Type 2) and those that attack property rights.

    "Have the government do unto others and their property as you'd have the government do unto you, and your property."

    The Democratic party specializes in Type 2 laws, that's why their leadership tend to be such bad people and psychopaths.

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