• America’s success depends on her virtue ft. Professor Robert George | #TruthStraightUp
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    America’s success depends on her virtue ft. Professor Robert George | #TruthStraightUp

    ♪ George: People today talk a lot about the faults and flaws of our founding fathers. They were human beings. They had faults. They had flaws, some serious. They were also men of extraordinary genius, and they bequeathed to us a constitution that really, truly is and should be the envy of the world. They understood something, though: that constitution is actually, at the end of the day, not a machine that will go of itself. Those constitutional structures that protect our liberties, that prevent tyranny by checking government power, the doctrine of federalism, the separation of powers, judicial review, and so forth, judicial review being something, of course, that…

  • Constitutional Principles
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    Constitutional Principles

    Welcome back, Government students! In Unit 1 you learned about the foundations of American government. Where we came from and how we got started here in the United States. You also learned about our first real attempt at forming a government to unify the colonies— The Articles of Confederation… As you remember, that was a terrible failure. So now we have a brand new nation with a failing government and an outlook that seemed bleak. The Founding Fathers were in desperate need of a constitution—or established principles—to guide our nation and maintain order. It needed to unify the states and establish justice, maintain safety across the nation, provide for the…

  • Trump Blames Constitutional Checks & Balances for Disastrous 100 Days
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    Trump Blames Constitutional Checks & Balances for Disastrous 100 Days

    Ok, we’ve been talking–off an on–about being about 100 days into the Donald Trump administration. We’ve talked about the historically low approval ratings that we’ve seen from Donald Trump and it’s been scandal after scandal, right? Multiple law enforcement investigations, two failed Muslim majority immigration bans, we’ve had the failed sanctuary city order, we’ve had the failed repeal and replacement of ObamaCare. It’s a long list, I’ll stop there. And in an interview with Fox News Donald Trump is blaming the checks and balances that are constitutionally supported, that our government has is place, for his failures. What? Checks and balances have stopped Trump from getting done what he wanted…

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    Obama Violates the Fundamental Doctrine of the Constitution

    On July 4th, 1776, a small band of patriots declared that we were a people created equal — free to think and worship and live as we please.  It was a declaration heard around the world — that we were no longer colonists, we were Americans, and our destiny would not be determined for us; it would be determined by us. It was a bold and tremendously brave thing to do.  It was also nearly unthinkable.  At that time, kings and princes and emperors ruled the world.  But those patriots were certain that a better way was possible.  And this tyrant has robbed us of that better way, structured in…

  • Court Shorts: Separation of Powers
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    Court Shorts: Separation of Powers

    This concept of separation of powers is what makes America great. It is absolutely the genius of our democracy. Here we are over two centuries later and still the Constitution with its three pillars of government exists in the same form as it did at the founding. All of these parts working together creates a team effort, which really aids our form of government and creates its stability. Many people don’t realize that the Constitution sets out three branches of government. The first is the Legislative Branch. The second branch is the Executive Branch that we typically think of the president, but it also includes all of his executive officers.…

  • The Conservative Plan To Amend The Constitution | AM Joy | MSNBC
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    The Conservative Plan To Amend The Constitution | AM Joy | MSNBC

    >>>LAS VEGAS SHOOTING REIGNITING THE NATIONAL DEBATE ON GUNS AND NFL PROTESTS DIVIDING THE FREE SPEECH, THE FIRST AND SECOND AMENDMENTS HAVE BEEN AT THE CENTER OF HEATED PUBLIC DEBATE. ONE PERSON IS OFFERING A NEW CHANGE. SMASHING THE D.C. MONOPOLY, TOM COBURN MAKES HIS CASE FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION TO REMAKE THE CONSTITUTION IN THE IMAGE OF HIS CONSERVATIVE IDEALS. MORE SPECIFICALLY, SHRINKING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND GIVING MORE POWER TO THE STATES. IF YOU THINK THAT SOUNDS FARFETCHED, THINK AGAIN. ACCORDING TO MY NEXT GUESTS, THEY MIGHT JUST PULL IT OFF. TOM COBURN JOINS ME NOW. WITH ME IS THERESA TOMLINSON, THE MAYOR OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA. I’M GOING…

  • How the Constitution is Organized
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    How the Constitution is Organized

    The Constitution is organized into three main parts; the Preamble, the Articles, and the Amendments. When it was written in 1787 it only took up several large pages, but the best way to think about its organization, is by comparing it to a book. The Preamble is like an introduction. The Articles are like chapters and the Amendments are like a glossary at the end of the book. The Constitution begins with the Preamble, which is like an Introduction to a book, because it tells us what the rest of the Constitution is going to be about. It states, “We the people of the United States in order to form…

  • How does impeachment work? – Alex Gendler
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    How does impeachment work? – Alex Gendler

    For most jobs, it’s understood that you can be fired, whether for crime, incompetence, or just poor performance. But what if your job happens to be the most powerful position in the country, or the world? That’s where impeachment comes in. Impeachment isn’t the same as actually removing someone from office. Like an indictment in criminal court, it’s only the formal accusation that launches a trial, which could end in conviction or acquittal. Originating in the United Kingdom, impeachment allowed Parliament to vote for removing a government official from office even without the king’s consent. Although this was an important check on royal power, the king couldn’t be impeached because…

  • Der Weg zur Verfassung & Föderalisten vs.Republikaner – Die Amerikanische Revolution
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    Der Weg zur Verfassung & Föderalisten vs.Republikaner – Die Amerikanische Revolution

    Servus und willkommen, heute machen wir was zum Vorspiel. Also Vorspiel der Verfassung, dat hat auch was mit den Föderalisten und den Republikanern zu tun. Wenn es um die Amerikanische Revolution geht, müsst ihr da auf jeden Fall Bescheid wissen. Zieht euch vorher noch unser erstes Video zur Amerikanischen Revolution rein, Stichwort Unabhängigkeitskrieg! TSC-Standard-Intro Inhaltsangabe: Titel, Jahreszahl, Land, was machen wir im Video? “Der Weg zur Verfassung und Föderalisten gegen Republikaner.” Wir haben die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika. Die englischen Kolonien lösen sich vom Mutterland und bilden einen amerikanischen Nationalstaat. 1789 tritt dann die Verfassung der USA in Kraft. Wie kommt es dazu und was hat das mit Föderalisten und…