• Constitutional Convention by Shmoop
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    Constitutional Convention by Shmoop

    Constitutional Convention, a la Shmoop. After winning the Revolutionary War, early Americans feared that the US could turn into a monarchy. That is, a country run by a big fat dictator called a king… …just like the one we had fought a war to free ourselves from. Our central government was very weak. People had different ideas about how things should be run… …like what power would rest with the states, and what power would lie with the federal government. So, because our forefathers wanted this new nation of theirs to go swimmingly… … all of the “smart” and “important” people were called together to write a Constitution. This document…

  • Hillsdale College’s Free Online Constitution Course
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    Hillsdale College’s Free Online Constitution Course

    We the people of the United States, in order to more form a more perfect union… Next to the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution is the most important document in U.S. history and affects each of us every single day. But today many of us are unaware of how and why our freedom depends on it. Hillsdale College, America’s uniquely independent, classical liberal arts college, is offering a free online course, Constitution 101, for a limited time. You actually have to study some very fundamental things to learn the meaning of America and the causes of its Constitution. Without the Constitution and without a knowledge of the Constitution, we don’t…

  • “Our Embattled Constitution” – Harry V. Jaffa
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    “Our Embattled Constitution” – Harry V. Jaffa

    Larry Arnn: It is a student who introduces our speaker today. This man is my teacher. I wanted to introduce him because of that, and because any introduction or dealing with him presents certain pitfalls that a grownup can best handle, if anyone can handle them. Professor Jaffa is a famous conservative who is often critical of other conservatives. I am perhaps the most experienced man on earth in dealing with that problem, and I deal with it the best way possible, which is badly. But on the other hand, it happens that in those respects I am on his side, and I’ll explain that just for a minute. To…

  • 00 Constitution of Nepal, Preamble / प्रस्तावना [Part 0]
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    00 Constitution of Nepal, Preamble / प्रस्तावना [Part 0]

    The constitution of Nepal Constituent Assembly Secretariat Singha Durbar, Kathmandu PREAMBLE We, the people of Nepal, in exercise of the sovereign powers inherent in us, Embracing the sovereign right of the people and the right to autonomy and self- rule, by maintaining Nepal’s independence, sovereignty, geographical integrity, national unity, freedom and dignity, Remembering the glorious history of historical peoples’ movements and armed struggles time and again and the sacrifice made by people for national interest, democracy, progressive change, and recognizing the martyrs, the disappeared citizens and the victims, Ending all forms of discriminations and oppression created by the feudal, autocratic, centralized and unitary system, Embracing multi-caste, multi-lingual, multi-cultural and diverse…

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    01 Constitution of Nepal, Part 1[01-09] Start / प्रारम्भिक

    The Constitution of Nepal Part 1, Preliminary 1. Constitution as the fundamental law: (1) This constitution is the fundamental law of Nepal. All laws inconsistent with this constitution shall, to the extent of such inconsistency, be void. (2) It shall be the duty of every person to uphold this constitution. 2. Sovereignty and state authority: The sovereignty and state authority of Nepal are vested in Nepali people. The use of which shall be as provided for in this constitution. 3. Nation Having multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-religious, multi-cultural characteristics with common aspirations of people living in diverse geographical regions, and being committed to and united by a bond of allegiance to national…

  • Is Money Speech?
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    Is Money Speech?

    >>EUGENE VOLOKH: Is money speech? Say the government says you can publish a newspaper but only if you spend less than $1,000 or even $1,000,000 to do it. Or, you can build a church, but only if it costs less than $1,000. Or, you can hire a lawyer to defend you in a criminal trial, but you can’t spend more than $1,000. All of these would be obviously unconstitutional. Why? Because money is the press? Or money is religion? Or money is a lawyer? Obviously not. Instead, it is because restricting spending money to exercise a Constitutional right: press, religion, counsel, unconstitutionally interferes with that right. The same is true…

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    A Constitution’s Road Trip

    [poignant music] [camera shutter clicking] – How does the Constitution affect my life? – Where should we start? [camera shutter clicking] – I wish I knew more about the Constitution. – I don’t know what it is. I can’t figure it out. – Uh… – I don’t know. – I don’t know anything about it. – The U.S. Constitution is providing freedom. – Freedom and boundaries. – Freedom and equality under the law. – Just the basis for freedom. – How can you go beyond free? – It protects me overall, general. – It protects us and protects others. – So to protect the citizens. – From an overweening government.…

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    The Constitution and Executive Power

    > >>The following program is a production of the Fairfax Network, Fairfax County Public Schools.>>This program was made possible through generous support of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation to George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens and by the generous support of Verizon Communications to the Constitutional Sources Project. Additional funding for the Constitutional Sources Project provided by Davis Polk & Wardwell, LLP. The Constitution and Executive Power is a coproduction of the Fairfax Network, George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens, and the Constitutional Sources Project.>>>Good morning. My name is Stewart McLaurin and I’m the Vice President of the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study…

  • Easy Ways to Remember the Amendments
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    Easy Ways to Remember the Amendments

    What are some easy ways to remember the Amendments? The first ten Amendments to the Constitution are called the Bill of Rights. And the tenth one limits what the federal government can do in order to protect those rights. I thought that said the authority and rule making went to the states. The ninth amendment says that what is not explicitly allowed for the federal government to do goes to the states if it isn’t reserved by the people. The framers of the Constitution would be spinning in their graves if they saw how we almost reversed it to say everything by the fed is OK unless limited by the…