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    Does the NSA Violate Your Constitutional Rights? | Learn Liberty

    Many people don’t know what their constitutional freedoms are or why they have them in the first place. They’ve gotten so used to the freedoms they’ve enjoyed as Americans that they haven’t noticed just how rare and fragile they really are. Before America’s founding, the British king George III would issue what were called general warrants, which empowered local authorities to look for wrongdoing anywhere and to use their discretion to find any kind of treasonous behavior, including among the people that would come to be our Founders. But this became such an abuse of dictatorial authority that after the Revolutionary War a prohibition on general warrants was written right…

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    13th annual reading of the U.S. Constitution at the UW

    We the People of the United States in order to form a more perfect union … … do ordain and establish this constitution for the United States of America. All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States. The House of Representatives shall choose their speaker and other officers and shall have the sole power of impeachment. We have hereunto subscribed our name. George Washington, President and deputy from Virginia Amendment 1: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press. A well regulated militia being necessary…

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    Vers la vraie démocratie – Partie 1 – La Constitution

    This is a set of individuals in their natural state. In this situation, only the rule of the fittest prevails. These individuals discover quickly that to resist to arbitrary law, there’s strength in numbers and unite. They then establish a society, to become a people and create around them a rule of law that will protect them from arbitrary measures. To handle this law, the people nominate a representative, who they fully trust, and to whom they give full power to protect the people. And, in truth, this representative will accomplish his mission, but, since their are no counter-powers to oppose him, he will end up abusing of his power…

  • Warning: More Excuses to Take Your Rights
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    Warning: More Excuses to Take Your Rights

    Taking away rights because some people abuse them is dangerous. Every time someone uses a gun to commit a crime, you’ll hear gun control supporters claim that new restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms are “necessary.” They don’t care that criminals don’t follow the law, and they don’t care that they’ll be attacking an essential tool of self-defense. Their view is extremely dangerous. But they’re not alone. Lately, a small, but very vocal, minority of conservatives have been complaining in much the same way about nullification. They tell us that nullification is bad because as they say it, “sanctuary cities are nullification.” Their view is also very…

  • What Is The Constitution Attended To Do?
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    What Is The Constitution Attended To Do?

    me politicians are constantly talking about the cost of living is close to show what is a constitutional with politicians saying uh… whether it’s ron paul’s saying that social security is unconstitutional for a new usually formal rules refusing to pay attention to our country for the articles in the amendments and all that stuff unless the preamble that i was a great we had to memorize the preamble for artistic last and it says that we have people united states pretty good so far in order to form a more perfect union establish justice insure domestic tranquility madeline kahn defense promote the general welfare unskilled buses of liberty to…

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    Is the Constitution a Socialist Manifesto?

    George in Chicago hey George thanks for listening to Chicago’s Progressive Talk, what’s on your mind? Thanks to you and your staff for everything you do. A thought occurred to me, when you had Professor Wolff on. You had let off with talking about how Germany is on the knife edge of a recession or a depression. But it highlights the difference between their system and ours. If they go into an economic downturn and people are put out of work, well they’re taken care of with generous unemployment insurance. They have national health care so nobody has to worry about losing their insurance. They have extensive programs for training…

  • Constitution of the Philippines
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    Constitution of the Philippines

    The Constitution of the Philippines, popularly known as the 1987 Constitution, is the constitution or the supreme law of the Republic of the Philippines. It was enacted in 1987, during the administration of President Corazon C. Aquino. Philippine constitutional law experts recognise three other previous constitutions as having effectively governed the country — the 1935 Commonwealth Constitution, the 1973 Constitution, and the 1986 Freedom Constitution. Two further constitutions were drafted and adopted during two short-lived war-time governments, by the revolutionary forces during the Philippine Revolution with Emilio Aguinaldo as President and by the occupation forces during the Japanese Occupation of the Philippines during World War II with José P. Laurel…

  • Constitution Day 2017
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    Constitution Day 2017

    Hello. I’m Jon Peede, Acting Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities and welcome to NEH’s Constitution Day portal on our EDSITEment website Constitution Day encourages students and teachers to learn about the importance of the Constitution in helping us establish our common civic heritage to quote the preamble, We the People of the United States in order to form a more perfect union establish justice ensure domestic tranquility provide for the common defense promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity do ordain and establish this constitution for the United States of America. Isn’t that magnificent? It used to be common…

  • Constitution Day 2018
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    Constitution Day 2018

    [drums] [drums & flute] Ring the bells. Blow the bugle. Shout from the roof tops. It’s Constitution Day. September 17th, 1787 our founding fathers signed the United States constitution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Today we celebrate our constitution. Before we hear the words of the United States constitution let us not forget the famous words of the Declaration of Independence which we celebrate on the 4th of July. If you wish, please recite these words with us. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of…

  • The Importance and Persistence of State Political Identity | Ernest Young
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    The Importance and Persistence of State Political Identity | Ernest Young

    I want to start by thanking Andrew Bibby and the Center for Constitutional Studies for inviting me. It’s great to be here. I also want to thank all of you for being here this morning. Nothing warms the cockles of my heart more than on a beautiful day of the last day before fall break to see a bunch of students turn out to hear people talk about federalism. I’m not really here to talk about federalism as a constitutional principle. I want to talk about the sociological underpinnings the cultural underpinnings of federalism. I want to look under the hood of the constitutional doctrine and see what is there.…