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    Bill C-69: the worst piece of legislation passed in decades

    Bill C-69 has been a disaster from the minute Justin Trudeau and Gerald Butts introduced it. Butts is long gone but the nasty influence of this bill continues. Now it’s become law, the worst piece of legislation passed by Parliament in decades. This is a bill that’s going to drive wedges across this country that will rival or exceed Pierre Trudeau’s arrogant treatment of the Western Canadian energy sector. Some of us felt this bill was unsalvageable from the beginning, but a lot of people put a lot of time and effort into trying to make it remotely useful. Senators of all stripes actually worked together to amend it to…

  • George Washington’s Copy of the Acts of the First Session of Congress
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    George Washington’s Copy of the Acts of the First Session of Congress

    >>From the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.>>This piece is a 1789 imprint by the New York printers and booksellers, Hodge, Allen, and Campbell of the acts of the first session of the first Congress under the Federal Constitution of 1789. On the title page of this item appears the signature of its former owner, George Washington, the first President of the United States under the new Constitution. An interesting feature about this item is its inclusion of the twelve proposed amendments to the Constitution, ten of which would become the bill of rights. Another interesting feature of the Library of Congress copy of the work is an ad placement…

  • Reid Introduces Amendment to Extend Transaction Closing Date for First Time Homebuyers
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    Reid Introduces Amendment to Extend Transaction Closing Date for First Time Homebuyers

    The first time homebuyers tax credits work extremely well all over the country especially well in Nevada, California, Flordia, states were there’s such a large inventory of homes. And as a result of this, we’ve been able to clear a lot of this stuff that we wouldn’t have been able to sell otherwise. And we have such a backlog now of people who’ve qualified, but we have to make sure that they finish the paperwork before the time expires, so the reason that Senator Isakson and I from Georgia have introduced this legislation is to give them the time to make sure that all the process and the papers done…

  • FIRST AMENDMENT to the UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION – WikiVidi Documentary
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    FIRST AMENDMENT to the UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION – WikiVidi Documentary

    WikiVidi.com First Amendment to the United States Constitution The First Amendment to the United States Constitution prevents Congress from making any law respecting an establishment of religion, prohibiting the free exercise of religion, or abridging the freedom of speech, the freedom of the press, the right to peaceably assemble, or to petition for a governmental redress of grievances. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that constitute the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights was originally proposed to assuage Anti-Federalist opposition to Constitutional ratification. Initially, the First Amendment applied only to laws enacted by the Congress, and many of its provisions were interpreted…

  • 22. Constitutional Crisis and Impeachment of a President
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    22. Constitutional Crisis and Impeachment of a President

    Professor David Blight: I was in a meeting some months ago of the New York Historical Society’s Board of Trustees; august, wonderful group of people. That’s about thirty-five very rich New Yorkers and two token historians, and I’m one of the token historians. They have us there for window dressing, and other good and useful and noble purposes. And during a discussion of a subject I won’t even go into, one of the very intelligent and very dedicated members of that board–and I’m not being ironic–said that he really wished American history could be about “people of goodwill.” He wished American history wasn’t so full of conflict. In effect, he…