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The Eleventh Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

The Eleventh Amendment of the U.S. Constitution – By Daniel W. Sheridan (Twitter: @DanielWSheridan) On this day, February 7, 1795, the eleventh Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is ratified. This amendment is the result of a controversy that led to … Continue reading

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Through the Constitution: A More Perfect Union, Part 1

The relationship of the colonies before 1776.

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Through The Constitution, Lesson 3: We The People are the Potters of the Constitutional Clay

James Wilson’s boast; Sparta, Athens, and Rome have nothing on the American experience; Citizens need to learn the Divine Science.

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America’s First Written Constitution

America’s First Written Constitution – by Daniel Sheridan Two principles of government are uniquely American. The first principle is the emphasis on local self-government. The second principle, and perhaps the most groundbreaking liberty-promoting concept in human history, is the insistence … Continue reading

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Through the Constitution, Lesson 2: We The People and Civil Discussions

How the Founders expected “We the People” to discuss the Constitution; Hamilton and Franklin’s Example; What can we learn from their example?

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It’s the season for pardons. What is the power about?

First, the power is only granted to the President to grant pardons and reprieves for Federal crimes. “The President shall…have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment.” A reprieve is … Continue reading

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