What’s a constitution for, anyway? What good does one do? What use is it?
The Democracy Constitution
After many years of finding fault with our founding document, Sandy had the chance to try to correct Framers’ missteps and to update it. So, how did he do it and what does it look like?
What IS “General Welfare?”
One of the purposes or goals of the Constitution is to “promote the general Welfare.” The Framers didn’t clarify what they meant by this term.
Will You—Must You—Be Vaccinated?
Can the government force Americans to be vaccinated? A Supreme Court case during a smallpox epidemic provides an answer, at least for now.
Thankful for the Preamble
The Preamble to the US Constitution lays out the goals the Framers wanted to accomplish when they replaced the dysfunctional Articles of Confederation. In this month of Thanksgiving, we want to share our gratitude to the Framers for their aspirations. Let’s look at it phrase by phrase.
A Less-than-Perfect Union?
The Preamble opens with the aim: “to form a more perfect Union…” At least two recent events, however, suggest that the union might be unraveling.