Constitution

Books & Essays

We The People

by Dr. Gregory J. Brannon

Where does sovereign power come from and to whom is it bestowed? In other words, from where does the government derive its power?

The short answer is that the government receives its power from the people. With this essay, we will explore not only from whom it receives its power, but in what form the power takes. A common misperception is that America is a democracy. However, the truth is that the Founding Fathers established our country as a Constitutional Republic. In fact, the word “democracy” is not found in any of our founding documents or state constitutions. 

Liberty, State, & Union: The Political Theory of Thomas Jefferson

by Luigi Marco Bassani

Author of the Declaration of Independence, diplomat in France, leader of the opposition to the Federalists, president of the United States, critical conscience of the country, Thomas Jefferson is the most widely studied, fascinating and genuinely representative founding father of the entire age, a classical liberal "philosopher-king" that America produced in the birth throes of the republic.

Impeachment: The Constitutional Problems

by Raoul Berger

The little understood yet volcanic power of impeachment lodged in the Congress is dissected through history by the nation's leading legal scholar on the subject. Berger offers authoritative insight into "high crimes and misdemeanors." He sheds new light on whether impeachment is limited to indictable crimes, on whether there is jurisdiction to impeach for misconduct outside of office, and on whether impeachment must precede indictment. In an addition to the book, Berger finds firm footing in contesting the views of one-time Judge Robert Bork and President Nixon's lawyer, James St. Clair.

The Oath

by Dr. Gregory J. Brannon

Oath-a solemn promise, often involving a divine witness, regarding one’s future action or behavior. 

“The Constitution of the United States...it’s only keepers, the people.” -George Washington 

Our Founding Fathers were men of integrity. They kept their word! How do we know? We inherited the United States of America. On July 4, 1776, they pledged their life, their fortune and most importantly their sacred honor. By keeping their commitment, we gained a nation. 

No Life, No Liberty

by Dr. Gregory J. Brannon

Abortion: the word itself stirs strong emotions in most people. Why is that? Is it be because it is the ending of a ‘mistake’ applied to an innocent life? The truth must be uncovered; ignorance is not bliss. I hope to dig deeper into this issue in a thoughtful and loving way, providing factual information proving that all life is precious. Romans 12:9 says, “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.” My love for the unborn is a sincere love that I am privileged to be a part of nearly every day of my

life. As a practicing OB/GYN for the past twenty-six years, I have been blessed to witness God’s miracle of conception and birth. I stand in awe of His amazing love and grace. I cling to the mercy that He gives me each day. 

The American Dream

by Gregory J. Brannon

THE POWER OF CHOICE DEMANDS GREAT REPONSIBIBLITY FROM EACH OF US...

Your American Dream is probably different than your neighbor’s, and that’s the beauty. We each determine how we personally define the American Dream in our lives. What makes the “American Dream” so special? It is because it is an individual dream! Our founders understood this principle; they knew our rights were not endowed by the government, far from it! Our founders declared this boldly in their statement, “We are endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights, and among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” 

The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Constitution

by Kevin R. C. Gutzman

The Constitution of the United States created a representative republic marked by federalism and the separation of powers. Yet numerous federal judges--led by the Supreme Court--have used the Constitution as a blank check to substitute their own views on hot-button issues such as abortion, capital punishment, and samesex marriage for perfectly constitutional laws enacted by We the People through our elected representatives.