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.
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.
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.
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.
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.