No one doubts that the federal government has jurisdiction over immigration. Whether they can force the states to help them enforce immigration laws is another matter.
The Supreme Court’s ability to issue a binding opinion on any subject that no one else could overturn is inconsistent with the checks and balances the Framers crafted.
Steve Bannon explains President Trump’s ‘economic nationalism’ by taking a famous Reagan aphorism about government and turning it completely on its head.
President Trump can help restore balance and empower Congress to legislate specific solutions to problems facing the American people.
The president can lay aside Congress and multiple Supreme Court rulings because he now has the power to simply choose which laws to enforce and which to ignore.
As long as the administrative state thinks it can resist the people’s elected representatives, none of us can claim that the law rules and not men.
It’s clear the judges went through the exercise of writing an opinion so they could get to the outcome they wanted. The problem is, the outcome they wanted is, legally speaking, wrong.
A presidential election holds serious consequences. But if the republic can’t survive one bad executive, then it’s already dead.
Congress in 1866 was concerned about an unpopular, reactionary president using the Supreme Court to restrict the people’s rights. In 2017, we will likely find ourselves in a similar spot.
The Clinton campaign’s ignorance of the very basics of how American government functions is part of a trend of assuming that state and federal executives are elected dictators.
This novel practice violates the spirit of the separation of powers doctrine of the U.S. Constitution.
Gun controllers are implicitly asking Ohio Gov. John Kasich to write a new law and impose it by decree.
An executive that does not need to ask the legislature for funds is one that does not need to ask the people for permission or respond to their concerns. Self-funding is self-rule.
We need to behave like adults and ask ourselves which of the two — and only two — candidates on offer would we rather have as president.
The imbalance of powers explains the expansion of government and the political scandals of the last decade.
Government isn’t meant to be active and efficient. It’s meant to secure our rights.
The Obama administration wants to push the Supreme Court into a landmark separation-of-powers decision over its immigration overreach.
Why a new national police shootings database won’t prevent future Fergusons or Baltimores.
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