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Constitution – a modest proposal

The Constitution, which sets forth the principle of rule of law, defines what is unconstitutional, and guarantees freedom of speech and other liberties of a Constitutional republic, and also describes the impeachment power. (How many know of the Jewish roots of this document?) Hypocrisy threatens Constitutional government. Could Israel use a constitution like this? More to the point: would a Convention of States save it, or destroy it? (Example: civil asset forfeiture violates the Constitution.) Quick fixes like Regulation Freedom Amendments weaken it. Furthermore: the Constitution provides for removing, and punishing, a judge who commits treason in his rulings. Furthermore, opponents who engage in lawfare against an elected President risk breaking the Constitution.

The second day of confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett have displayed more of the contempt the Democrats pour on the Constitution. They indeed wish to substitute, for the Constitution, the rule of five philosopher kings and queens. Therefore, in the interests of time, CNAV has a modest proposal to make, not merely to the Senate but also to the full Congress.

Term limits: a brief perspective

Richard LaRossa

By Senator Richard J. LaRossa

James Madison, considered the Father of the United States Constitution, succinctly stated, “Generally, I oppose term limits.” He believed that through the natural course of elections, the ineffective would be defeated, while others would simply tire of serving and not stand for reelection. In that same vein, he foresaw situations where a representative would exceed expectations and become a source of information and leadership for less experienced members.

Thomas Jefferson, however, offered an alternative view on the subject. Jefferson felt that the Constitution needed safeguards “to prevent every danger which might arise to American freedom by continuing too long in office.” Jefferson envisioned individuals amassing power through length of service. Power, which Jefferson believed would lead to a self-serving and corrupt government.