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Compact for America Solution to Article V Convention Issues According to the Founders, Part II

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This the second in a series of articles that examine the Founders’ opinions on how the Article V Convention process should have clear focus. The US Constitution’s Article V provides two methods for proposing constitutional amendments.  The Compact for America is an initiative to employ the method that has not been used:  a convention of […]

Compact for America Solution to Article V Convention Issues According to the Founders, Part I

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The goal of the Compact for America (“CFA”) initiative is for the states to propose and ratify the powerful balanced budget amendment that is contained in the Compact for a Balanced Budget into the United States Constitution in as little as one session year, with a target of July 4, 2017, and a “do or die” date of April […]

Text of Tea Party Response to State of the Union Address

Curt Clawson

Text of Tea Party Response to the State of the Union Address Delivered by Congressman Curt Clawson (R-FL) Good evening. My name is Curt Clawson. I’m both humbled and grateful to the Tea Party Express for this opportunity tonight. I’m also thankful for my Dad – and especially my Mom – my hero. I’m thankful […]

Sarah Hale’s Letter and Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

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In October, 1863, Sarah J. Hale’s fifteen year effort to have the last Thursday of November become a nationally recognized day of Thanksgiving became a reality when, in the midst of the Civil War, Lincoln issued a proclamation in response to Ms. Hale’s letter.  Ms. Hale is often referred to as the Godmother of Thanksgiving. […]

US Declaration of Independence: Unprecedented Change to the World

Richard Henry Lee Resolution for Independence

On June 7, 1776 Virginia’s Richard Henry Lee stood up in the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia and offered a resolution that would forever change the course of American and world history. “Resolved: that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance […]

Howard Baker: A Profile in Courage We Need Today

Senator Howard Baker

The passing of Senator Howard Baker (R-TN) brings to mind a time when the US Congress was held in high esteem.[1]Senator Baker valued country above partisan politics. His passing provokes thoughts comparing the Congress of the 1970’s to the Congress of the 2010’s. A Distinguished Career Highlighted by a Famous Question Senator Baker served 18 […]

A Return to American Greatness, by Michael J. Dreikorn, Ed.D.

Dr. Michael Dreikorn

America was founded upon the principles of State sovereignty and individual rights. Citizens have rights, and powers are delegated to various governmental entities, by citizens. The role of the federal government is simply to provide for national security, and interstate commerce and safety. In the past century, the role of the federal government morphed from what was […]

Book Review: The Conscience of the Constitution

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I recently was fortunate to observe Tim Sandefur argue the unconstitutionality of Obamacare in the District of Colombia Court of Appeals under the Origination Clause.1 Following the arguments a symposium on the Origination Clause was held at the Cato Institute. After the symposium I met Mr. Sandefur and was introduced to his new book, The Conscience of the Constitution: The Declaration of Independence and the […]

Curt Clawson Hits Right Tone, Not Just for SWFL but the Nation

On April 22, in a special primary election in Southwest Florida, Republican voters selected Curt Clawson as their nominee for the June 24th special election for the United States Congress.  The campaign waged against Clawson had been perhaps among the most negative that the country has seen.  His business record was falsely portrayed, and a false innuendo […]

Curt Clawson for Congress in Southwest Florida Special Election

Dave & Curt Clawson on Constitutionally Speaking

In 2012 I became involved in the Byron Donalds Campaign for United States Congress in Southwest Florida’s Congressional District 19.  It was a labor of love for our country and the principles of freedom and limited government that motivate Byron. While his campaign fell short I was blessed to develop a friendship with Byron. Following […]