Category Archives: Constitution

Advice and Consent

He shall have the Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate…–Constitution Article II, Section 2 Brian Leiter is a professor at the University of Chicago Law School. In the Washington Post he writes: Given the complexity … Continue reading

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Trump opens Pandora’s box

I care about your opinions and will continue to work to find common ground so that we can solve the problems of our country together.–Tom Reed Trump opens Pandora’s box and as Tom Reed looks on smiling,  furies fly about: … Continue reading

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Must we live with President Trump for four years?

Must we live with President Trump for at least four years? Most likely we must. Brian Dickerson discusses this at length in the Detroit Free Press article cited.   Here are some unlikely possibilities: Impeachment Twenty-fifth Amendment Resignation Impeachment is … Continue reading

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Is the President doing what he promised

“Despite President Donald Trump’s perceived missteps during his first two weeks in office, U.S. Rep. Tom Reed said Monday he was encouraged by the president doing what he said he would do on the campaign trail.” — Rick Miller in … Continue reading

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The President’s Cabinet matters

The Twenty-fifth Amendment (Amendment XXV) to the United States Constitution deals with succession to the Presidency and establishes procedures both for filling a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, as well as responding to Presidential disabilities. The President’s … Continue reading

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Can Madison’s system save us?

I shall not scruple to add, that such an institution (the Senate) may be sometimes necessary as a defense to the people against their own temporary errors and delusions. As the cool and deliberate sense of the community ought, in … Continue reading

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“What do we have to lose?”

What do you have to lose?” — Donald Trump “Donald Trump is a disruptive force and I support that.” –Tom Reed       What do we have to lose? Perhaps everything. Here is a partial list: Our planet endangered … Continue reading

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