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Current Events vs. Founding Documents

This column presents facts regarding the United States Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Wisconsin State Constitution, and various other documents in reference to modern topics. Mark hopes to encourage interest in those works so that others can consider whether our government is practicing within its constitutional limits. In the last category, he may indicate his opinion. Mark is a resident of New Berlin. Readers are encouraged to visit the following sites for more information on the United States Constitution and Thomas Jefferson's views on politics and government.

Senator Schumer and First Amendment Limitations

free speech, Constitution, Legislative branch

Entry 46        

Current Event

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Republicans Lost Teachable Moment over BP

Constitution, Fifth Amendment, Presidential power, Judicial branch

Entry 47           

Current Event

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ACLU Approves Limits on Free Speech

free speech, Constitution

Entry 48S      Current Event

According to an opinion article written in the Wall Street Journal; April 30,2010

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Elections Board (GAB) Unaccountable

free speech, Constitution

Entry 49      

Current Event

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High Speed Rail Edict Incorrect

Constitution, 10th amendment

Entry 50                Current Event

According to the Journal Sentinel; August 29 (full article available on-line)

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Ground Zero Mosque and the First Amendment

religion, separation between Church and State, Constitution

Entry 51       

 Current Event

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