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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.

Perhaps We Need to Impeach a Few Judges

Constitution, first amendment, Liberty, religion, separation between Church and State

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Labor Hurt By EPA Violations

Constitution, executive power, Separation of Powers, environment

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President Tempted On Immigration

Constitution, Immigration, Separation of Powers

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Judge Adelman's Distortion

Constitution, voter ID

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Long Train of Abuses and July 4th

Constitution, executive order, Legislative branch, Separation of Powers

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Obama Favors Race-Based Law

Constitution, Fourteenth Amendment

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Who Says Carbon Is A Pollutant ?

Constitution, executive order, Separation of Powers

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The Founders Were Pro-Choice

10th amendment, Constitution, Liberty, ninth amendment, Separation of Powers

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Administration of Intimidation

first amendment, Constitution, free speech, tax policy

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EPA Creeping Into Your Yard

10th amendment, Constitution, Control of property

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Fascist Control Over Your Property?

Constitution, Control of property, Liberty

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The Scope of Lawless Executive Orders

checks and balances, Constitution, executive order, executive power, Legislative branch, Liberty, Separation of Powers

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Lawsuit Against Wisconsin Photo I.D. Off Target

Constitution, Fourteenth Amendment, ACLU, Twenty-Fourth Amendment

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Does Scrooge Deserve Full Liberty ?

10th amendment, Constitution, Liberty, redistribution of wealth, tax policy

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Does A Company Have Religious Rights ?

Constitution, first amendment

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The President Unfaithfully Executes The Law

Constitution, executive power, Separation of Powers

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Individual Liberty and Thanksgiving

10th amendment, Constitution, Control of property, Liberty, redistribution of wealth, tax policy

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"Lest We Do More Harm Than Good"

10th amendment, Constitution

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The Extortion of A School District

Constitution, education, first amendment, Liberty, religion, separation between Church and State

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Government Gains From A Crisis

Constitution, 10th amendment

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Who Is In Defiance ?

10th amendment, Constitution, executive power

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Is Defunding A Law Constitutional ?

Constitution, healthcare

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Who Declares War ?

Constitution, executive power, checks and balances, Legislative branch, Presidential power

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HUD Threatens More Lawsuits

Constitution, 10th amendment, Control of property, Housing, Separation of Powers

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African-American Families Endangered

Constitution, family

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Fighting For Religous Rights

Constitution, first amendment, free speech

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Protecting Us From The Free Press

Constitution, first amendment, Free press

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Something Is Wrong - This Independence Day

Constitution

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Unconstitutional Help Hinders

10th amendment, Constitution

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IRS Approves Some Speech Applications

first amendment, Constitution, Fourteenth Amendment

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Unaccountable Federal Reserve

Constitution

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Subverting HIPPA

checks and balances, Constitution, fourth amendment

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Unfaithful Execution of The Law

Constitution

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The States Defense of Marriage

10th amendment, Constitution, family, Fourteenth Amendment, Judicial branch, Separation of Powers

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Unsustainable Unconstitutionality

10th amendment, Constitution

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Food Stamps Linked To Obesity

Constitution, 10th amendment, Federalist Papers, redistribution of wealth, separation between Church and State

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Are You Smarter Than A Sixth Grader?

Constitution, first amendment, second amendment

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Speak Nicely or Regret It

Constitution, first amendment

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No God Allowed In Child's Poem

first amendment, Constitution, religion, separation between Church and State

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Testing Our Resolve on Our Rights

Constitution, second amendment, gun rights

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Why Aren't Democrats Suspicious ?

Constitution, checks and balances

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Extraordinary Gifts For Votes

10th amendment, Constitution

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Disasters and Other people's Money

Constitution, Legislative branch

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Our Choice Between Guns and Speech

Constitution, first amendment, second amendment, gun rights, free speech

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Trading Liberty For Peace

Constitution, first amendment, separation between Church and State

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It's A Christmas Tree !

Constitution, first amendment, religion, separation between Church and State

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Protecting Minority Rights

tax policy, Constitution

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The Reasonable Test

Constitution, fourth amendment

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Giving Thanks To Which God?

Constitution, 10th amendment, Fifth Amendment

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Dropping The Work Requirement

executive power, checks and balances, Constitution, Legislative branch, Separation of Powers

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The ultimate aphrodisiac

Constitution, executive power, 10th amendment

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Catholics Right To Speech

Constitution, first amendment, free speech, Liberty

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Our Debt - It's For The Children

Constitution, 10th amendment

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Unconstitutional Administration on Immigration

Constitution, Presidential power

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Exceptions To Law By Executive Decree

Constitution, executive power

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Obama-phone; Can You Hear me Now?

10th amendment, Constitution, Presidential power, redistribution of wealth

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Nun's Risky Mix of Church and State

10th amendment, first amendment, redistribution of wealth, separation between Church and State, Constitution

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Federal Lunch Dictate

Constitution, 10th amendment, executive power

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Bipartisan Opposition to Surveillance

Constitution, fourth amendment, checks and balances

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Your Money for Apartment Conversions

Constitution, Housing

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EPA at the Center

Constitution, executive power

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Unequal Application of Election Law

Constitution, Fourteenth Amendment, executive power

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President Can't Wait on The Constitution

Constitution, executive order, executive power

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Drop fees "for the children"

Constitution, 10th amendment

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Members of Congress Seek Limits on Speech

Constitution, first amendment, Free press, free speech

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Brookfield Can Recover a Liberty

Constitution, 10th amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Liberty, separation between Church and State, supreme court, first amendment

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Government Did Not Allow Them to be Millionaires

Constitution, Liberty, redistribution of wealth

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Day In Court With EPA Overdue

Constitution, executive power, Control of property

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Liberty Lost To Incorrect Church-State Decision

Constitution, first amendment, separation between Church and State

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Independence From A Long Train of Abuses and Usurpations

Constitution, executive power, executive order, Presidential power

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The President's Brilliant Political Move

10th amendment, Constitution, executive order, executive power

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Will ObamaCare Reduce Your Dividends?

10th amendment, healthcare, Constitution

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Lost Local Control By Cities

10th amendment, Constitution, executive power

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Fed Interferes Over Child's Sandwich

Constitution, family, 10th amendment, education

Entry 143

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ObamaCare Discourages Marriage

10th amendment, Constitution, family

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Government Control of Profit

Fifth Amendment, 10th amendment, Constitution, regulate business

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EPA Is Like Fire

executive power, Constitution, Liberty

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No Child Left Behind

Constitution, education

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President Blames Speculators

Constitution, Legislative branch, regulate business

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Is Earth Day A Religous Event?

Constitution, first amendment

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Tea and ObamaCare - You Don't Have To Buy It

10th amendment, Constitution, Separation of Powers, federal courts, Federalist

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Justice Denied - Our Constitution

Constitution, Judicial branch, supreme court, Separation of Powers

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Energy Subsidies are Not Constitutional

Constitution, 10th amendment, Legislative branch

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All Power In Washington Problematic

Constitution, healthcare, ninth amendment, 10th amendment

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Dept of Justice or Dept of Revenge?

Constitution, executive power, Fourteenth Amendment, Separation of Powers, 10th amendment, Fifteenth Amendment

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Unequal Application of the Law

Constitution, Fourteenth Amendment

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Voting Ourselves Largess of the Public Treasury

10th amendment, Constitution

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Judicial Separation of Powers Compromised

Constitution, executive power, Separation of Powers

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Bypassing Congress

Constitution, executive power, Presidential power

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Catholic Professors Mix Charity and Government

Constitution, first amendment, religion, separation between Church and State

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Executive Orders Trump the Consent of the Governed

executive order, executive power, Constitution

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That all men are created equal

Federalist Papers, Constitution

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Overhead and Profit Control

10th amendment, Constitution

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A Tale of Two Towns

Constitution, first amendment, separation between Church and State

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Housing Finance Interference

Constitution, Housing, 10th amendment, executive power

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Was Jesus a Socialist?

Constitution, first amendment, redistribution of wealth

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REINS Act is a Good First Step

executive power, Constitution, Legislative branch

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Student Debt Forgiven Sooner for Votes

Constitution, executive order, Presidential power

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Deteriorating Family Culture In Our Cities

family, Constitution, 10th amendment

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End Run Around Congress on Guns

Constitution, executive order

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The Dollar Cost Of Liberty

Constitution, first amendment, ACLU

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Pitting The Poor Against The Wealthy

Constitution, tax policy

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From Agenda 21 to Smart Growth

Constitution

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Federal Control Over Local Housing

10th amendment, Constitution, Housing

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Government Interference In Black Families

10th amendment, Constitution, family

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Betting Against The Constitution

Constitution, 10th amendment

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On Your Own, Moore or Less

Constitution, healthcare