What harm do Sanctuary Cities do?

There have been a great deal of protests of Mayors as well as the Government of California in regard to becoming Sanctuary Cities or again California “Sanctuary State” fighting against the Federal Government. While in Texas the State Government wants to end Sanctuary City policies.

These Mayors, Police Chiefs and some Sheriff’s who say that there are many people in their cities who are illegally here and they are afraid to come forward to report crimes unless they know that they will not be arrested and deported. In the case of California we have a huge number of illegal alien residents in that State and they claim that there is very little crime by the illegal immigrants in their communities, because the people feel safe in those communities. Read More

Is your Horse in the Race?

Freedom of Expression and Speech are fundamental rights along with others put forth and protected by the founding documents of our great country. The first Congress met in 1791 and ratified The Constitution along with the Bill of Rights including the 1st amendment addressing Freedom of Speech.

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Freedom of Speech often times freely interchanged with Freedom of Expression is broad and interpreted by the Supreme Court to encompass all forms of expression therein that do not pose an imminent danger or harm to others. This right should include the ballot choices presented for casting a vote in an election.
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PROPERTY TAXES

Who has the ownership of your personal property? The community, town, city or municipality in which you reside? Is it the independent school district (ISD)? Or is it the county? Or maybe the state of Texas itself?

The typical reaction people have is, “I own my house.” Or, “I own my land.” But is this the actual case?

Jackie, my wife, and I have resided in Weatherford for the past eleven years. We built a 1648 square foot residence with three bedrooms and two bathrooms on a subdivision lot which is roughly 75′ x 125′. We live in the city limits, inside the Weatherford ISD, Parker County, and in the state of Texas. This huge estate has an appraisal value of $150,000 more or less. The property tax collected for last year was $3,600! That is $300 per month or $10 per day! Read More

Election Reform

The Constitution Party of Texas is working to bring our government back into the hands of the people. Our nation was founded on the principle that the government is of, by and for the people. We do not have a King, Emperor or other form of dictatorship, our legislature is not made up of Lords and Ladies as is the House of Lords in England. Instead it is made up of people who are supposed to be citizen legislators.

In other words, the Senators and Representatives in Washington D. C. are not above us. They should know they are responsible to the constituents who voted them in to office. Instead today we have professional politicians who think they are entitled to the perks of the office they hold, until such time as they die in office or decide to retire. Some of these people have been in office for 40, 50 or more years. Read More

Money

Just a few of my friends having lunch at the Constitution Party Spring Meeting here in St. Louis earlier this month.

If the housing market in the St. Louis area is any indication, we’re on a roll!

Listen to our show today with Financial Expert, Doug Tjaden, to learn more about our economy than you will hear anywhere else! Doug explains to us what is going on and what we can do to protect our assets both now in the future.

What do you think is the best way to safeguard yourself and your family if there is an economic collapse?

On this episode, we interview Doug Tjaden. Doug is an expert on monetary reform and co-leads the public policy group on monetary policy for the statesman project.

Many people find it difficult to understand what’s happening in the financial world. Today, our guest, Doug Tjaden, breaks it down for us into digestible pieces. By the end of the show, you’ll agree that you have a much better understanding of our world, the economy and what you should do to protect yourself in case of an economic collapse.

You can learn more at dougtjaden.com

Darrell Castle – Supreme Court

Our guest is Darrell Castle, Constitution Party Presidential nominee in 2016. Darrell is the premier legal expert on all things Constitutional.

On our show today, we explain how the senate makes decisions on who to confirm, what’s happening around the world and how to navigate through the potholes of government.

You will leave with a fresh perspective to give you hope and encouragement on how to understand the events in the world taking place today.

Who Makes The Law Of The Land

By Jacob N. Schulz

[NOTE: Jacob Schulz is an 8th-grade homeschooled student interested in American government. He will be giving this speech at the 4-H communication arts contest.]

How many of you believe that Congress makes the laws of our land? How many of you believe presidential executive orders are also the law of our land? How many of you believe the Supreme court’s decisions are the law of our land?

n the United States Constitution our founding fathers gave the American people a government of checks and balances–a government of three branches where none is all powerful. Our constitution clearly dictates which of the three branches makes the laws of our land, and what the duties of the other two branches are, regarding those laws.

Article I, Section 1 of the constitution states: “All legislative power [law-making power] herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States[.]”

According to our constitution then, all laws are made in the congress. This is how:

  1. A congressman drafts a bill.
  2. He submits it to the floor.

III. It is sent to a committee.

  1. It is discussed and sent back to the floor.
  2. It is discussed and voted on.
  3. It passes.

VII. It is sent to the other house.

VIII. Same process.

  1. If it passes, it is sent to the president.
  2. The president can sign the bill, veto it, or do nothing, in which case the bill becomes law after ten days.

There, that’s how congress makes laws–the condensed version.

Now how many of you believe presidential executive orders are the law of the land?

Remember that word all? “All legislative power…shall be vested in a congress.” That leaves no law-making power leftover for the president. His executive orders are for the sole purpose of enforcing the constitution as prescribed in Article II Section 3 “He shall take care that the laws (made by Congress) be faithfully executed.” Again I say, the president’s role in the government is to preserve and protect the constitution and to enforce, not make, our country’s laws.

Suppose the president issued an executive order that all Americans had to worship at a Lutheran church. Not only is there no such law passed by congress, but that executive order is a blatant violation of the first amendment, which states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”  Since this executive order is not enforcing a law, but trying to make a new one, and because this order would violate the first amendment and deprive citizens of their treasured freedom to worship as they please, the president is overstepping his constitutional bounds, and the order should be struck down.

On the other hand, suppose a president made an executive order restricting immigration from certain countries.  Article IV Section 4 states that the executive branch shall: “Protect each of them [the states] from invasion.” In addition, Congress has passed a statutory law stating:

 “Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may. . .impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”

This order to restrict immigration is therefore perfectly legal. Some may disagree with it, but it is still very much in line with the president’s first and foremost duty, to protect the American people by enforcing the constitution and the laws of congress.

Finally, how many of you still believe that Supreme Court decisions are the law of the land? Again I remind you, the first sentence of the constitution vests ALL legislative powers in a congress. That leaves nothing left for the Supreme court. The Supreme Court’s  function is to discover and apply the constitution and the laws of congress to the cases brought before them, and to strike down laws that violate the constitution. They are not to judge based on their personal bias. They are to judge based on the Constitution. Moreover, they have no jurisdiction unless a case is appealed to them. Even then, their opinions apply only to the case on which they have ruled–not to the entire country. Their opinions are not law!

Consider this, in 1857, Chief Justice Roger Taney ruled in Dredd Scott v. Sanford that African Americans had no rights which white men were bound to respect. In 1927, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes ruled in Buck v. Bell that mentally disabled women could be sterilized “for the protection and health of the State.”

Dredd Scott and Buck v. Bell have never been overturned. If Supreme court decisions carry the force of law, then why do African Americans have rights, and why aren’t we forcibly sterilizing every intellectually disabled woman? The answer is this: the Supreme Court does not make laws. Their decisions do not need to be overturned. They are just opinions. They are not law, and can be ignored as we have been rightly ignoring Dredd Scott and Buck v. Bell for decades.

Roe v. Wade, the supreme court decision that “legalized” abortion, is not law. Obergefell v. Hodge, the supreme court decision that “legalized” same-sex marriage in all 50 states is not law. These are simply opinions. Congress, and Congress alone makes the laws of our land–not the president, and not the Supreme Court.

When we know how our government is supposed to work, we should be appalled by what we see today. Whenever the courts make decisions not based on the constitution and the law, but instead based on their personal bias, they are neglecting their duties. And when they declare rulings on things over which the constitution is silent, or declare rulings that have no constitutional foundation, they are overstepping their bounds.

When the president makes executive orders not to enforce the law, but to make new laws, he is overstepping his constitutional bounds. When he refuses to enforce laws that Congress has made, he is neglecting his duties.

When Congress neglects to exercise their constitutional power of impeachment against those who break the law, or when they won’t compromise across party lines in order to pass good legislation, they are neglecting their duties.

The president doesn’t make laws, he can only enforce them. The Supreme court doesn’t make laws, it can only discover and apply them. Only Congress makes laws. Executive orders are to enforce the laws; Supreme Court decisions are opinions about the laws; but Congress, and Congress alone holds the law-making authority in the United States of America.

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Constitutional Expert Herb Titus

Today we have Constitutional scholar, Herb Titus. Herb is a lawyer, a writer and a former Vice-Presidential Candidate from 1996.

Are you wondering how much evolution has affected our political and judicial culture today?

Did you know the Declaration of Independence is really just a very long prayer?

We get into the waste of big governmental bureaucracies and bad judges, the executive order by the president of the United States that was overturned by a Seattle judge, and the evolution of law.

How much is the lie of evolution affecting our political and judicial culture today?

How does Donald Trump stack up on the Constitutional measuring stick?