The Constitution of the United States, Article. I. Section. 3. The Senate

The United States Constitution Article. I. (The Legislative Branch) Section. 3. (The Senate) Note: Article I, section 3, of the Constitution was modified by the 17th amendment. The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof for six Years; and each Senator shall have … Read more

Real World Research Skills, Second Edition

The 2nd Edition of Peggy Garvin’s Real World Research Skills was published today, July 30, 2009, and is now available at your local bookstore (special order), Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. This book compiles basic advice, techniques, reference information, and resources to help working professionals find accurate information quickly. It is written particularly for those … Read more

The Constitution of the United States, Article. I. Section. 2. The House

The United States Constitution Article. I. (The Legislative Branch) Section. 2. (The House) Note: Article I, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by section 2 of the 14th amendment. The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each … Read more

The Constitution of the United States, Preamble, Article. I. Section. 1. The Legislature

The United States Constitution and The Declaration of Independence (Preamble) We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this … Read more

Pocket Constitution – The Constitution at your fingertips

A free download of our Pocket Constitution is available on Scribd. The Constitution at your fingertips The Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and the Amendments to the Constitution, all in a handy pocket-sized booklet. Single copies of this Pocket Constitution are available for $5 by sending a self-addressed stamped business (#10) envelope (SASBE) with first … Read more

Judge Sonia Sotomayor: Analysis of Selected Opinions

In May 2009, Supreme Court Justice David Souter announced his intention to retire from the Supreme Court. Several weeks later, President Obama nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor, who currently serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, to fill his seat. To fulfill its constitutional “advice and consent” function, the Senate will consider … Read more

The Federal Budget Process: A description of the federal and congressional budget processes, including timelines

The Federal Budget Process: A description of the federal and congressional budget processes, including timelines Budgeting for the federal government is an enormously complex process. It entails dozens of subprocesses, countless rules and procedures, the efforts of tens of thousands of staff persons in the executive and legislative branches, and the active participation of the … Read more

Economic Policy Crisis and the Stimulus: Analyses of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, HR 1, 111th Congress

Economic Policy Crisis and the Stimulus: Analyses of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, HR 1, 111th Congress The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, HR 1 in the 111th Congress, will assist in supplemental appropriations for job preservation and creation, give financial help to the unemployed, and will provide … Read more

The Declaration of Independence

The United States Constitution and The Declaration of Independence Another version of the Declaration of Independence is here.   See comparison of First Draft, Reported Draft, and Engrossed Copy – USHistory.org “Which Version is This, and Why Does it Matter?” Declaration Resources Project, Harvard University, January 2018     The Declaration of Independence: Liberty   … Read more

“You were always free to go.”

Advocates of liberty and limited government should not concede the concept of “law and order” to those who engage in “excessive use of police powers.” Those who actually believe in law and order would hold police and prosecutors, as well as criminal suspects, to the rule of law; and that seems to be what the … Read more