Overnight, the vast majority of America has been placed under varying degrees of lock-down as one governor after another issued orders mandating that people stay at home as a way of stopping the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19).
"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
The Left is in an uproar over the fact that at Monday's White House press conference President Trump said he had full power over when the country could open up again for business.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said on Monday that coronavirus quarantine enforcement is infringing on American's constitutional freedoms.
Across the country, from political leaders, to small business owners, to parents who just want to take their children to the park, resistance is growing to the authoritarians who have effectively suspended the Constitution and placed most of the coun
Politicians and the public are alarmingly willing to violate civil liberties in the name of fighting the epidemic.
"If the provisions of the Constitution be not upheld when they pinch as well as when they comfort, they may as well be abandoned." ~ Justice George Sutherland (1862-1942)
The great American jurist St. George Tucker, writing at the beginning of the 19th century, called the right to armed self-defense "the true palladium of liberty" and "the first law of nature." But California Gov. Gavin Newsom thinks that right, guara
We still have choices...Just because we're fighting an unseen enemy in the form of a virus doesn't mean we have to relinquish every shred of our humanity, our common sense, or our freedoms to a nanny state that thinks it can do a better job of ke
In the face of a surging COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Justice has asked Congress for the ability to detain people indefinitely without trial, to extend the statute of limitations in criminal cases and limit the constitutional right to co
"That was when they suspended the Constitution. They said it would be temporary. There wasn't even any rioting in the streets. People stayed home at night, watching television, looking for some direction...."
During this time of extraordinary powers being exercised by federal, state, and local officials, it's good to refresh ourselves on founding principles.
First, Luke goes into the various ways in which the government has used the sickness to infringe on constitutional rights including healthcare, gun control, and drone monitoring. Next, he covers the Pharma-Industrial Complex and why people shouldn't
As Governors and Mayors across the country are instituting "Stay at Home" Orders, there are big questions surrounding how parts of the government may be taking advantage of the coronavirus outbreak in violation of 1st, 2nd and 4th amendment rights of
There was a good reason why our American ancestors failed to include an emergency exception in the Bill of Rights. It was because they knew that throughout history emergencies have been the time-honored way by which people lose their liberty.
Of what value is a constitutional guarantee if it can be violated when people get sick? If it can, it is not a guarantee; it is a fraud.
The Trump Department of Justice has asked Congress to craft legislation allowing chief judges to indefinitely hold people without trial and suspend other constitutionally protected rights during the coronavirus and other emergencies
Everything I have warned about for years--government overreach, invasive surveillance, martial law, abuse of powers, militarized police, weaponized technology used to track and control the citizenry, and so on--has coalesced into this present momen
Let's take the novel coronavirus seriously, but let's not throw reason, prudence, or the Constitution out the window.
I am an American constitutional lawyer – and I see our government using Covid-19 to take away our fundamental rights
In his 2004 book, "Against Leviathan – Government Power and a Free Society," Robert Higgs explains how our federal government has transformed from one of "defined and limited" powers as envisioned by our Founders, into one driven by a "Cr
One of the things that sets the United States apart from the rest of the world is that we are supposed to have certain civil liberties guaranteed to us by the U.S. Constitution.
Public closures, a ban on gatherings, quarantine notices and orders for isolation have become increasingly common as the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States.
"It takes a remarkable force to keep nearly a million people quietly indoors for an entire day, home from work and school, from neighborhood errands and out-of-town travel. It takes a remarkable force to keep businesses closed and cars off
Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed his tightly guarded political plans Tuesday and supported a constitutional amendment that would allow him to seek reelection in 2024 by restarting the term count.
The difficulties of altering the Constitution should not dissuade us from trying to improve it.
When the Constitution called the federal government into existence, it set forth its limited, enumerated powers.
I issue a standard challenge to everyone within earshot: show me one government or nation state which became smaller and smaller over time and increasingly less injurious to the freedom and liberty of individuals.
The first ten Amendments to the United States Constitution, commonly known as the Bill of Rights, is the highest law of the land. If for some reason you happen to disagree with me about that (probably because of your public "education"), and with
Given the massive welfare-warfare state system under which Americans live, the natural assumption is that the Constitution failed in its mission to constrain the powers of the federal government.