Post Tagged with: "federalism"

115: Why Are Supreme Court Nomination Hearings a Circus?

115: Why Are Supreme Court Nomination Hearings a Circus?

The confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have been animated, to put it mildly. The circus-like atmosphere isn’t just a symptom of politics-as-usual. It’s an indicator that the American body politic has experienced some major shifts in how we perceive the role of our national government. What do these antics portend for the constitutional republic that our founders created? Is the Supreme Court supposed to be the linchpin on which our nation’s fate hangs?
September 22, 2018
85: Why 1913 Was a Horrible Year for America

85: Why 1913 Was a Horrible Year for America

Watershed moments are those pivotal events on which history turns and the course of an entire nation can shift. Unfortunately, they are seldom recognized as such until many years later. In 1913, America experienced at least 3 watershed moments that have led us to serious consequences more than a century later. This reality underscores the importance of considering not only that which is seen when enacting a public policy but also the unintended consequences which are often not immediately seen.  
June 1, 2018
84: Kevin Gutzman on the Problem with the Incorporation Doctrine

84: Kevin Gutzman on the Problem with the Incorporation Doctrine

The story of the U.S. Constitution is one of a gradually expanding federal government that has slowly but surely outgrown the limits on its power. Nowhere is this more clear than in how the Bill of Rights, which originally limited federal power, has been imposed upon the states to make them subservient to Washington D.C. Kevin Gutzman joins us to discuss how the Incorporation Doctrine has given the feds even greater power over the states and a moral standing that they may not have earned.  
May 29, 2018
37: Brion McClanahan on How Hamilton Screwed Up America

37: Brion McClanahan on How Hamilton Screwed Up America

The vast majority of Americans recognize Alexander Hamilton as the face on the ten dollar bill. Some may also recall that he was one of the founding generation or that there’s a Broadway musical about him. Very few understand how Hamilton’s ideals have affected us throughout American History. Author and historian Brion McClanahan joins us to explain the often overlooked connections between Hamilton’s influence and the government overreach we see in our time.
October 10, 2017