James Madison: The Father of the Constitution

James Madison and the Welfare Clause. James Madison (1751-1836) was the fourth (1809-1817) president of the United States. While only five-feet four-inches in height in life, in United States history he was twenty feet tall. In 1787 James Madison wrote the Constitution of the United States. Let me repeat that again for anyone who was not paying attention – in 1787 James Madison wrote the Constitution of the United States. In 1789 James Madison wrote the Bill of Rights. James…


Citizenship redefined

The United States Freedom Army does not endorse any political candidates. The United States Freedom Army does endorse the United States Constitution! In a previous post (“A letter to Charles Krauthammer regarding Citizenship”) we exposed some of the problems with our current Constitutional definition of citizenship and showed some of the problems it poses for individuals who are having difficulty getting their eligibility. We discussed in that post some of the difficulties Ted Cruz is having with his eligibility to…


The Welfare Clause

 In the preamble to the U.S. Constitution it says “promote the general Welfare” and in Article I Section 8 Part 1 it says “The Congress shall have the Power to …. provide for the common defence and general Welfare of the United States;”. These references and any others of like kind are generally referred to as the “Welfare Clause” and give the federal government the authority to protect the people and their welfare. What exactly did the people who wrote…


“To coin Money”

“The most significant threat to our national security is our debt.”   Mike Mullen, Former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff One of the powers delegated to Congress in Article 1 Section 8 of the United States Constitution is the power “To coin Money.” What exactly does this phrase mean?  A careful reading of the Federalist Papers and the writings of the Founding Founders clearly states what was intended. Money must be backed by a commodity such as gold, silver, or something…


Two Justices named Roberts

It is helpful if you have read the posts “Constitutional Resurrection”, “What did James Madison say?” and “Judicial Activism” in that order prior to reading this post. “We the People are the rightful masters of both Congress and the Courts – Not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”   Abraham Lincoln In 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) was inaugurated as the 32nd President of the United States. He inherited a depression left by his…


Judicial Activism

It is instructive if you read the posts “Constitutional Resurrection” and “What did James Madison say?” prior to reading this post. It is fitting that John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and one of the three writers of the Federalist Papers, be pictured on this posting. If John Jay were alive today he would be appalled at what our justice system has done to the U.S. Constitution. By turning the Constitution into something it was never…


What did James Madison say?

The United States Constitution is a limiting document. Through the enumerated powers (Article 1 Section 8) it specifies what Congress can do and limits the areas into which Congress may get involved. This limiting power is reinforced by Amendment X, which specifies that all other matters “are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” This limiting power is absolutely crucial since it is fundamental to the maintenance of your freedom. In order for socialism to prosper it had to…


Constitutional Resurrection

The primary function of the United States Freedom Army is to restore the integrity of the United States Constitution. This means that the Constitution must be followed as written and as intended by its authors. This also means that the Constitution is only subject to interpretation in the areas where it is not specific. The United States Constitution has been rendered meaningless by the actions over time of all three branches of government. The Executive Branch makes law when it…