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  • Online Chat on the Constitution

    How well do you think you know the Constitution? If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about it, now is your chance. Heritage just launched www.ConstitutionOnline.com: a comprehensive and authoritative analysis of every single clause in the Constitution. Click here to join us right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” chat. Heritage’s David Azerrad is answering any questions on the Constitution – from the Preamble to the 27th Amendment.

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    10 Responses to Online Chat on the Constitution

    1. Gayle Broome says:

      Was the 25th amendment ever discussed during Reagan's 2nd term? In the high school I work at (I am not a teacher) the Government teacher said that. I know the son wrote a nasty tell-all book about his father and it discussed the subject. I think the teacher floated that idea or rumor about Reagan to make it sound like he was a old man with Alzheimers etc…. and everyone knew he was not really up to the job and covered for him or didn't want to use the 25th. She mentioned it was used when he had a short surgery, which is factual.

    2. Dan says:

      Question:
      What part of our Federal government is responsible for being the watchdog for ensuring the Constitutionality of our laws, regulations, Executive Orders, etc? Obama seems to be doing many things that are unconstitutional and yet no one seems to challenge him directly except for Obamacare. I thought the Senate might have that responsibility or is it just We the People hiring some attorneys and conducting a challenge through a lawsuit and paying for the cost of that effort?

      • David Gesinger says:

        The courts are the entity to determine the constitutionality of a given law or a part of a law the Supreme court being the final decider. At the moment our Supreme court is challenged in their moral authority to determine the constitutionality of any given subject, because they are actively campaigning for, or receiving funds from parties arguing before them.

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    5. Mutantone says:

      who made term limits outlined in the Constitution of two years for the house and six for the senate become life long terms?

      • chuck says:

        We the people have the power of term limits. One of the fears of the founders was that an ignorant population would not be able to keep a representative democracy. Guess what we have just about lived up to their fear.

      • David Gesinger says:

        The original constitution determined every congressmen should represent no more than 60,000 residence. I would like to see this one put back in.

    6. guest says:

      Why is there no consequence for a member of the executive, or congress, who doesn't adhere to the Constitution? THEY GAVE AN OATH. Their peers don't do anything about it, and the people don't. Must we wait until we can vote them out to stop the terror of one law after another tramping on liberty? This leads to moral decline; is that the plan? Do representatives truly get to do this to their constituents with impunity? I have read that any law that is unconstitutional is no law at all. Yet the government has enforcers.

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