Category Archives: Healing the Broken Republic

Understanding the Constitution of the United States: Article II the Executive Branch

The second article of the Constitution of the United States is significantly shorter than the first article and processes of election and succession (in section 1) were modified by the twelfth and twenty-fifth amendments. The structure of the constitution does … Continue reading

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Understanding the Constitution of the United States: Article 1 Section 9-10 Limiting the Powers of Congress and the Individual States

These final two sections limit both the powers of the congress in passing laws as well as the powers of individual states as they construct their state constitution and legal systems. Section 9: The first clause of section 9 is … Continue reading

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Understanding the Constitution of the United States: Article 1, Section 8: The Powers of the Congress

Section 8: Powers of the Legislative Branch People often blame the President of the United States for the national debt, and while there are some places where the executive branch does influence and in some cases (war for example) cause … Continue reading

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Understanding the Constitution of the United States: Article 1 the Legislative Branch, Section 7: The process of making laws:

Section 7: The process of making laws: The making of laws for the nation is a complicated process and in the past congress only two percent of bills became laws. Section seven of the constitution is fairly concise but the … Continue reading

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Understanding the Constitution of the United States: Article 1 the Legislative Branch Sections 1-6

Even though most people in the United States at some point took a government class where the basics of the constitution and the U.S. form of government were taught, I am aware that often things learned in high school or … Continue reading

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Technology, News and the Distorted View of Reality

When I was growing up in the 1970s and 1980s the way we received our news was very different from the way we currently consume our news about the world around us. The technology was beginning to change but it … Continue reading

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