The Legislative Branch

Today’s infographic focuses on the legislative branch of the US government.  Some people consider this to be the most important branch of the government; it generally has the most impact on our daily lives, since it creates the laws that govern the federal government.  In addition, the legislative branch is an important check-and-balance to ensure that the other two branches of government (executive and judicial) do not overstep their authority.  Take a few minutes to peruse this infographic, and help educate other Americans by passing it on to them!

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Constitution Post: Article I, Section 8, Clause 7

If you’re anything like me, you probably didn’t expect that the constitution speaks to things such as postal service and specifically delegates this power as Congress’s jurisdiction.  Today, as we look at Article I, Section 8, Clause 7 — the Postal Clause — I hope to share what I’ve learned about this aspect of American culture and government.  But, before we launch into the text of the Constitution, here is some background information on the United States Postal Service. 

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States Rights Then and Now…

…How our Founding Fathers Intended It To Be and How We Live It Out Today

The question of states rights can be a confusing one in our day and age with the federal government, in many instances, crossing its boundaries into the affairs of the states.  What was the intention of our Founding Fathers for the government, and what rights do states really have?  I would like to explore this with you in today’s post.

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