Constitution Post — Article I, Section 8; Clause 12

“The Congress shall have Power To …grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal…”

In this week’s Constitution Post, we’re again discussing Congressional power and more issues relating to the war powers.  My conclusions on this regard are largely consequential of my position on the Declare War Clause.  If you haven’t already read my last article, “Constitution Post — Article I, Section 8; Clause 11,” I would encourage you to do so!  You can read it here.

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What Makes America Great: Religious Liberty

If there is one right many of us, as both Americans and Believers, exercise and enjoy today it is that of religious liberty.  And though in our land this freedom is widely viewed as inherent, we as a people have oftentimes taken this liberty for granted.  We’re forgetful of the many internal political struggles which took place to ensure this precious protection, failing to realize that had this issue (as well as many others) not been addressed at that critical time, the state of our nation would be in a greater dire strait today.

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Constitution Day!

Tomorrow is Constitution Day!!!  This year marks 230 years since the U.S. Constitution was signed.  Wow!!!  In honor of this special occasion, we’ve added a new page on our website – the Constitution Test page!  Please click here to test your knowledge of our governing document and also learn some fascinating information.  Once you’re finished, you’ll have the opportunity to send us your test score and possibly be featured on the page (no personal information will be shared!)!

Once again, head over to our new Constitution Test page now!

Also, you can get a free pocket Constitution from Hillsdale College by clicking here!

Happy Constitution Day!!!

The YPL Team

**As a side note, we are updating our news page weekly now, so be sure to check it out if you haven’t done so! There are several action steps this week!!

NGV Friday – From the Whistleblower: Flags, Football, and Foolishness

Hello Patriots!

I’m excited to introduce our new third Friday monthly guest column from New Generation Voters!!!  The team at NGV is awesome and, like YPL, they are committed to helping to preserve the principles of liberty.

Here’s a little intro from their site:

New Generation Voters is committed to young voters and pre-voters, the future of our nation. In a time of continual political excitement, we want to enlighten the minds of young and future voters, or young at heart, to understand complex domestic, foreign policy, and social issues.

Youth politics, and engaging young voters, is a focus of our site as we look to interact with those of the next generation that are interested in politics. We aim to focus on educating young voters on the importance of both national and local elections. Tip O’Neill famously coined the phrase, “all politics is local”, which has been forgotten many times. The legislation coming from Congress effects the local level, but the actions being taken at the small town level will eventually have an effect on the actions of Congress.

We’re excited to be collaborating with the NGV team and trust that you’ll be blessed by what they share each month!

Please head over to to check out their site, follow them, and be sure to like their Facebook page!

Now without further delay, here’s our first third Friday post from New Generation Voters!!! Continue reading “NGV Friday – From the Whistleblower: Flags, Football, and Foolishness”