"Law and liberty cannot rationally become the objects of our love, unless they first become the objects of our knowledge
." --James Wilson, Of the Study of the Law in the United States, 1790 - Thanks to PatriotPost.US for the quote.Introduction to Applied Constitutional Triage and Patriot "Bird-Dogging":But First Things First
- The map to all our unalienable and civil rights and duties can begin in our Constitution.
Our necessity requires this discussion.
Do not be bashful.
Test everything. Please link in any resources you used in that test.
The forge of your minds is required if we are to hammer our understanding into a tool fit to save our republic in 2010.
Your duty in this is no less than a grand juror's in that remedied wrong is the ultimate intent of our congress here.
The required work may be more effective, more fun and more likely to get done
if the work is broken into manageable chunks like a college curriculum.
One other reason for having a curriculum syllabus AND placing in a text box on your 'My Page' is that you can mark your syllabus to publicly declare your accomplishments and interests.
Please do so. See the Constitutional Triage's " Curriculum Declaration
This is useful in that enable others to to better tune their responses to your understanding.
The more advanced participants will be patient and nurturing of the less advanced. Correspondingly, the less advance have a right and duty to diligently question those who declare their mastery of the material.
This training in gracious purposeful conversation is an essential part in turning your mastery into effective patriot actions and voter community building.
So is defending your mind & discussion space from those whose clear intent follows that of Vladimir Lenin - "If you want to conquer a nation, you must first confound it's language."
I suppose that if a language can be confounded it can be unconfounded also
Unconfounding our language so that patriots may act effectively to save our constitutional republic is our purpose here.
As we accomplish that work we can expect a consequent increase in of prosperity, justice and liberty among our people.
For those reasons, if we should be blessed and tested by the toxic whiles of a visiting troll the more accomplished participants may want to attend to the troll with such skill that the troll either beats an undignified retreat or preferably converts ( See "Winning the Hearts & Minds of our Constitution's Enemies
A participant showing significant troll behavior may have their intentions questioned as a warning for beginning participants who may not want to make themselves prey for a troll.
Only the most incorrigible and crooked trolls will be banned.
Generally speaking those enemies of our Constitutions that come here will only make us stronger by contributing what of their assets are worth having.
To a large degree the curriculum's course resources are built by those who previously traversed the course - including those trolls who were useful in acting as devil's advocate - particularly those who seeing the truth become patriots and thereby demonstrate to us what it is we need to do in order to 'win-the-peace' - as opposed to just winning a bumper-sticker duel
Bumper-sticker duels and like forms of verbal abuse tend to result it victories that taste of ashes - such may also radicalize our moderate opponents.
My hope is that each participant will develop familiarity with the work of authors like Gutzman, Meese and Dalton and apply the knowledge to the discussions here.
The attached annotations of Cornell Law School are substantial in detail.
The annotation of ConstitutionCenter.Org are elegant, brief, and tighly focused on the exact words of our Constitution.
Both appear to be more strongly influenced Roman Civil Law, with its statist leanings, than is directly counter to our intended result. Yet, I believe they are perfect with respect to provoking your discussion and research to the heights of greatness that our nations' current extremity requires. May God bless and lead you in your work here.Contents of the US Constitution Discussion
: (Listings without Live Links are intended)Declaration of Independence & its status as the current law of this land
Articles of Confederation & its status as the current law of this landHistory Regarding Impressions of Original Intent:
. . . Federalist Papers that are actually federalist papers
. . . with the exception of Federalist Papers that are actually nationalist papers
. . . Anti-Federalist Papers
. . . 2nd Tuesday Constitution Group
. . . Quotes from the Founders
. . . Madison's Posthumously published notes on the Constitutional Convention
. . . State ratification debate, vote and provisos on approval
. . . Noah Webster's 1828 American Dictionary US Constitution:PreambleArticle I [The Legislative Branch] (see annotations)
Section 1. [Legislative Power Vested] (see annotations)
Section 2. [House of Representatives] (see annotations)
Section 3. [Senate] (see annotations)
Section 4. [Elections of Senators and Representatives] (see annotations)
Section 5. [Rules of House and Senate] (see annotations)
Section 6. [Compensation and Privileges of Members] (see annotations)Section 7. [Passage of Bills] (see annotations)
Section 8. [Scope of Legislative Power] (see annotations) 18 Enumerated Legislative Powers
Section 9. [Limits on Legislative Power] (see annotations) 8 Enumerated Limits on Legislative Powers
Section 10. [Limits on States] (see annotations) 3 Enumerated Limits of State Sovereignty
Article II [The Presidency/Executive Branch] (see annotations)
Section 1. [Election, Installation, Removal] (see annotations)
Section 2. [Presidential Power] (see annotations)
Section 3. [State of the Union, Receive Ambassadors, Laws Faithfully Executed, Commission Officers]
Section 4. [Impeachment] (see annotations)Article III [The Judiciary] (see annotations)
Section 1. [Judicial Power Vested] (see annotations)
Section 2. [Scope of Judicial Power] (see annotations)
Section 3. [Treason] (see annotations)Article IV [The States] (see annotations)
Section 1. [Full Faith and Credit] (see annotations)
Section 2. [Privileges and Immunities, Extradiction, Fugitive Slaves] (see annotations)
Section 3. [Admission of States] (see annotations)
Section 4. [Guarantees to States] (see annotations)Article V [The Amendment Process] (see annotations)Article VI [Legal Status of the Constitution, Supremacy Clause, Oaths] (see annotations
)Article VII [Ratification] (see annotations)SignersAmendment I [Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly, Petition (1791)] (see annotations)Amendment II [Right to Bear Arms (1791)] (see annotations)Amendment III [Quartering of Troops (1791)] (see annotations)Amendment IV [Search and Seizure (1791)] (see annotations
)Amendment V [Grand Jury, Double Jeopardy, Self-Incrimination, Due Process (1791)] (see annotations)Amendment VI [Criminal Prosecutions - Jury Trial, Right to Confront and to Counsel (1791)] (see annotations)Amendment VII [Common Law Suits - Jury Trial (1791)] (see annotations)Amendment VIII [Excess Bail or Fines, Cruel and Unusual Punishment (1791)] (see annotations)Amendment IX [Non-Enumerated Rights (1791)] (see annotations)Amendment X [Rights Reserved to States (1791)] (see annotations)Amendment XI [Suits Against a State (1795)] (see annotations)Amendment XII [Election of President and Vice-President (1804)] (see annotations)Amendment XIII [Abolition of Slavery (1865)] (see annotations)Amendment XIV [Privileges and Immunities, Due Process, Equal Protection, Apportionment of Representatives, Civil War Disqualification and Debt (1868)] (see annotations)Amendment XV [Rights Not to Be Denied on Account of Race (1870)] (see annotations)Amendment XVI [Income Tax (1913)] (see annotations)Amendment XVII [Election of Senators (1913)] (see annotations)Amendment XVIII [Prohibition (1919)] (see annotations)Amendment XIX [Women's Right to Vote (1920)] (see annotations)Amendment XX [Presidential Term and Succession (1933)] (see annotations)Amendment XXI [Repeal of Prohibition (1933)] (see annotations)Amendment XXII [Two Term Limit on President (1951)] (see annotations)Amendment XXIII [Presidential Vote in D.C. (1961)] (see annotations)Amendment XXIV [Poll Tax (1964)] (see annotations)Amendment XXV [Presidential Succession (1967)] (see annotations)Amendment XXVI [Right to Vote at Age 18 (1971)] (see annotations)Amendment XXVII [Compensation of Members of Congress (1992)] (see annotations)Amendment XXVIII [proposed] (see annotations)Index of Prospective Remedies raised and given implementation details in these discussions
. . . Proposed Constitutional Amendments,
. . . Proposed Legislation,
. . . Propose Court Actions
. . . Propose Local Citizen Scope Solutions to National Scope Problems
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