The Constitution’s Week in Review – 28 May 2016

The Constitution’s Week in Review – 28 May 2016

It was a very busy week, and the next two weeks will be as well; so: a short report.

Article 2:  Abuse of Executive Power

Here’s the link to the webinar I gave last Monday night for Christian Financial Concepts on this topic:

Encouraged by the continued gullibility of Americans to their “transgenderism,” gender-confused individuals have become even more outrageous, demanding that we refer to them by whatever pronoun they choose.  Unfortunately, they have learned to use the threat of lawsuits to get round-heeled school districts to play along, in this case, paying out $60,000 in citizen tax money as “hush funds” to a teacher who demanded colleagues address her as “they.”  You can’t make this stuff up.

Call me old fashioned, but I wouldn’t want my child exposed to this sort of mental illness on a daily basis in this person’s classroom.  Had I contributed tax revenue to the district I would demand its return.  We could then threaten to sue if we don’t get our tax refunds; seems to work for some.

In my Abuse of Executive Power presentation we talked about the right and wrong use of Executive Orders.  As I’ve mentioned multiple times in the past, this President is determined to unilaterally transform America by Executive Order and is receiving little pushback from Congressional Republicans, and even occasional support.  Wednesday night, Republicans in the House passed an amendment to an appropriations bill proposed by Rep. Sean Maloney, D-N.Y., which codified an executive order signed by President Obama back in 2014 (#13672). The Order instructed government agencies to sever contracts with companies that don’t accommodate transgender employees by allowing them to use the bathroom of their choice. Forty-three Republicans voted for the amendment. Do you know how your Congressman voted?

Second Amendment, D.C. foot-dragging stopped, maybe.

Despite 2008’s Heller v. District of Columbia decision affirming an individual right to keep and bear arms, the District continued to make it as hard as possible to obtain a concealed-carry permit, insisting that applicants prove they had a good reason to fear injury or were in what are considered high risk jobs.  District Judge Richard Leon struck down a part of the District’s carry law as unconstitutional on Tuesday.

Meanwhile in the States:

Hoping to join California, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington, the New York state legislature is considering a bill that would permit medically-assisted suicide in the state.  If conservatives don’t speak up, the traditional American culture will essentially be gone, unrecognizable ten years from now.

Upcoming Events:

Constitution Seminar in Williamsburg, VA.  Hampton Roads residents will have a final opportunity (at least this summer) to learn what their Constitution says and means by coming to a CLI Saturday Seminar on 11 June in Williamsburg, VA.  The seminar will be held from 9:00am-6:00pm at 133 Waller Mill Road, Williamsburg, Va.  Due to room size, this seminar is limited to 10 participants but is not yet full.  Cost is $30 if registered by 7 June – $40 thereafter.  Pre-registration is required via email to:

Lessons in Liberty.  At the Foundation for American Christian Education, the Lessons in Liberty speaker for June will be Dr. Gai Ferdon of Liberty University.  Dr. Ferdon will speak on the topic of “The Welfare State: $20 Trillion Dollars Later.”  Asked to speak on this subject, Dr. Ferdon replied that it would be an impossible task to cover in a single night, thus this event will be a four-night seminar held at the Foundation for American Christian Education in Chesapeake, VA, from 20-23 June, 7-9pm each night.  Participants may attend either in the FACE classroom or online via Livestream.  The cost for the four-day seminar is $35 instead of the normal $10 for a single presentation.  Register at

Besides their wonderful 90-Day Challenge,[1] Constituting America[2] sponsors an annual contest for young Americans (there’s a Seniors category as well) to create videos, Public Service Announcements and essays aimed at informing and exciting Americans about their Constitution.   Check them out.

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