Was slavery horrible? Yes. Was it immoral? Yes. But the one thing it was not is *unlawful*, and to put today’s American taxpayers under the onus of a crime for what was *legal behavior at the time* goes against not only an important principle clearly embedded in our Constitution but also our understanding of what living in a truly free society means.
We are only ever *one* Supreme Court Justice away from America’s losing what it means to be America. I am proposing ten Constitutional Amendments that will guarantee America’s culture keeps faith with the original social and political culture of the Founding Fathers.
It seems to me that many of the arguments supporting the Southern states’ secession from the Union in 1861 hinge upon whether secession is constitutional. The U.S. Constitution provides no explicit mechanism for secession. However, one could argue that the Tenth Amendment reserves the power of secession to the states because the Constitution […]