The Founders’ Intent for the First Amendment

June 2, 2012 in Dan Hubert, Esq, Restoring God, Separation of Church and Culture, Uncategorized

By Daniel Hubert PART 1: THE HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” – The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution Four distinct liberties appear in the first amendment, protected by the strongest language one could devise. At first glance, it is simply several separate liberties.  But they are, in fact, one singular liberty with four inter-dependent parts.  Likely, a half-drunken clerk, pulling an all-nighter, penned the last draft of the First Amendment.  The author scribbled them down hastily, probably at a tavern, and certainly as his whiskey and candlelight dwindled. To suggest the clerk’s intoxication is by no means a slight on the clerk.  It just demonstrates that a drunken
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The Founders’ Intent for the Tenth Amendment

February 16, 2012 in Dan Hubert, Esq, Restoring Country, Tenth Amendment

By Dan Hubert, Esq. Like other natural rights specifically protected by the Constitution, the Tenth Amendment needs intense obfuscation. Otherwise, people might actually believe what it says. The Tenth Amendment reads: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” When States began to debate whether to adopt the Constitution, people and politicians were split into two main groups: Federalists and Anti-Federalists. Federalists supported ratifying the Constitution while Anti-Federalists had strong reservations. James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay authored a series of articles defending the proposed Constitution. Known as The Federalist Papers, these men explained precisely how the Constitution functioned as a replacement for the Articles of Confederation. Individual Anti-Federalists countered with their own pamphlets, laying out strong arguments against ratification. Anti-Federalists were primarily concerned a strong Federal government would
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