by Jon Caldara | 1:13 pm, November 21, 2012
There are some good reasons to get high on pot.
The Independence Institute held no position on Amendment 64, legalizing recreational marijuana. And I know not everyone is thrilled about Colorado becoming the Amsterdam of America. But like it or not, it is in our state constitution.
So let me throw out this idea – even if [...]
by Jon Caldara | 1:02 pm, May 15, 2012
As an organization married to principles, not politics or politicians, we at the Independence Institute have it easy. We stand unequivocally for the ideals presented in the Declaration of Independence – the document that inspired our name. Part of my job as head of the Institute is to lead the fight for free markets, individual [...]
by Bob Adelmann | 5:57 am, December 19, 2011
This was hard for me to write as there isn’t much good news. Both the Democrats and the Republicans overwhelmingly have voted to abrogate our rights enshrined in the Bill of Rights. That’s correct: our own elected representatives, who swore an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, are now guilty of treason by ignoring it and imperiously mandating controls and limitations on citizens never dreamed of in our founders’ worst nightmares.
by David K. Williams, Jr. | 12:49 pm, December 17, 2011
It is de rigueur for some politicians to declare themselves believers in constitutionally limited government.It seems this belief is limited, all too often, when the principles of constitutionally limited government conflict with something th…
by Jon Caldara | 4:51 pm, November 29, 2011
Ok, maybe my title is a bit of an overstatement. Granted, podcasts on issues surrounding the law are rarely outside the confines of “wonk,” somehow our resident Constitutional Law scholar Professor Rob Natelson makes constitutional law, legal matters and history consumable even at my level. His latest iVoices.org podcast is on judicial federalism. …Judicial whaaaattt?
by Jon Caldara | 1:53 pm, September 27, 2011
Constitutional scholar and Senior Fellow in Constitutional Jurisprudence Rob Natelson released a fantastic book last year called The Original Constitution: What It Actually Said and Meant. The book was and is a huge hit. What the book did was fill a gap that was left by constitutional scholars who never got around to writing a [...]
by Jon Caldara | 12:01 pm, September 21, 2011
Concealed carry is a hot topic in the federal legislature now with a bill coming out of the house called the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011 (H.R. 822). This bill would extend conceal carry rights across state lines, allowing a legal gun owner who lives in Colorado to freely move about the country with [...]
by PerlStalker | 6:51 am, July 22, 2011
At least three states are vowing to ignore the latest requirements under the No Child Left Behind law in an act of defiance against the federal government that demonstrates their growing frustration over an education program they say sets…
The Constitution: Does the Necessary and Proper Clause Grant “Broad Authority” to Congress? Actually, None at All
by Rob Natelson | 10:54 am, May 18, 2011
Probably no part of the Constitution has been so misunderstood as the Necessary and Proper Clause, which is located at Article I, Section 8, Clause 18. The Necessary and Proper Clause has been called both an “elastic clause” and a “sweeping clause,” and many have claimed it grants vast power to Congress. For [...]
by David K. Williams, Jr. | 6:52 pm, May 11, 2011
From a press release just now issued from Congressman Cory Gardner’s office: Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) threw his support behind a bill that will curb abusive medical lawsuits, lowering the cost of healthcare nationwide.”This is a crucial step in replaci…keep looking »
- PPC Training for Activists
UPDATE: Something apparently got messed up with the PayPal buttons during this past weekend’s database glitch – fixed now. Yes, it’s that time again — PPC will be conducting training classes for center-right activists on Saturday, April 20 and Saturday, April 27, at Independence Institute in Denver. The tentative class schedule is as follows: Saturday, [...]
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