U.S. Constitution on Townhall

Bob Barr - Wed Apr 24

The terror attack at the Boston Marathon on April 15 is seared into our national conscience. Not since the tragic morning of September 11, 2001 has America experienced such a state of panic, confusion, and uncertainty about its domestic security. And while the casualties of the Boston terror attack fortunately were limited compared to what could have been, the repercussions of the bombing will have a profound affect on public policy in the United States, particularly as it regards law enforcement and national security policies. ... more

Marco Rubio - Thu Apr 4

As Congress prepares to consider new gun control legislation, I stand firmly against any attempt to restrict the constitutional rights of responsible, law-abiding gun owners. ... more

Ben Shapiro - Thu Apr 4

In his pursuit of overarching gun control legislation in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre, President Barack Obama has been dogged. ... more

Todd Starnes - Tue Apr 2

A federal civil rights complaint has been filed against the Salt Lake City School Board after a principal booted a Cub Scout pack from an elementary school. ... more

Chuck Norris - Tue Mar 26

It's Holy Week, but what's not so holy is the assault on religious liberty in the U.S. ... more

Douglas MacKinnon - Sun Mar 24

President Obama knows for a fact what many in the Republican Party — especially its "leadership" — fail to understand or acknowledge: ... more

Paul Greenberg - Wed Feb 20

In the course of human events, one thing remains certain: We forget. Somewhere over murky time, Washington's Birthday faded away, and was absorbed into another three-day holiday with no distinguishing marks except maybe ... Giant Sales! ... more

Walter E. Williams - Wed Jan 2

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shootings, said: "The British are not coming. ... We don't need all these guns to kill people." Lewis' vision, shared by many, represents a gross ignorance of why the framers of the Constitution gave us the Second Amendment. ... more

Washington, DC - Thu Dec 27

In a speech at a Washington, DC elementary school, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said “we absolutely have to reassess a number of our society's value choices on issues like easy access to guns…” ... more

Marvin Folkertsma - Sat Nov 17

A few days after the election of 2012 the very talented Michael Ramirez published a political cartoon that perhaps conveyed a more profound meaning than he anticipated. He depicted a pair of hands extending from star-studded sleeves (presumably from a mendicant Uncle Sam), which were held in supplication, as though waiting for a handout or petitioning voters to relinquish more of their earnings to the federal government. ... more

America - Fri Nov 16

Pelosi demonstrates her deep understanding of the Constitution during her weekly press briefing. ... more

Robert Knight - Tue May 1

Barack Obama’s 2006 bestseller The Audacity of Hope gave us a number of clues as to how he would govern based on his worldview. We can’t say we weren’t warned. ... more

Jackie Gingrich Cushman - Thu Apr 19

History is not simply dates, events and results. Instead, it's people's lives, their hopes and dreams, their situation and their outcomes based on their and other people's actions. While history is learned by looking backward, knowing the outcome, life is lived marching forward, unsure of what might happen. ... more

Katie Kieffer - Mon Mar 26

Gays are not merely bodies desiring homosexual action. Women are not walking uteruses. Gays and women are dignified human beings with reason, spirit and individuality. The Constitution considers Americans with respect to our humanity and citizenship, not our sexuality. So when politicians and sexual minority activists lobby for gay and female “rights” that trump the First and Tenth Amendments, they inadvertently attack equality for all Americans. ... more

Susan Brown - Wed Mar 21

The last time I checked, the Constitution's First Amendment does not allow anyone license to stray outside its boundaries to defy the laws of the land. ... more

Mary Grabar - Wed Mar 14

What happens when an education editor wants to advance her own liberal agenda, even as her newspaper, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, brags about “Bringing Balance to Opinions”? ... more

Frank Gaffney - Tue Mar 13

When Barack Obama became President of the United States, he swore an oath to “preserve, protect and defend our Constitution.” Unfortunately, evidence has accumulated ever since that he feels no obligation to honor his commitment. ... more

Phyllis Schlafly - Tue Feb 28

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has proved again why she doesn't belong on the U.S. Supreme Court. She really doesn't like our U.S. Constitution, which she swore to uphold and defend, and she probably would like to rewrite it with input from various foreign laws and constitutions. ... more

Katie Kieffer - Mon Feb 27

I think Sen. Rick Santorum would make a great community organizer. Unfortunately, we are trying to remove, not re-elect, a community organizer in the White House. ... more

Mary Grabar - Wed Feb 22

In an age and time when I find most of my college students unfamiliar with the story of Adam and Eve or the origin of the phrase, “judge not lest ye be judged,” I enter discussions about religion with some caution. Almost universally my students do not believe that religious belief is necessary for morality, and seem to be offended by the very concept. ... more

Laura Hollis - Wed Feb 15

The firestorm of controversy over the January 20th HHS mandate requiring Catholic and other religious organizations to pay for contraception, sterilization and abortifacient drugs for their employees shows no sign of abating. ... more

Michael Prell - Wed Feb 15

Are you happy with the remaining Republican candidates? Or the current occupant of the White House? Or Congress? If your answer is “no,” don’t worry. You are not alone. In fact, you are in the majority. ... more

Thomas Sowell - Tue Feb 14

Although Barack Obama is the first black President of the United States, he is by no means unique, except for his complexion. He follows in the footsteps of other presidents with a similar vision, the vision at the heart of the Progressive movement that flourished a hundred years ago. ... more

Chris W. Cox - Mon Feb 13

This November’s election isn’t about the direction of our country over the next four years – it’s about the very survival of our Constitution, our values, and our freedoms as we know them. If freedom-loving Americans needed any more evidence for this, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently provided it. ... more

Paul Kengor - Sun Feb 12

I've gotten some very interesting emails regarding President Obama's mandate commanding Roman Catholics (and many evangelical Protestants) to violate their consciences by providing mandatory contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing pharmaceuticals. The emailers noted that Obama’s action will force Catholics to challenge the president in court, particularly given that bishops are saying they will not comply with the law. ... more

Horace Cooper - Sun Jan 29

Last year, after its historic victory, the new Republican majority in the House of Representatives took a commendable step toward curbing congressional enthusiasm for enacting laws that reach beyond those powers prescribed in the Constitution. ... more