Only when the Constitution of September 17, 1787 is adopted, does that Constitution require that the Office of President be filled by “a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States.”  George Washington was a natural born British subject and when, on April 30, 1789 he took the Article II Section 1 Clause […]

I am sorry for the inconvenience this delay has caused to future members and students.  Access to the Posts, my Work on the Internet for the past five years, will be restored to all Basic Course in Law and Government students, who have not completed that course will be given sufficient access so they can.  […]

You don’t have much of a chance learning the law by reading the opinion of the Chief Justice in the Supreme Court case which found Obamacare constitutional as a tax and you can’t trust a government whose motto really is “don’t trust us.” How can you learn the law and understand government? You can believe […]

When you have successfully completed my Basic Course in Law and Government, you will have learned a subject which has never been taught anywhere in America. The most important fact you will learn is that the first two Organic Laws created a Confederacy of thirteen States, which have retained their sovereignty, freedom and independence by […]

The answer is the United States. The United States is Washington, D.C. and every other place in the world where there are Americans and the land those Americans occupy is territory owned by or subject to the exclusive legislative power of the United States of America. The United States of America began as an upstart […]


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The original Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776 initiated the separation of the thirteen United States from the political domination of King George III and Great Britain. That separation would not become officially complete and permanent until it was accepted by King George III and Great Britain, which ultimately required an American military victory […]

Is there a difference? Semantically, a tax is a burden, while a penalty is a cost. Under Obamacare a person who fails or refuses to obtain health insurance is subject to a penalty. The Supreme Court ruled that penalty was not sustainable under the Constitution’s commerce clause but was constitutional as a tax. Essentially, the […]

The only duty imposed by the Constitution on the Chief Justice is buried in Article I Section 3 Clause 6: “The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice […]

“The Affordable Care Act’s requirement that certain individuals pay a financial penalty for not obtaining health insurance may reasonably be characterized as a tax,” Chief Justice Roberts wrote in the majority opinion. “Because the Constitution permits such a tax, it is not our role to forbid it, or to pass upon its wisdom or fairness.” […]

Chief Justice Roberts not Chief Judge Roberts cast the deciding vote on the legislative constitutionality of Obamacare. The office of Chief Justice is described in Article I Section 3 Clause 6: “The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When […]

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