What would George Washington (not) do?

Apparently, some legislators in N. Carolina want to reserve their right to establish an official state religion. They state that the First Amendment is a restriction only on the federal government and not on the state governments. I generally agree that the Bill of Rights was ratified as a restriction on the federal government, not […]

Disgracing the Electoral College

“I do not, gentlemen, trust you!” thundered Gunning Bedford at the Constitutional Convention. He was a small state delegate, speaking directly to those from the large states. “If you possess the power,” he continued, “the abuse of it could not be checked; and what then would prevent you from exercising it to our destruction?” The […]