Category Archives: Enumerated Powers

How to balance the massive U.S. federal government budget.

First of all, if you’re not certain why we should even try to balance the Federal Budget, you may find a previous artical of mine helpful. After a couple of temporary funding bills, Congress has finally passed a budget to keep the government running for the rest of the fiscal year (about 6 months).  This […]


LDS Church Leader, Elder Oaks, on U.S. Constitution

Elder Dallin H. Oaks, an apostle for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently stated United States Constitution’s fundamental principles must be understood, valued and protected.Elder Oaks made these remakes as the key note speaker at Utah’s Constitution Day Celebration that took place at in the Tabernacle at Temple Square in Salt Lake […]


Spaldam’s Thoughts on “Health Care” Reform

I got a memo from my work’s HR department last week, in reference to “ObamaCare” that recently passed into law. I know many other employers have done similarly and are all concerned about how this will affect their ability to continue providing high quality health Insurance to their employees. My employer mentioned that some retiree […]


The Clean Slate Amendment

Pursuant to Article V of the United States Constitution, stating: “. . . on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments . . . by Conventions in three fourths thereof . . . of Ratification may be proposed . . . and that […]


Enumerated Powers

DC Downsizer Michael Mitchell of Alaska compiled this list from Article I of the U.S. Constitution. These are all the powers that the Congress has. Borrow money Regulate commerce among the states Regulate naturalization Regulate bankruptcies Coin money Fix weights and standards Punish counterfeiters Establish post offices Establish post roads Record patents Protect copyrights Create […]


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