In this episode, Jason continues the discussion about Article I, Section 8 focusing on clauses 8 – 10. He describes how Congress is not authorized to spend money on Arts & Science, but only to provide for securing patents & copyrights. Jason also talks about the sweeping authority Congress has to create federal courts and wraps up with a discussion about the Law of Nations and how it applies to the illegal alien invasion.
In this episode Jason discusses clauses 4 – 7 of Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution. These clauses include the power of Congress to regulate the naturalization of citizens (but not enforcement of the border which is granted in other sections). Jason also discusses Congress’ authority to coin money (but not print paper money), as well as their authority to punish counterfeiting of coins and securities. Finally, he discusses the VERY limited authority of Congress to build Post Offices and Post Roads which is the only “infrastructure” spending allowed.
In this episode, Jason and Matt discuss clauses 2 and 3 of Article I, Section 8 which authorize Congress to borrow money and regulate Commerce. However, they also discuss the specific debates around paper (fiat) currency and the definitions of terms in the Commerce clause, one of the most abused clauses in the Constitution.
In this episode, Jason and Matt begin the in-depth discussion about the powers of Congress. Fortunately, the Framers put limits on these powers. We also begin to discuss the abuse of the “General Welfare” clause and the types of taxes that the Constitution authorizes Congress to levy on Americans.
In this episode, Jason and guest Glen Whitner discuss the role the President plays in passing bills. Specifically they discuss the veto power and how a veto can be overruled by Congress. In addition, the two discuss the pocket veto and reiterate that a bill cannot become a law if it is outside the authority of Congress to legislate.