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Necessary and Proper: Not Anything and Everything

July 15, 2019

Good Morning Liberty: July 15, 2019

The “Necessary and Proper” clause of the Constitution is one of the most widely misunderstood – and abused in the document. Most modern federal regulations today are justified by the Necessary and Proper Clause – possibly even more than under the Commerce or general Welfare clauses. Now, here’s the irony of the situation: Far from granting “broad authority” to Congress, the truth is that the Necessary and Proper Clause grants no power at all.


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James Madison and the Necessary and Proper Clause

Correcting the Record on Necessary and Proper

Necessary and Proper, Not Anything and Everything

The Necessary and Proper Clause Granted No Power

Time for Another Smackdown: Necessary and Proper Edition


Immigration: 3 Reasons They Can’t Deport Millions Even if They Want to

July 12, 2019

Good Morning Liberty, Fast Friday Edition: July 12, 2019

Over the last few years, we’ve heard a lot of people demanding that all illegal immigrants need to be deported, literally millions of them. Depending on your point of view – this episode is either going to be good news or bad news. Either way, we’ll be talking about the top 3 reasons this isn’t going to happen.


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Fiscal Year 2018 ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations Report

CIS Fact Sheet on Sanctuary Cities

How Trump Risks Making Sanctuary Cities Stronger: Good Morning Liberty 04-12-19

House and Senate Again Decline to Fund Trump’s Proposed Homeland Security Hiring Spree


ACA Back in Court: What’s Happening and What Needs to be Done

July 10, 2019

Good Morning Liberty: July 10, 2019

On Tuesday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in Texas v. United States on whether a federal judge was correct in striking down Obamacare. On this episode, Michael Boldin gives an overview of what the case is about – and what needs to be done to take on the ACA – whether the courts strike it down, or not.


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Appeals court appears ready to rule Obamacare unconstitutional

The Affordable Care Act Is Back In Court: 5 Facts You Need To Know

Are Con Law Professors Wrong Again About the Individual Mandate?

Texas v. U.S.: Why the Individual Mandate is Still Unconstitutional

My Concluding Thoughts on Severability in Texas v. U.S.

In defense of the court decision striking down Obamacare

How States Can Help Bring Down Obamacare

The Plan: Stop Obamacare in the States


The Commerce Clause and the Constitution: Not a Power to Do Whatever They Want

July 8, 2019

Good Morning Liberty: July 8, 2019

The federal government claims that Article I, Section 8, Clause 3 of the Constitution gives it the power to regulate and control everything from healthcare, to what kind of lightbulbs we can buy, and just about anything in between. But this is so far from the Founders’ design, it’s virtually unrecognizable.


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The Commerce Clause an Introduction

The Commerce Clause: Not a Micromanaging Tool

Claiming Almost Everything is “Commerce”

New evidence on the “Power To . . . regulate . . . Commerce”

The Meaning of the Commerce Power and Congress’s and the Courts’ Use (And Abuse) Of It

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