government & constitution


July 3, 2019

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Although born and raised in England, writer Andrew Sullivan turns to America’s Declaration of Independence to find his beliefs rooted in the principles of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
June 30, 2017

The Rule of Law

Professor and attorney Michael Mullane believes the rule of law must be upheld — even in times of threat and crisis. As fragile as it can be, Mullane says we are all protected by and accountable to the law.
February 19, 2014

I Believe in Political Partisanship

Partisanship is generally considered a derogatory term, while non-partisan or bi-partisan is regarded better since it's seen as above the political fray. Perhaps this has been brought on by politicians themselves who when caught in a mistake often blame the...
August 20, 2013

Republic Republic

I believe in a republic and the code of law in which is uses to shackle the elected government. I believe it can truly bring about the truest form of freedom that exists in our chaotic world; that its existence...
June 23, 2013


Something which is indisputably always good, whereas its negative counterpart always takes on the persona as bad, is progress. Our ability to improve, to adjust, to win. Progress is the only way which we can move forward in this world...
August 31, 2012

My Opinions Matter

To be true to herself, Nora Lupi believes she must speak up – especially about politics. She developed her opinions during dinner table debates with her parents. Now in college, Lupi is eager to join the dialogue about the future of our country.
June 20, 2012

Is the United States of America still one?

I believe in one America. I am an eighth grader living in Las Cruces, New Mexico, but I am not a Republican or a Democrat; I’m an American and proud of it. Why must we have parties in our government?...
May 30, 2012

One World, One People

If you are a citizen of your town, you probably know at least a little bit about how that town works.  Same goes for the state you live in.  After all, they are collecting your tax dollars.  Around the country,...
May 29, 2012

The Right to Bear Arms

I believe in the amendment, the right to bare arms. Our amendments were wrote and declared for a reason, not just for the heck of it onto just have so many Amendments. When our founding fathers wrote our Amendments they...