Our Nation’s Foundations – Lesson Nine: Legislative Branch

by Oletta Branstiter   Place highlights of this information in one-third of the roof area of your graphic structure. In Article I, the framers of our Constitution described the powers and limitations to the powers of the Legislative Branch of our Republic. It contains ten sections.  Section 1 creates and grants power to a bicameral legislature – a House of Representatives and a Senate. Section 2 establishes specific rules for the House of Representatives, elected for two-year terms by the citizens of state districts. This section also includes the 3/5th…

Read More

When Truth Trumps Loyalty: Nixon’s Rapid Loss of Support Could Repeat

By Janice Barlow On August 8, 1974, as I walked into the house following a grueling two hours of driver’s ed training in a non air-conditioned car, President Richard Millhouse Nixon resigned from the presidency. My mother had diligently watched every minute of Watergate on TV and talked about it non-stop over dinner and evening, much to the chagrin of my dad, who only wanted to eat dinner and listen to Tiger baseball later. My mom wasn’t alone. Over 70 percent of America polled by Gallup admitted to watching the…

Read More

From Bob Beckel to a Houston Town Hall, Racial Slurs are Back in the Headlines

By Janice Barlow Today, at a Town Hall meeting in Houston, Congressman Al Green-D, who is an African American, discussed how he had racial slurs left on voice mail messages to him. These threats and hate crimes were in response to his calling for the impeachment of President Trump. Approximately one hundred people were on hand at the town hall under high security. Unlike in the case of Bob Beckel, who was fired from Fox News yesterday for allegedly telling an African American man that he was leaving his office…

Read More