The Preamble of the United State Constitution — Disrupting America

The Preamble of the United State Constitution

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We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. This is one of the most transformative statement …

What Does the Secretary of State Do? — Disrupting America

What Does the Secretary of State Do?

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The Department of State was created in 1789 and its first Secretary was Thomas Jefferson. Originally it was a small department without a broad range of responsibilities, but the events of both world wars dictated changes were needed. The department started out with only a handful of employees, but by the year 2000 it had nearly 16,000 employees. After 9/11, …

What Makes the US Constitution So Great? — Disrupting America

What Makes the US Constitution So Great?

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That’s a good question. The constitution is broad and can be amended as society grows, which can be painful at times when we don’t feel those changes are one that sit with our personal values.  This living growth of the US Constitution is one of the key elements to its power. The US has been around for 241 years. That leaves …

The International Criminal Court — Disrupting America

The International Criminal Court (ICC)

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It is an international court which was founded in 2002 and created with the intent of prosecuting crimes against humanity, war crimes, crimes of aggression and genocide. Located in the Hague in the Netherlands it isn’t actually connected to the United Nations even though there are currently 121 nations who have joined the court. Is the US Part of the …

Term Limits — Disrupting America

Term Limits

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Back in the day, no one cared about how long a government official could be in office. Term limits wasn’t even a consideration. However, in 1951 the 22nd Amendment was put in place stating: “No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted …

Lobbyists — Disrupting America

What’s the Deal with Lobbyist?

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Lobbyists. Most people don’t have much good to say about them. However, do you know what one actually is or what one actually does? A lobbyist is someone whose job is focused on advancing causes or specific pieces of legislation for an organization that hires them. This has been a practice of our government for nearly the entirety of our …