Thursday Night Bar Fight #5: Brother, Can You Spare an Amendment?

Bad news, everyone! It turns out that due to its massive war debt at the end of its revolutionary war, the United States was unable to pay to own outright all future amendments to its Constitution.  Instead, all Constitutional amendments were actually leased with an option to buy at a later date.  Sadly, that date…

Fun Constitutional Facts: Gun Rights Edition

The words “regulate” and “regulated” appear three times in the Constitution’s current text. Here they are: Article I, Section 8: “The Congress shall have Power…To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes…[and] To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights…