John Birch Society – Can You Answer 24 Questions About the Constitution?

Question No. 17: Does the Constitution say anything about illegal immigration?

Answer: Not directly. But Article IV, Section 4 assigns to the the duty to “protect each of them [the states] against invasion.” Note that it does not stipulate that an invasion be done militarily.

English: Detail of Preamble to Constitution of...

Detail of Preamble to Constitution of the United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a good exercise: asking good questions and discovering that the Constitution has covered the matter somewhere. This indicates the great amount of effort and diligence the founders used in creating this amazing document.

Question No. 20: Is the term of a President limited by the Constitution?

Answer: Yes. In 1951, the Constitution was amended (Amendment 22) to limit anyone to two terms as President. The only President who served longer was Franklin Delano Roosevelt who served into a fourth term, but died in April 1945 shortly after the beginning his 13th year in office.

Two terms is plenty long enough to wreak havoc…

Question No. 21: Which part of Congress is designated by the Constitution as having the “power of the purse?”

Answer: Article I, Section 7 states: “All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives…” If a majority in the House (218 is a majority of its 435 members) refuses to originate a bill to raise revenue for any purpose, no funds can be raised, until it passes.

Question No. 22: How does the Constitution explain expelling an elected member of the House or ?

Answer: Two-thirds of either the House or the Senate can expel one of its members for cause even though he or she has been elected by voters.

This power is rarely exercised, unfortunately, as so many of the members are tainted and sullied already, and aren’t in the moral position of calling out someone guilty of the same crimes. See, for example, Maxine Waters.

Here’s the last one for this Quiz series:

Question No. 24: How many times is the word democracy mentioned in the Constitution?

Answer: None. America is a Constitutional Republic, not a Democracy. A Democracy ruled by the majority can be persuaded to take away freedoms and property. Under a Constitutional Republic, such power does not exist.

That’s why efforts to change our Republic into a Democracy have been going on at least since the Wilson administration.

Finish taking the Constitution Quiz here:

Constitution Quiz #1: Where do Executive Orders Fit In?
Constitution Quiz #2: Where Does the Fed Fit In?

 

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