Bob Livingston Archive
Bob Livingston is an ultra-conservative American and author of The Bob Livingston Letter™, founded in 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom. Email this author.
Is there still any gold in Ft. Knox? Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas) wants to know, and he told Kitco News he plans to introduce a bill next year calling for an audit of United States gold reserves.
If you travel via airliner between time zones you may suffer from jet lag. One all-natural remedy is Pycnogenol®, which is an extract made from the bark of French pine trees. In an Italian study, 56 percent of patients taking the supplement experienced reduced symptoms of grogginess, irritability, headaches and mental weariness. Pycnogenol® may also […]
Dear Bob, Do you support Barry Boswell’s Hyper Compound interest as a good way to make your money work for you? I am familiar with the compound interest theory but have never heard of the other. What is your take? Pat M. Dear Pat, I have not studied Barry Boswell’s program and therefore have no […]
In the name of safety we have ceded our right not to be searched at airports… almost without a whimper. First we accepted removing our shoes and opening our bags. Then we accepted being frisked and poked and prodded. Then we accepted having our bodies irradiated and naked pictures being taken and ogled at and saved in the system — all in the interest of “safety.” But here’s what really killed the 4th Amendment…
Sensing Senators don’t have the stomach to try and pass a stand-alone bill in broad daylight that would give the President the power to shut down the Internet in a national emergency, the Senate is considering attaching the Internet Kill Switch bill as a rider to other legislation that would have bi-partisan support.
Sensing the political failure of the Left’s environmental whacko agenda of raising energy costs to cap emissions of a gas we all exhale and that plants need to thrive — carbon dioxide — President Barack Obama has instructed his Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to rewrite its Clean Air Act and give itself authority it doesn’t have.
When questioned about the authority of the onerous, overreaching laws they’ve passed — laws like Obamacare, Wall Street reform and bank bailouts — members of Congress have cited the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution.
That clause, found in Article 1, Section 8, reads:
The Congress shall have Power… To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes…
From our country’s founding into the 1930s, courts ruled that the Commerce Clause limited the ability of the Federal government to hinder the freedom of individuals, according to Andrew P. Napolitano, in his book, The Constitution in Exile. But that changed in 1937 as Congress continued to push New Deal legislation that increased the power of government and “(The U.S. Supreme Court) simply abrogated its role and stopped enforcing the Constitution’s limits on federal power.”
Continue reading to learn how James Madison defined the commerce clause.