Defending the Constitution: Secrets behind those “obscure” provisions

Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by Rob Natelson

“In previous essays in the Defending the Constitution series, I’ve responded to ‘progressive’ attacks on prominent terms in the document: equal representation in the Senate, denying D.C. statehood, and the Second Amendment, among others. But ‘progressives’ also assail less prominent parts of the Constitution. For example, one liberal law professor reacted to the Origination Clause — requiring tax measures to be introduced first in the House rather than the Senate — with the question, ‘Why should anyone care?’ Below are questions and answers addressing five of the Constitution’s less famous provisions — including the Origination Clause.” (07/18/21)