Yes its sad but true. The progressives win out in then end. They have succeeded, in undoing the work Hammurabi did all those years ago. Sure we still have codified law but it really does not matter. The government is bound by common definitions of works or shared understanding; let alone the notion that laws ought to be read using the prevailing definitions of the day when they were drafted. Now anything can mean anything at all.
You are free to associate unless its with a group someone has labeled terrorists. Oh and don't go thinking you have a choice in not associating. If you say don't want to join a heal insurance pool than you shall be taxed. Sounds striking similar to what was required if you chose not to join the Anglican Church in the seventeenth century. Don't wish to allow a certain group to associate with you your business etc, to bad you will sued into oblivion by an attorney general with a chip on his should. It matters not whether your reason are simple bigotry or sincere religious conviction or anything else.
The lower house the peoples house gets to allocate the purse. Nope not since the advent of budget reconciliation, and the idea the president somehow has the power to continue to spend on "critical activities" and to decide what is critical if the body won't authorize a budget he likes.
The Senate shall provide advice and consent to treaties, well consent any way and we shall see how long that lasts, thanks to TPP Fast Track.
The president isn't allowed to declare war, oh well the war powers act gives him sixty days; what its past that well no matter, its not a war its a "kinetic military action".
Al-Qaeda / ISIS Iraq / Syria those are pretty much the same right we can just say the old the AUMF covers that..
Face it folks we have shaken off the last vestiges of any kind of "Rule of Law". With Secret courts that do whatever they want and a Supreme Court that issues opinions that seem more driven by poll numbers than ideas about language, law, and facts its all a bad joke. Freedom ends not with bang but a whimper.