There are many reasons why power has flowed toward Washington, but the anti-filibuster rule would be far down the list, if it has been a factor at all.
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The framers of the Constitution vigorously opposed religious tests or oaths for public office-holders.
The constitutional argument against state tuition-aid laws is that they contradict two federal laws passed by Congress in 1996.
Newt Gingrich’s comment, like the quotation he cited from President Roosevelt, sounds like constitutional bravado.
The Founding Fathers were quite familiar with the record of some English kings of simply sending Parliament home, if the lawmakers were not following the monarch’s wishes.