Constitution

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Public, not private, Office

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Share on Facebook Res publica: A Public, not a private, thing. “INSKEEP: At the start, we asked if the evidence shows an abuse of power. So here is another way to phrase the decision facing lawmakers – do they think the president asked for investigations in the national interest or his own?” Take 11 minutes […]

We’re All Alice

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

Share on Facebook “The Hatter’s remark seemed to her to have no sort of meaning in it, and yet it was certainly English.”  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1911, p.101) Words ought to have meaning.  For the vast majority of us they do.  Unfortunately, we have walked through the looking glass and confront a Mad Hatter. […]

“To the Republic”

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Share on Facebook Political allegiance cuts to the heart of patriotism.  In the Middle Ages, warriors owed their personal allegiance to their Lord.  For warriors, allegiance was earned on the battle field.  For everyone else, the Lord demanded allegiance at the point of a sword.  Monarchs dressed up this crude reality with claims to Divine […]

Donald Trump’s High Crimes

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Share on Facebook I am old enough to remember that politics stops at the waters edge. Now, conservatives are defending foreign participation in American Democracy. “The actions of the Trump presidency revealed dishonorable facts of betrayal of his oath of office and betrayal of our national security and betrayal of the integrity of our elections,” […]

The Preventive War Lie

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Share on Facebook Article One, Section Eight of the Constitution says “Congress shall have power to … declare War”. If Donald goes to war, he will be in violation of the US Constitution. His advisors are trying to spin their illegal activity as a “preventive war.” Starting a war has never prevented one. We haven’t […]

A Tale of Two Amendments

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Share on Facebook How often have you heard people say, “We respect our teachers”?  When the Teacher of the Year from Vermillion Parish Louisiana spoke her mind, however, we saw with our own eyes how meaningless this statement has become.  On January 8th Deyshia Hargrave stood up to exercise her First Amendment rights during a […]

My Presidents vs Not My Presidents

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Share on Facebook Since people have a hard time understanding honor, let me offer this. Not all men are perfect. We know this. The question is simple: “Did they move America forward, or did they try to take it back?” I honor the men and women who made us a “more perfect union,” not the […]

CSA Constitution

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Share on Facebook The CSA Constitution left most of the USA Constitution intact, including the supremacy clause. What did it change? 1) It invoked the favor of Almighty God (I guess He decided He preferred the USA). 2) It eliminated all reference to the “common” good or “general welfare.” 3) It created rights for slave […]

A Big Conservative Lie Died Today

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Share on Facebook Dearly beloved, We, the People of the United States of America, are gathered here today to put to rest 8 years of lies. President Obama and the Democrats in the Congress did their homework and passed a sound bill. Like all pieces of legislation, it was not perfect, but it was the […]

Promoting Responsible Gun Ownership

Sunday, October 11th, 2015

Share on Facebook Rewriting the Second Amendment has made us all less safe, particularly Police Officers and Children. Guns should be treated like cars. Owners should be trained, licensed and have insurance, then we could have real responsible gun ownership. The authors of the Constitution understood their own language.  In fact, they confronted many of […]

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