Do We Deserve Freedom
March 31, 2020
Do We Deserve Freedom? You probably know people who are concerned about a “surveillance state” developing. Maybe you’re one of them. I know I am. It’s a reasonable fear. Some police departments are using drones to spy on people in their homes, peering into living rooms and bedrooms with digital cameras and fining or arresting people who have more than the imposed limit of guests. The justification the state gives for these intrusions is, of course, coronavirus.
Studies Show Most Americans Are Too Stupid to Vote
April 29, 2012
The new fad among Democrats is to see how many illegal aliens they can pack into a voting booth. While we conservatives decry this illegal and anti-American grab at tyrannical power, we should take some solace in this sobering fact: those illegal aliens probably know as much about the American political system as most 13th generation Americans. The fact is, most Americans are too stupid about politics to vote, which explains the 2008 election.
Obama’s Contempt for the Rule of Law
February 4, 2011
When he identified the three branches of government as President, House, and Senate, Was Chuck Schumer confused, or did he accurately state the Obama administration’s intent to subjugate the Judicial Branch of government? It seems the White House no longer considers the Judicial Branch the equal of the Executive. In two cases—the Gulf oil drilling ban and Obamacare—the White House refuses to obey ruling from federal judges. In New Orleans, federal judge Martin Feldman found the White House in contempt for its re-imposition of oil drilling bans after his previous ruling to the contrary.
What’s the Constitutional Standing of a City?
January 27, 2011
Many of the people who support eliminating state oversight of the St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners are not conservatives. Decidedly not. There are some good conservatives who disagree over the Board of Police Commissioners for the City of St. Louis. I’ve heard some of these conservative make some strong arguments for abolishing the board or relinquishing it to St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay. Some of the arguments in favor of so-called “home rule” are flat out false.
Ezra Klein and the Dead Constitution
January 1, 2011
Clearly a fan of understatement, Ezra Klein once ran a blog called “Not Geniuses.” Now, of course, he demonstrates his ignorance on MSNBC. Last week, Klein unwittingly advanced the cause of dead constitutions. He did a better job than any proponent could. He said: The issue with the Constitution is that the text is confusing because it was written more than a hundred years ago. (William F. Buckley once described a statement like Klein’s as evoking of the sort of pity one feels for the ignorance of animals.
The Story of the Tenth Amendment
July 28, 2007
**Note: Please read the entire store by clicking on the title or the Continue Reading link below. ** Those of us whose conservative conversions occured in the late 1970s and early 1980s, I think, are particularly fascinated by the 10th Amendment to the Constitution. We also mourn over its senseless destruction by Congress, courts, and citizens. The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved for the States respectively, or to the people.