Category: Constitution

Free Speech

“Liberal censorship” is technically an oxymoron. But today liberal censorship is a common reality. Where once free speech reigned on college campuses and in other secular institutions (or at least it was so thought), today you have the totalitarianism of…

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Rights vs. Duties

One reason there’s a lot of confusion about rights from both liberals and conservatives is that there are different sorts of rights. Besides the distinction between legal and moral rights, we also need to distinguish the different sorts of claims…

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Danger of Disarming

Before my wife-to-be left her native Norway in the late 1970s to earn a master’s degree at Billy Graham’s alma mater, Wheaton, a friend of hers gave a gift—a knife. He said she’ll need it for protection—after all she was…

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The 2nd Amendment Keeps The Left in Check

“Most gun control arguments miss the point. If all control boils fundamentally to force, how can one resist aggression without equal force? How can a truly “free” state exist if the individual citizen is enslaved to the forceful will of…

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Looking Into The Void

Belief in natural law and transcendent moral order laid the foundation for traditionalist conservative thought. Reason and Divine revelation inform natural law and the universal truths of faith. It is through these universal truths of faith that man orders himself…

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Surrendering Guns and Our Freedom

A retired Supreme Court Justice says we should repeal the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. He praises recent gun protestors, saying their ‘massive’ display should be respected. Why then does the Justice ignore massive displays for years by…

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Due Process When Everything Is A Crime

Government has become so big and intrusive – Congress has passed so many laws, many unread, – the Justice Department so politicized – that there are few checks and balances left to restrain these petty tyrants. Prosecutorial discretion poses an increasing threat…

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Linguistic Manipulation

In order to be understood, one should take great pains to articulate what is meant by the words that come out of one’s mouth. Right? However, if you’re trying to hide what you mean or evade a revealing question, vague…

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Constitutional Law Rests on a Myth

Nearly all of American constitutional law today rests on a myth. That myth, presented as standard history both in junior high civics texts and in advanced law school courses on constitutional law, runs something like this:  A long, long time…

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Eliminate the Tyranny of Case Law

Most Americans assume that rulings and decisions handed down in cases that come before American courts are based on, and consistent with, the “rule of law”. But, regrettably, this is not true. In American courtrooms today, court rulings are not…

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When Plunder Becomes A Way of Life

“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.”  Frederic Bastiat…

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