Category: Constitution

Rights Trump Politics

Politics are real. Politics sets priorities between competing public interests. The process is never perfect. It gets ugly when existing political interests work against your individual rights. Let’s take an easy example first. Suppose you want to gather people together…

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Freedom Demands Vigilance

“Those who won our independence believed…that the greatest menace to freedom is an inert people, that public discussion is a political duty and that this should be a fundamental principle of the American government….They eschewed silence coerced by the law.”…

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A Virtual Yellow Star

As happens every time a despotic emergency regime is established and constitutional guarantees are suspended, the result is, as happened with the Jews under fascism, the discrimination of a category of men, who automatically become second-class citizens. This is the…

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AR-15 Ban Ruled Unconstitutional in California

In a 94 page decision, Judge Roger T. Benitez of California’s ruled that the ban on AR-style rifles is unconstitutional. Read the judge’s decision yourself since he wrote in language that even a journalist can understand. At best I can summarize a…

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To Control Speech is to Control People

“There exists a special place in ignominy for American politicians who, having been extended the trust of their voters, turn upon a dime and attempt to undermine the protections of the constitutional order that put them in office.  And, within…

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Christians and the 2nd Amendment

Natural allies aren’t always bosom buddies.   But they can be a powerful force to defend our rights and liberties against hostile government initiatives. Freedom requires such coalitions. Those of us concerned about religious freedom and constitutional liberties have ample reason…

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Big Government Requires Big Lies

Truth is defined differently inside the Beltway — especially in the hands of the government and specifically in the hands of the FBI. The FBI rarely record interviews, preferring instead to rely on written summaries known as 302s, which are…

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What Makes America Great?

Five decades after America gained independence, the French author Alexis de Tocqueville remarked on our nation’s exceptional character. Unlike other nations that were defined by ethnicity, geography, common heritage, social class, or hierarchal structures, America was a nation of immigrants…

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Why Do Good Men Do Nothing?

Why do good men do nothing in the face of evil, especially when evil aggressively invades their lives? The question has relevance to those who value the tradition of individual freedom; a tradition that includes not only freedom of speech,…

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When honesty is outlawed

Words that reference the last days, the end times, the latter days or, times of the end, number well over thirty. Details of these events take up nearly a quarter of the entire Bible. For most people it is easier…

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Silencing the Lambs

“Civil societies are necessarily tolerant to a degree, and intolerant to a degree; they punish what they cannot afford to tolerate and tolerate what they cannot afford to punish.” Oliver O’Donovan The mark of a good citizen at one time…

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Founded in Liberty: Mired in Tyranny

“The foundation of our Empire was not laid in the gloomy age of Ignorance and Superstition, but at an Epoch when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined, than at any former period…The United States came…

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Complex Lies and Simple Truths

Life is complex. Sure, in the time of Covid you can tell everyone to stay home and starve, but they won’t do it. They won’t do it even though you’re emperor Cuomo of New York. Even with all your wealth…

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