Tag: Constitution

A Matter of Princely Pull

“Live As You Vote”, for example, only those who want higher taxes should pay them, and only those who want sugary drinks forbidden should be denied them. Those who oppose smoking, but don’t have the cojones to quit and want…

The Battle of Athens, Tennessee

As Recently As 1946, American Citizens WereForced To Take Up Arms As A Last ResortAgainst Corrupt Government Officials. On August 1-2, 1946, some Americans, brutalized by their county government, used armed force as a last resort to overturn it. These…

The Lock on the Chain

Many of us have heard of the Constitution of the United States referred to as “The chains that bind government.” Those “chains” have a “lock”. Unfortunately, those with intent to unlock this lock have had such great success that few…

A Time For Choices

Timothy Daniel “Big Tim” Sullivan, sometimes called “King of the Tenderloin” was a man who was allowed to live longer than he should have. It could never have happened in a Bill of Rights Culture. Part of the infamously corrupt…

Wouldn’t It Be Nice? The Rule of Law….

Has it ever struck you as a little odd that in a country with a Thirteenth Amendment that outlaws “involuntary servitude of any kind”,there’s also a “Selective Service” system that forces men, on pain of imprisonment or death, to join…

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…

Political Poison

When I was growing up, people around me — public school teachers, national and local political leaders, the broadcast and print media, other useless busybodies — were very enthusiastic about the idea of compromise. Compromise, they always proclaimed in glowing…

Celebrate The Bill of Rights Every Day

December 15, 1791 marks the most momentous day in human history. On that day, the first ten amendments to the then-new United States Constitution were ratified, placing severe limits — for the first time in in thousands of years —…

Catch Twenty-Three

Okay, here’s a little scruples quiz for you … Imagine you’re a fireman in a small town where you know everybody. You rush into a burning hotel, and there, unconscious on the floor of one of the rooms lie a…

The Kevlar Class

Thanks to the good folks over at the Buckeye Firearms Association, I have just been “treated” to an hysterical blog entry scribbled by an individual named Paul Helmke, one of the Brady victim disarmament campaigners, pretending to be surprised and…

“BEING NECESSARY …

It’s likely that no sentence has ever received as much scrutiny as the twenty-seven words of the Second Amendment, one of the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution, collectively known as the Bill of Rights and, as such,…

Enough is Enough

The twenty-seven simple, easily-understood words of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution have not proven clear and forceful enough to protect and defend the right it concerns, especially given its ideological enemies who willfully misunderstand it. In the…