Tag: Constitution

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.”…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Grateful to Be an American

I’m not proud to be an American – I’m grateful. I didn’t do anything to become a citizen of this country. I was just born. But in appreciating America today, I feel like I’m a freak or something. So many…

D.C. Will Never Be A State

We have been down this road before, but it appears the time is again upon us to recycle the ridiculous idea of creating another liberal, blue state, out of a tiny federal district, to satisfy left wing democrats.  Can you…

Planned Failure

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 said was the…

Greed and Ignorance

Greed is a selfish desire beyond reason; covetousness for what you have not earned; a craving for that which does not rightfully belong to you.   Ignorance is the state of oblivion for the callowness for which you thrust your greed…

The Battle of Athens, Tennessee

On August 1-2, 1946, some Americans, brutalized by their county government, used armed force as a last resort to overturn it. These Americans wanted honest open elections. For years they had asked for state or federal election monitors to prevent…

Our Founding Principles

Our Founding Principles, sometimes called First Principles, are the bedrock values that formed the basis of the American Experiment.  Of all those principles, I believe there were five firmly held by all fifty-five delegates to the Constitutional Convention that formed…

HONOR OUR VETERANS

“For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace.  They fight not for the lust of conquest.  They fight to end conquest.  They fight to liberate.  They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and good will among…

Identity Politics and the Death of Liberty

America started a “great experiment” in human history, that being the ideas of individual freedom and limited government. All of history before this assumed that the individual was subservient to the tribe, and governments had nearly absolute power over people…

Gun Sales and Private Ownership

September of 2020 was a record for both firearm sales and NICS background checks in the United States. There were 2,892,115 background checks done in September, and about 1.614 million firearm sales. The firearm sales is not a precise figure…