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Constitutional Authority Running Amok

The coronavirus pandemic has put the Constitution on full display.  The Federal government has power that is supposed to be relatively limited compared to the powers reserved to the states and to the people. The power to quarantine is clearly with the states, and with the people themselves should they chose to voluntarily isolate themselves. […]

Obituary of Thomas Jefferson

Occasionally we run across interesting articles that we would like to pass on.  On further refection we realize that what interests one person may not excite another.  But this time we will make an exception because we are very interested in Jefferson, and so should you. Barton Family Funeral Service is a family run funeral […]

Constitutional Authority

“Authority is Total” The President cause a major freak-out when he declared that his authority is “total.” Listen carefully to what he so inartfully said. Then realize it is not what President says that is as important as what he does. Righteous Indignation As you see in the clip from the Guardian’s coverage of the […]

Quarantine is Constitutional

Many people have been complaining that shutting down businesses and quarantining people are unconstitutional. Doesn’t the Constitution guarantee people freedom of assembly?  Limiting how many people can be in a bar or at a wedding ceremony smacks of heavy handed government denying us of our rights, doesn’t it? No, actually the policies that local and […]

MLK Holiday- A Day Still Worth Remembering

Monday, January 20, 2020 MLK was actually born on January 15, 1929, although this year we celebrated his birthday on the 20th. If he had not been assassinated on April 4, 1968, he would be 91 years old this year and could have looked forward to another 3.78 years of life according to actuarial tables […]

Impeachment

Impeachment of Donald Trump The impeachment of Donald Trump began within days of his election.  At the middle of December, 2019, after 3 years in office, house Democrats, “with heavy hearts,” voted two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump. Someday historians will be able to analyze the current emotional spectacle with the same detached rationality […]

In fourteen hundred ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue…

In fourteen hundred ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue… On October 11, 2019, President Trump issued a proclamation declaring October 14, 2019, as Columbus day. He did the same in previous years as did presidents before him since the day was made a national holiday in 1937 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt. This year whoever wrote […]

Is Self-Defense a Natural Right?

Why would it be even necessary to ask such a stupid question? Of course self-defense is a natural right and to think otherwise is further evidence of a distorted view of reality prevalent among some factions of society in the United States. Denial of physical and biological reality is finding its way into public discourse […]

Poorly informed Electorate is a Danger to the Republic

We generally refrain from commenting on current events because such events almost always fade into obscurity along with the people responsible for those events. But there is something happening currently that is troubling. It’s not just one thing; it’s a constellation of events and the people behind them that cause us to question where it […]

Illegal Immigration and the End of Prosperity

Introduction Illegal immigration is aggression, a home invasion on a larger scale. But clearly the motives of most illegal immigrants are not those of home invaders. Or are they?  More about this later. But the central question of this discussion is this: Will illegal immigration cause an end to American prosperity? The answer is YES, […]