Radical Common Sense

http://americainclass.org/thomas-paine-common-sense-1776/ The rights and freedoms guaranteed by the United States Constitution are not enjoyed on a conditional basis. Surely no one is about to argue that a person who does not exercise their 1st Amendment right to freely practice the religion of their conscience, loses that right after a certain period of inactivity. Surely no … Continue reading Radical Common Sense

The Judiciary the Founders Tried to Protect Us From

“The framers of the Constitution were so clear in the federalist papers and elsewhere that they felt an independent judiciary was critical to the success of the nation. Now you are seeing proposals in Congress to cut budgets of courts in an effort to in effect punish them for things the legislators don't like. This … Continue reading The Judiciary the Founders Tried to Protect Us From

TRUMP AND FOREIGN INFLUENCE

“Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence, (I conjure you to believe me fellow citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of Republican Government.” - George Washington, 1796 Farewell Address Emoluments. You’ve probably heard that … Continue reading TRUMP AND FOREIGN INFLUENCE

A Republic… If You Can Keep It

According to legend, Benjamin Franklin was stopped by a women after the Constitutional Convention ended. The woman asked Mr. Franklin, “Well Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy.” He responded, “A Republic, if you can keep it.” Shortly before the election on November 8th, I decided to start a blog about politics … Continue reading A Republic… If You Can Keep It