"The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought." - Samuel Adams

Supreme Court Hysteria

In the wake of Justice Antonin Scalia’s sudden and unexpected death, many on the right have gone into an absolute panic. There seems to be this sense that the very fabric of American constitutionalism could tear in half depending on whom Obama nominates to fill the newly created vacancy on the Court. It’s the “we..

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What Crime Did He Commit?

Pete Santilli was one of the men arrested outside of Burns, Ore., last Tuesday. He faces a felony charge of conspiracy to impede federal officers. Santilli hosts an online talk radio show called the Pete Santilli Show. He joined the armed ranchers occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Media reports described him as the groups..

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133 Words or Less: The Death of a Rancher

I’m sad this morning. Robert LaVoy Finicum was a husband, a father, a rancher and a friend. He believed the federal government exercises unwarranted powers. In an interview he spoke positively about the people he dealt with from the BLM, but he made a poignant observation. “It’s not whether they do good, or bad, it’s..

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Turning the Constitution into a Campaign Slogan

If you hang around in Republican circles, it won’t take long before you hear the term “constitutional conservative.” Republicans like to hold themselves up as the torchbearers for America’s founding principles. They fancy themselves true patriots, in contrast with those rascally Democrats who “hate America.” But as much as they talk about the Constitution, a..

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Tax the Rich!

Democrats promise a lot of "free" stuff. Free college. Free healthcare. Free daycare. Free this. Free that. Most sane people recognize you don't get any of this for free.  Somebody has to pay for it all. But this doesn't phase your average Democrat. Why not? Because the rich will pay for it. It seems America..

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Planned Parenthood Funding Unconstitutional; So is Republican Defunding Plan

One of the great debates over the last few weeks has centered around Republican attempts to defund Planned Parenthood. The brouhaha started with the release of a series of undercover videos produced by anti-abortion activists that appeared to prove the organization sells fetal tissue. That prompted conservatives to call on Congress to defund Planned Parenthood...

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Monopoly Government: The Power to Git-R-Done

Anyone wondering about my general antipathy toward the state need look no further than the circus surrounding gay marriage licenses in Kentucky. The two sides squared off against each other in the Great Kentucky County Clerk Gay Marriage License Debate seem diametrically opposed and impossibly divided by a yawning, unspannable chasm. But at their core,..

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