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Sanctuary City Injunction a Win for the Tenth Amendment


If you consider yourself a “conservative” who believes in upholding the Constitution, you should celebrate at least one aspect of the injunction a federal judge slapped on Pres. Trump’s “sanctuary city” executive order. Many conservatives have already expressed outrage at the injunction issued by U.S. District Judge William Orrick Tuesday, citing the decision as another […]

Art Funding: Does the Constitution Matter?


Pres. Trump sparked outrage on the left (again) with budget proposals to slash funding to the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities. Defenders of federal spending on the arts immediately kicked into high gear touting its virtues. Here’s just one example. President Trump has taken an ax to one of […]

Bill to Return Legislative Authority to Legislature Causes Complete Freakout

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A bill to restore some level of constitutional sanity to the federal regulatory state recently passed the U.S. House and caused a total freakout. The REINS Act would  require congressional approval before major regulations imposed by federal executive agencies such as the FDA, EPA and OSHA went into effect. When I say passage of the […]

Peace Officer: From Protect and Serve to Command and Control (Film Review)

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“Sometimes peace is purchased with violence.” – Sheriff Jim Winder, Salt Lake County, Utah William “Dub” Lawrence founded the first SWAT team in the state of Utah back in the 1970s. Thirty years later, that same SWAT unit killed his son-in-law, Brian Wood, during a controversial standoff in Farmington. The new documentary film Peace Officer […]

Kentucky Oath Breakers Approve REAL ID; Gov. Bevin Will Break Oath and Sign

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Yesterday, the Kentucky legislature gave final approval to a bill that will set the state on the road to full compliance with REAL ID. Gov. Bevin has expressed support for the bill and will likely sign it into law. Pres. G.W. Bush signed the REAL ID Act in 2005, creating a framework that was meant […]