Archive | July, 2013

It’s Really Good!

I bought a peanut butter cracker for $2 today. Two saltines. Crunchy peanut butter sandwiched in between. Two bucks. I was mowing my front yard when two little girls walked up along the sidewalk. They looked to be about 9 or 10 years old. One was holding a paper plate loaded with peanut butter crackers. […]

Please Stop Fixating on British Royalty

Every time I see another royal baby update, I want to stab a shard of glass into my eyeball. First off, it drives me crazy because we should really have our attention fixed on something more important than some pretty woman in England birthing a kid. Thousands of people birth kids all over the world. […]

Sorry – Not Sorry

The other day, I posted the following section of the Kentucky State Constitution on the Our Last Hope Facebook Page. All power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority and instituted for their peace, safety, happiness and the protection of property. For the advancement of these ends, they […]

Finding the Original Meaning of the Constitution

Who should we ultimately look to when trying to determine the intended meaning of the Constitution? Do we simply accept the interpretation of judges? Should we seek out academics and historians? Should we look to older sources such as the Philadelphia Convention notes or the Federalist Papers? Does it even matter? This video, with narration […]

Orwellian Doublethink in the Nevada Declaration of Rights

In the dystopian novel 1984, the Party encourages “doublethink” as part of its strategy to control the people. Orwell defined doublethink as the act of simultaneously accepting two mutually contradictory beliefs as correct, often in different contexts. It was the Party’s way of controlling thought through the manipulation of language. To know and not to […]

Independence: May We Make the Most of It

“WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is urging Americans on the Fourth of July to live up to the words of the Declaration of Independence by securing liberty and opportunity for their own children as well as for future generations.” Do you think he really means it? Consider the ramifications. Whenever any Form of Government […]

Check Your Work!

My friend Michael Lotfi published a brilliant piece of political satire yesterday. Lotfi “reported” a speech by Pres. Obama urging D.C. interns not to celebrate the Fourth of July and questioning the wisdom of breaking from Great Britain. Why then on the Fourth of July should you celebrate such a radical break from what is […]