Archive | November, 2014

Power v. Authority


Frequently, federal supremacists tell me that the Civil War “settled” the issue of state sovereignty. Essentially, apologists for absolute federal power advancing this argument hold a “might makes right” point of view. From their perspective, the intent of the Constitution means nothing. The fact that Lincoln ultimately fielded superior military force makes his view, and […]

133 Words or Less: Standing in Sewage


When I write about the evolving surveillance-state, the overreaching federal government or the quickly diminishing individual liberties here in the United States, somebody inevitably dismisses my concerns with the, “It’s so much worse in other places; millions of people would die to live here,” argument. I will grant you that America remains freer than many […]

133 Words or Less: Andy, I Don’t Think You Know what this Word Means


Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.) represents the US Congressional Sixth District in Kentucky. Barr voted to allow the federal government to indefinitely detain people on American soil without due process. In other words, Barr supports state-sanctioned kidnapping. In a campaign ad airing on many Lexington-area radio stations, Barr talks about America being a “beacon of Liberty.” […]