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

Nevada, You Have a Problem!

Nevada, you have a problem. Many have framed the standoff between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the Federal Bureau of Land Management as a “states’ rights” issue. Consider this summary by CBS News. “The fight between Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management widened into a debate about states' rights and federal land-use policy. Bundy..

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No. We Shouldn’t Follow Every ‘Rule’

I recently wrote an article suggesting that the president should not enforce every act of Congress. My argument primarily rests on those already articulated by founding era figures, specifically Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.  You can read the article HERE. I wasn't surprised by the negative reaction I got from some readers. In today's political..

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Crimea – A Matter of Sovereignty

One of the arguments bandied about to justify US intervention in the Crimean situation revolves around the constitutionality of the upcoming referendum. The people of Crimea will decide whether to remain part of the Ukraine, or split off and align with Russia. Most observers believe the vote will fall on the side of secession, considering..

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Smacked with the Race Card

I have to confess; it gets under my skin when people call me a racist. Most things people throw around in political debates roll right off my back. But the racist charge stings. It really shouldn't. When an opponent screams "racist," or its first cousin "neo-confederate," it clearly indicates he has no leg to stand..

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Walk in Peace. Live Free

I feel most at peace on the beach. I think it has a lot to do with the vastness of the ocean. As I watch the waves roll in and out, mindless of the latest world events or political debate, I remember that so much of what I fret over has very little significance in..

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Thou Shalt Associate…

As I've listened to the debate swirling around the issue of whether or not a business owner should be allowed to deny service to a gay person due to their religious convictions, I have to wonder if those supporting a policy of coerced association hold consistently to their stated principle. In other words, do they..

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