“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”
Henry Louis Mencken
Today was Inauguration Day and […]
This morning I saw a picture on Facebook of President Obama with the words, “Don’t let Obama ignore the Constitution.” Where was the outcry while George W. Bush was ignoring the Constitution for most of the eight years of his Presidency? There were certainly violations of the 1st, 4th and 5th Amendments. Of course, it […]
The United States was founded on protest and activism. What the founders thought of protest is an interview with historian Joseph J. Ellis about how our founding fathers might look upon today’s activism.
Many of the founding fathers felt that the activism that brought about the American Revolution was justified but they tended to tone it […]
From The Huffington Post, here are 17 Ridiculous Laws Still On The Books:
Missouri — It is illegal to drive with an uncaged bear.
Maine — It is illegal to have Christmas decorations up after January 14th.
New Jersey — It is illegal to wear a bulletproof vest while committing a murder.
Nevada — It is illegal for a […]
Facebook poll: Can the USA spend its way out of debt?
It makes about as much sense as keeping your virginity by having sex, protecting our children from child pornography by making them child pornographers, preserving freedom by curtailing civil liberties and Constitutional rights, and the ever popular concept of picking up a turd by the […]
I love the analogy and it makes a good point. I’m a veteran and I fully support our troops and appreciate the hell they go through. My beef has always been with those who decide national policy and put our troops in harm’s way. I had issues with that when I, too, was an instrument […]
Should we put God back in schools?
That’s an interesting question since the Supreme Court erred in its decision to ban school prayer. The First Amendment expressly PROHIBITS federal interference in the free expression of religion. Students have a constitutional right to pray anywhere they want. Regarding freedom of religion and separation of church […]
I’m not a conservative nor am I a liberal. I’m not even middle of the road. I don’t claim to be a Democrat, a Republican, or a Libertarian. So, what am I politically? I am disillusioned and I have lost faith in my government in every aspect, save one. I do have complete faith in […]