law

The Rule of Law and the Constitution

The political class is destroying The Rule of Law and the Constitution. That is a recurring theme on this website. Laws constraining government are the only thing that stand between us and raw tyranny. Neither party seems to mind gaining power at the expense of citizen freedoms. Republicans, by refusing to act against legal transgressions, are tacitly approving them and [...]

Resistance — Meaningful or Futile?

Is resistance meaningful? It was for our Founders. Here is one man’s opinion: I Will Not Comply By Matthew May Like most members of the Congress that passed it and, undoubtedly, the president of the United States who signed it, I have not read the entirety of the ill-named Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Yet there is one aspect [...]

The Liberty Amendments

Regular readers of this website know that Tom Lester sometimes contributes guest posts. Mr. Lester provides his latest, a review of Mark Levin’s recent book: The Liberty Amendments by Mark R. Levin I consider Mark Levin as probably one of the most knowledgeable constitutional attorneys in the United States.  He has written a couple of books, namely Liberty and Tyranny [...]

Are There Grounds For Impeachment?

Do I think President Obama should be impeached? Yes! Do I think he will be? No! To understand why I think he should be, it is useful to review the Nixon impeachment articles and then compare them with a hypothetical set of articles developed for Barack Obama. Here are the articles of impeachment brought against Richard M. Nixon: Article 1 [...]

More Government Lies

Some of us are old enough to remember when honor and truth mattered. Integrity and ethics drove behavior rather than “what can we get away with.” Unfortunately for society, that is no longer the case. Now, honor is over and any means justifies any ends.  Nowhere is this more apparent than the political sphere. Ideology trumps truth. Getting to the [...]

The Law Was Served

The spectacle in Florida is finally over. Despite all the obstacles placed in the way, it appears justice was served. That doesn’t bring back one dead youth, Trayvon Martin. Nor would the verdict make me feel comfortable if George Zimmerman were named a neighborhood patrol captain in my community. The incident was terribly unfortunate, with probable blame on both participants. [...]

Edward Snowden — Some Thoughts

Whether you consider Edward Snowden a hero or a traitor likely reflects your political affiliation. Democrats, who used to be against spying when in the opposition party, tend to view him as a traitor. Republicans, who used to be in favor of spying, tend to look at him as a hero. Both views are strongly influenced by how one feels [...]

The Immigration Issue

The US has immigration issues for a number of reasons. It is a great place to live. In the past, there were plenty of opportunities for the enterprising, motivated and innovative. Now there is a “safety net” which appears to be too much like an overly comfortable hammock. There are many more factors to consider. Ray Stevens points out some [...]

Your Freedom Is At Their Discretion

I dont’ know the particulars of the Richard Hatch situation. I do know that the following is accurate: If they want to, they can get you for anything, even ‘attempted tax evasion’. You can’t even apply for a passport without being threatened with jail time. And with such ubiquitous surveillance, they can get any information they need to seize property [...]

Chicago Street Crime Moves Upscale and Into The White House

Watergate was a pimple on history. We are dealing with a festering, malignant boil with the current gang in charge.   The lying associated with Benghazi certainly exceeds anything associated with Watergate. So, too does the use of the IRS to go after enemies. Here is yesterday’s Drudge articles pertaining to the IRS: Washington IRS officials targeted conservatives… 55-questions sent to [...]