Did Hillary Clinton Use a Racist Theme In Her DNC Speech?
This was probably totally unintentional, but there have been doubts about the Clintons. I DO NOT say that the Clintons, or that Hillary herself, are/is racist, but to use the following line in her DNC speech when everyone is scrutinizing whether she will support Obama, and everyone is scrutinizing her phraseology in doing so, is, at minimum, a severe lapse in judgment: “And along the | Read More »
VPs and Disunity: What If This Happened To Us?
Everybody is going nuts over how the DNC is split this year in Denver. Will Hillary publicly release her delegates? Will there be a full roll call vote? Will Clinton-backers break for McCain? Well, here’s an idea: Revamp the VP selection process! All of the Dems’ current discords could have been prevented if the VP nominee was the second-highest delegate-getter in the primaries. With this, | Read More »
Should We the People Vote for VP?
Is direct suffrage for the Vice Presidency the last obvious unturned stone of the American enfranchising movement? The original Constitution did not let people vote directly for President, Vice President, or Senators, and most states had high property holding requirements (not to mention racial and gender requirements) in order for someone to be able to vote for the U.S. House or other state offices (if | Read More »
A One-Term Pledge: Pointless
Recently, there has been some talk about John McCain potentially offering a one-term Presidency pledge. I, and the term-limiting Twenty-Second Amendment to the Constitution, think that such a thing is ridiculous and unnecessary. The last real vow of a one-term Presidency was taken by James K. Polk in 1844. Similar to John McCain in 2008, Polk emerged as the unlikely nominee because his party could | Read More »
Jefferson, Madison, and the Founders’ Approach: Fight the Fairness Doctrine!
These responses to the Sedition Acts of 1798, which limited anti-government speech in the wake of the Quasi-War with France, were authored by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison and passed by their respective State Assemblies: One of the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798, emphasis mine: 3) Resolved, That it is true as a general principle, and is also expressly declared by one of the amendments to | Read More »
Speaking of Separatist States…
With the Russian-Georgian conflict erupting over South Ossetia, I figure it’s a good time to recall the history of the Union-Confederate conflict over West Virginia. No, the situations are not really close to the same in terms of centuries of ethnic issues or international politics, but some of the themes are very concurrent. Both situations deal with a population split between affinities to their old | Read More »
CORRUPT DEM WATCH: Dead People’s Signatures Nominated IL State Senator
(h/t TeamAmerica) Illinois State Senator Terry Link (D-Lake County) is finding his campaign, and likely himself, in a bit of a bind. Having used the typical Chciago Democrat logic that dead people’s pens are mightier than living people’s votes, two of Link’s nominating petition signature gatherers have been indicted by a grand jury. The issue was brought up by Link’s Dem primary opponent, but was | Read More »
John McCain’s Political Brilliance viz: Georgia/Russia and Election 2008
In response to initial questions about how he viewed Barack Obama’s statements on Georgia, McCain said, “There’s no room for partiship now.” Given that any lack of support for Georgia could be political suicide right now, this left Obama’s camp with four options: 1) Agree with McCain’s hard-line stance on Georgia and emphasize unity; this would reenforce the widespread concept that Obama just shifts towards | Read More »
OHIO ALERT: New Law Could Help Obama; Make It Work For McCain Instead!
We all know that Ohio is a swing state, but now the stakes are going up. Due to recent polls showing a steady McCain lead in the state, Obama’s team had hinted that they might abandon Buckeye-land in favor of places like Virginia. But now, Ohio might be back in play: Ohio has created a window in the election calendar that would allow residents instant | Read More »
Bush might actually know what he’s doing with Georgia and Russia
Could George W. Bush’s stance on the Russian invasion of Georgia actually have good merit? I argue yes; whether he knows it or not is up for debate. My conclusion is based on the “splendid little war” of 1898, the Spanish-American War. By 1898, Cuba’s fight for independence against Spain was beginning to seriously affect the United States. First, there was a human rights issue | Read More »