What does it mean to be secure in one’s person, papers and effects?
The Fourth Amendment requires the government to allow Americans to be secure in their person, papers and effects. But what does secure mean? Typically, Americans view their Constitutional guarantee of security in terms of secrecy. So for example, Americans view the right against government intrusion as really a right to keep personal information secret. But “the Fourth Amendment protects us from unjustified government actions that | Read More »
Cuccinelli closes in on McAuliffe
Earlier this week, the most recent polling data had Gubernatorial Democrat candidate Terry McAuliffe up by 7 points over his Republican rival, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. But, this week has seen a few catalysts for change. Three things have occurred this week that have swung the momentum back into the Cuccinelli camp. 1.) Cuccinelli closes in on McAuliffe in polls A Quinnipiac poll released yesterday | Read More »
Is billionaire Tom Steyer helping to bankroll McAuliffe’s VA campaign?
Virginia Gubernatorial candidate, Terry McAuliffe is one of the DNC’s top fundraisers in the nation. McAuliffe raised millions for the Clinton White House. That is what he does and he does it well. McAuliffe even writes in his book that he left his wife and newborn in the maternity ward on the day of her delivery to fundraise for the DNC. Recent reports are indicating | Read More »
The 5 underpinnings of the Cuccinelli comeback
Virginia Republican Gubernatorial candidate, Ken Cuccinelli has ranked consistently behind Democrat candidate, Terry McAuliffe in polls over the past few months. But 55 days out, political animals know that an eternity remains for Cuccinelli to make up the difference, which is exactly what he will do. Recent polls have McAuliffe up by 5-8 points. But this is a soft lead. Cuccinelli’s base support is strong | Read More »
Does Terry McAuliffe want an “assault-weapons” ban in Virginia?
Virginia Gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe recently met with New York City anti-gun Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Many news organizations have begun to speculate as to why. Bloomberg has been going around the country pushing democrats to push his NYC gun beliefs on other areas of the country. Could Bloomberg be attempting to recruit McAuliffe into his nationwide gun control legislation campaign? This really is an important question. Surely, no | Read More »
The President’s speech
Last night, President Obama delivered an address to the nation. While I may be in the minority, I found the speech to be coherent and clear. It addressed what the President believes will happen if we don’t act and why he is for using force in Syria. For the first time, the President articulated threats against the United States. The President claims that if we | Read More »
Can Obama go to war without House authorization?
It is becoming increasingly clear that the Obama Administration will be unable to garner majority support for its war in the House of Representatives. Close to 60% of Americans do not want this conflict. At the same time, the White House likely has enough juice left in the tank to whip out majority support in the Democratic-controlled Senate, although it is unclear whether a filibuster-proof | Read More »
John McCain’s irresponsible approach to an Obama war
The sound of John McCain discussing unnecessary war is like nails on a chalkboard to many Americans. And at the drop of the hate, he is at it again. Yesterday, McCain stated, “I think it would be a very serious situation where we are now, 535 commanders in chief. Look, the president of the United States is the only commander.” Unfortunately for the Senator, Article | Read More »
Working minimum wage made me want to become a lawyer
Today, thousands of minimum wage workers all over the country went on strike to protest the minimum wage they are being paid. The federal minimum wage is currently $7.25 per hour of labor. The strikers are demanding more than double that at $15.00 per hour. The common striking phrase has been: “We can’t survive on $7.25 an hour.” What these undereducated citizens are missing is | Read More »
War with Syria requires Congressional approval
“[I]f the President takes us to war with Iran without Congressional approval, I will call for his impeachment.” That was a comment made by Vice President Joe Biden just a few years ago. With two ground wars already underway at the time, the Bush Administration was not discussing a ground war with Iran but rather a series of air strikes to take out its uranium | Read More »