Why the Constitution is Important
“We the people, in order to form a more perfect union…” They are words most of us are familiar with. Akhil Amar, a Yale professor and constitutional expert, says these words were “the most democratic deed the world had ever seen” in his book America’s Constitution: A Biography. Tuesday, September 17th, will mark Constitution Day, the 226th anniversary of the signing of our nation’s Constitution. But there’s | Read More »
Marriage, Same Sex or Otherwise, Isn’t A Right
It has been interesting to hear the arguments being made in support of same sex marriage these last few days as the Supreme Court heard oral arguments concerning California’s proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act(DOMA). There has been a social media campaign on this subject with supporters of redefining the word marriage changing their profile pictures to an equal sign or the | Read More »
The Failure of Pragmatism and Baby Steps
We are not attempting to create new laws, we just want the current laws against murder applied to all people. When we recognize that all human beings, born and unborn, are created equal and are endowed by God with the same unalienable rights, there will be no need to even use the word “abortion.” Instead, we will simply say “murder” and call abortionists what they truly are, murderers.
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Drug Legalization: A Bipartisan Bad Idea
Note: the following article was originally written in late June for another venue, but I’ve reprinted it here because I think its point is still relevant. Hardcore libertarian Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) and rabid leftist Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) have united for a cause near and dear to many a crank’s heart: drug legalization. The two have introduced a bill to all but end the | Read More »
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Whose Responsibility is It?
Today our ever-expanding government invents new responsibilities and then force feeds them to a powerless public. On a daily basis we hear of our responsibility to the poor, the uneducated, or the uninsured.
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Too Many Rights on the Left
There are three fundamental and unalienable rights, life, liberty, and property. These are the rights recognized and enshrined by our founders. These are the rights meant to stand as the guardians and facilitators of American society.
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If Kagen doesn’t believe in Inherent Rights, we’re all in big trouble!
Last week I believe we witnessed an incredible and frightening event in our nation’s capital when President Obama’s nominee for the United States Supreme Court, Elena Kagen refused to answer directly the question posed to her by Senator Tom Coburn during her Supreme Court confirmation hearings about whether or not she believed in rights that are inherent to us, which I interpreted as an emphatic | Read More »
In a recent column about Western governments’ treatment of terrorists, the incomparable Thomas Sowell writes: So many “rights” have been conjured up out of thin air that many people seem unaware that rights and obligations derive from explicit laws, not from politically correct pieties. If you don’t meet the terms of the Geneva Convention, then the Geneva Convention doesn’t protect you. If you are not an | Read More »