What’s really going on with BLM?
In the case of Bundy, the odds and the law are most definitely stacked against him. What we must consider, as policy, is how the Federal government manages its considerable land holdings. Remember, Constitutional authority to own, dispose and regulate land is vested in the Congress, not the Executive Branch. Our Congress, throughout the years, has ceded regulatory authority to an ever-growing bureaucracy of departments, agencies, bureaus, and offices, each with its own (and some overlapping) fiefdom. This effectively emasculates Congress’ power and allows the President and his administration to order, by fiat, which land is protected, which land is designated, and even seize land under present laws protecting wildlife, the environment, historical sites, and Native American rights, not to mention lands designated for the armed forces.
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Here’s hoping Harry heaves filibuster
Eventually repealing Obamacare and other liberal Democrat laws that prevent Liberty-fueled happiness pursuits and an economic recovery worthy of the name is made possible if only 51 Republican votes are required in the U.S. Senate. This tea partier conservative loves the United States of America more than the Seventeenth Amendment-emasculated shell of the upper house of congress the Framers envisioned, and which campaign-finance reform has | Read More »
The Government our American Founders Warned Us About
In one sense, Republicans and Democrats are nearly the same. While they may have different philosophies that motivate their actions, the results are usually identical: An impenetrable bureaucracy that’s expensive to run and difficult to control. Sadly, it’s a trend that neither side seems interested in changing. Maybe they think we won’t notice. And maybe they’re right. I think it might be time to revise | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ What’s God Got To Do With Inalienable Rights?
As America has drifted further and further from her foundational roots, too many of us have lost the ability to present a clear pathway back to the fundamental framework and crucial purpose of American government. Much as I’m tired of the discussion and just wish it would go away, the battle over homosexuals demanding civil rights protection for their immorality has become such a threat | Read More »
Mr. Obama Would Do Well to Learn from FDR About Unconstitutional Power Grabs
In 1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt won reelection in a landslide against Alfred Landon of Kansas. The landslide carried over to Congress where Democrats gained a supermajority that dominated the House of Representatives (328 to 107) and the Senate (77 to 19). The President and the Democratic Party seemed unstoppable. And then, FDR made a strategic error that brought it all crashing down. In his desire | Read More »
Justice Alito Stresses Federalism As Refuge from Usurpatory Government
With the Supreme Court and the future of constitutional government in doubt, it’s always reassuring to hear from the voices who espouse those views. I’m an ardent optimist. I have faith that the electorate will correct their decisions made on Nov. 6, and constrain this president’s pernicious agenda of implementing a hyper-regulatory progressive state. The Federalist Society’s 30th Anniversary Gala last Thursday night featured | Read More »
Colonel Terry Fobbs – A Conservative Soldier Warrior For America
Colonel Terry Fobbs has passed on to join the hundreds of thousands of America’s soldier warriors who have brought honor and integrity to America through war and peacetime service. For many Americans the patriotic service of the citizen soldier has personally touched their lives and families as in many wars, like in Afghanistan, or in defense of America’s sovereign interests around the globe. What is | Read More »
What is Conservatism? [Part 2]
Conservatism: The disposition to preserve or restore what is established and traditional and to limit change (via Dictionary.com). Another definition comes from the World English Dictionary: A political philosophy advocating the preservation of the best of the established order in society and opposing radical change (also at Dictionary.com). What does this have to do with anything? Well, the very definitions of conservatism are the exact | Read More »
Founding Fathers Were ‘Wrong And Immoral’
In a brief respite from the joys of the circular firing squad known as conservative politics, today’s column focuses on the left… the far left… the ‘progressive left‘, a.k.a. the Democratic Party. The Florida Progressive Coalition Blog put out a piece yesterday titled The Constitution Is NOT the Bible. Typically, I avoid the drivel coming from the far left for selfish reasons, namely to keep | Read More »
N.C. Governor Calls For Suspension Of Federal Elections
As a way to solve the national debt crisis, North Carolina Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue recommends suspending congressional elections for the next couple of years; “I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover,” Perdue said. I occasionally hear | Read More »