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Just imagine how a “free-market” police and court system would destroy our rights! They’d probably impose ghastly rules on us like, “if a crime occurs on your property, the corporation can seize the property as if the property itself were a criminal.” And then when seized, it will not compensate you, the innocent owner, and […]

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Radley Balko asks an honest question. I’ve never received an honest answer about this in my life. Certainly not from the folks teaching me in college. In response to the state of Virginia not using the Commerce Clause to justify anything and everything imaginable, he asks and offers: If your answer is no, that is, […]

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Via Coyote via Radley Balko, I repost the entire thing: A century of Progressive attacks on the Constitution have come to this.  I am just going to quote Radley Balko in full: ….a federal judge has just ruled that the federal government can force me to purchase a product from a private company, under the […]

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You might think I am a huge fan of the U.S. Constitution, or of the idea of constitutions in general. That would not be a very good characterization of me at all. Why? To put it most succinctly,those who idealize the constitutional restraints that are imposed on governments (in the name of promoting the rule […]

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You thought I was talking about the health “care” power play? Heck no. Let’s have a very brief lesson on the constitution. Here is what Article I, Section II, Clause 3 says in its entirety: Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to […]

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All Hail King Byrd

Didn’t we fight a war 200+ years ago to rid ourselves of this sort of thing? 56 years and 320 days in the Senate. Impressive. That probably also means he has stolen more money from Americans than anyone in the history of the Republic. I am sure he’ll be proud to have that on his […]

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Pick the Good One

In a new book on ranking the Presidents: A key lesson of the book is that historians tend to give high marks to an “activist” presidency without judging whether the activism had good or ill effects. Take Andrew Jackson, a dynamic leader who almost always figures in the historical Top Ten. But in Jackson’s own […]

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Among the following list of countries, which do you think has the largest share of its population locked up behind bars? China Russia Cuba Iran Burma The U.S. of A If you guessed communist China … you would be wrong! If you guessed communist Cuba … you would still be wrong. If you guessed Theocratic/Fascist […]

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George Orwell Would Be Proud

Our Founders drafted the Constitution with fewer than 5,000 words; with later amendments it is about 8,000 words. The federal tax code is more than 9 million words. So the document that created the government is less than 0.1% as long as the tax code that funds it. Such is the state of Washington today. […]

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In the recent 5-4 Supreme Court decision banning speech “promoting illegal drug use” at American public schools, Justice Clarence Thomas, in his concurring opinion, outlines the sad decline and fall of American public education. Read it here. Would this even be a question if schools were not publicly controlled? Principals, via the power granted to them […]

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