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It is called “The Declaration of Independence” for a reason

Independence DayRANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., July 4, 2014 – While small town parades, backyard barbecues and fireworks displays may be what many people associate with the 4th of July, Independence Day deserves far greater respect. Fifty-six men signed a single piece of parchment on this day in 1776 that contained 1338 words that changed the history of the world for the better. That hallowed document claimed independence not only for a Nation but for a People. Unfortunately, 238 years later, we are in danger of surrendering to the temptation of dependence … Read more

Is it time to repeal the First Amendment?

First Amendment - RepealedRANCHO SANTA FE, Cali., March 31, 2014 – Repeal the First Amendment — a radical suggestion? Given our ever increasing tendency to ignore it, perhaps the suggestion is not that far-fetched.

It’s not as if we haven’t put mistakes in the Constitution before. Prohibition is the most obvious example. The Eighteenth Amendment was passed on January 16, 1919, and repealed by the Twenty-First Amendment on December 5, 1933. In comparison, the First Amendment has had a much longer run … Read more

Twelve political wishes to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas

oval-office-christmas-tree-1280_s640x427RANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., December 23, 2013 – While the twelve days that precede the Feast of the Epiphany have almost been forgotten in favor of the more secular “After-Christmas Day Sales,” I thought I would offer twelve “wishes” that might result in a more positive political environment were they to be granted.

Our Founding Fathers were not necessarily more intelligent than we are, but they were certainly more motivated to establish a political system that placed the power within the People as opposed to within an elite ruling class. In turn, we have had several centuries to lose sight of that focus and allow political and economic interests to wear away at that goal. To return us to our course, I offer these 12 political wishes to be considered over the 12 days of Christmas … Read more

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