Tag: Constitution

 

George Washington: America’s last non-partisan President

Washington - Flickr - PMilleraRANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., February 17, 2014 – While many Americans wonder where the apostrophe goes in President’s Day, the official title of the holiday is George Washington’s Birthday. What better way to celebrate the occasion than to interview George Washington?

How would he view the United States today? What advice might he offer?

[The following is an interpretation of how such an interview might go, almost exclusively using his actual words (which are italicized for clarity).] … 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

Is Obamacare the landmark legislation and political lesson of our time?

Obama ACA - 004RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif., November 11, 2013 — Obamacare is the single most significant piece of legislation passed in the last century. Period.

Some will argue that a few of the eleven Constitutional Amendments that have been ratified during that 100-year period may rival the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — the law’s real name, or ACA for short — but they would be wrong … Read more

The Constitution: Often ignored; never irrelevant

Constitution and Bill of Rights 9-17RANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., September 17, 2013 – Today marks the 226th anniversary of the Constitution of the United States, and with each passing year, we seem to become more ignorant of its contents and intent. The fact that the subject of Civics has given way to more “politically correct” subjects in our public school curricula may be one of the root causes of the problem, but there is no excuse for our 537 federally-elected officials to be unfamiliar with its substance.

Perhaps it’s time to provide a refresher course for those who need it.

For the sake of simplicity, let’s concentrate on the Preamble: … Read more

A Civil Assessment: The cure for partisan politics

Signing of the ConstitutionRANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., July 9, 2013 – This is an introduction to a social experiment in which you are invited to participate. How often have you read an Op-Ed piece by a purported “expert” with whom you clearly disagreed? How often have you felt that the “expert” was biased and presented only those facts which supported his or her opinion? How often have you believed you could have done a better job?

Well, now is your chance!

WHAT: The Communities section of The Washington Times, under which this social experiment will be conducted, is somewhat unique … Read more

 

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