RANCHO 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
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 The Eighteenth Amendment was passed on January 16, 1919, and repealed by the Twenty-First Amendment on December 5, 1933.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
RANCHO 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
RANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., January 6, 2014 – Has Liberty died? Are we merely waiting for the political equivalent of a physician to “call the time” so that the certificate can be prepared? If so, excessive regulation may be the cause of death.
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Liberty is “the state or condition of people who are able to act and speak freely; the power to do or choose what you want to; a political right.” Conversely, regulation is defined as “an official rule or law that says how something should be done (or not done).” In effect, regulation is the antithesis of Liberty.
That being said, regulation isn’t inherently bad. In fact, regulation is fundamentally required … Read more
RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif., October 28, 2013 — BREAKING NEWS: Democrats and Republicans, whose political tactics are frighteningly similar, have secretly merged into a single Party. The new political party will be called the Halloween Party.
The fledgling Party is a political Frankenstein. Strategists have long recognized the importance of combining the two organizations while maintaining the charade of their separate existence. With a shared addiction to money and power, why compete for half the dollars and votes when you can get them all? You just have to pretend that you’re not who you appear to be, and that’s what Halloween is all about … Read more
RANCHO 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