Electors: At this point, “voting your conscience” means electing Donald Trump

Americans supporting candidates other than Donald Trump had 17 months to make the case to America why he shouldn't be the next President of the United States. Based upon the rules set forth in the Constitution and subsequent election laws passed over the last 220 years that every candidate agreed to when they initiated their campaigns, … Continue reading Electors: At this point, “voting your conscience” means electing Donald Trump

The Federal Regulatory Nightmare is Unconstitutional

Federal regulations place an enormous burden on our economy.  They are strangling every individual and business with red tape.  Earlier this year the Competitive Enterprise Institute released this report detailing the exact size of this regulatory nightmare.  Here are some highlights from that report. The total cost of regulatory compliance for 2015 alone was $1.885 … Continue reading The Federal Regulatory Nightmare is Unconstitutional

Restoring our Constitutional Republic: A how to guide

Contrary to what is taught in colleges and promoted by the media today; the government created by the US Constitution is not a democracy, it is a constitutional republic. About a century ago progressives began systematically transforming this country from a constitutional republic into a European style parliamentary democracy. They accomplished this by elevating laws … Continue reading Restoring our Constitutional Republic: A how to guide

Every State Should Adopt the Nebraska-Maine Method for Assigning Electoral College Votes

It's not always fun being a conservative in California. When election day comes around, I'm used to casting my symbolic vote knowing that none of my candidates for national races have a chance of winning. It was the opposite when I lived in Oklahoma. I couldn't lose. Oh, what fun it would be to live in … Continue reading Every State Should Adopt the Nebraska-Maine Method for Assigning Electoral College Votes

Why Black Americans Think That the Federal Government is Our Friend

by baldilocks Originally posted on December 10, 2009. While hanging out yesterday at Ace's yesterday [sic; December 9, 2009] as he was flogging racists, I happened to mention that many if not most black Americans view the federal government as beneficial and friendly.  Some other commenters were surprised and I was surprised at their surprise, … Continue reading Why Black Americans Think That the Federal Government is Our Friend

What’s bad for the debt is worse for foreign relations

By Steve Eggleston In case you haven't heard, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chaired by Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), unanimously reported favorably out of committee a bill that supposedly gives Congress a "right of refusal" on any agreement between the civilized world and Iran on Iran's nuclear ambitions. My immediate reaction, in the comments section … Continue reading What’s bad for the debt is worse for foreign relations

The Fifth Amendment – Some Perspective

I was talking with a friend of mine recently about some issues that arise on the nightly news.  Many of these revolve around the Constitution and various things that show up on the nightly news about this document.  The friend was also an Army Veteran and between the two of us have spent enough years … Continue reading The Fifth Amendment – Some Perspective

Justice and Constitution via Wikipedia Entry

Today on Morning Joe came the full court press for Gay Marriage. At the table for the "republican" side is Nicole Wallace & Steve Schmidt architects of the great GOP defeat of 2008 where they don't bother to have a single person to challenge them on their bias. The amazingly weak arguments presented were something … Continue reading Justice and Constitution via Wikipedia Entry

The right to health care, explained

When the cat's away, the mice will play.  While Da TechGuy is in Maine with DaWife, I'm running amok on his blog. In one of my ConConCon posts, a commenter stated that there was a "de facto right to health care" because of the requirement that emergency rooms treat patients.  Now, our intrepid commenter should … Continue reading The right to health care, explained

Live-Blogging ConConCon: Larry Lessig, from the Left

Earlier today, Glenn Reynolds gave the "Keynote from the Right" speech; Larry Lessig will be providing the same, from the Left.  The gentleman making the introductions is speaking about how consultants provide a buffer between big-money corporate interests and the general public, such that it can appear to be more grassroots or otherwise not affiliated … Continue reading Live-Blogging ConConCon: Larry Lessig, from the Left

Live Blogging the BLOGFATHER’S speech at Harvard Law School!

The Internet's Instapundit, aka the Blogfather, is at HLS's Con Con Con.  As a constitutional law professor, he's excited about the idea of a constitutional convention - too excited, perhaps.  Updates below! Prof. Reynolds said that there is a "widespread sense that something is wrong."  There is "bipartisan agreement" that we have the "worst political … Continue reading Live Blogging the BLOGFATHER’S speech at Harvard Law School!

Don Surber notices something I didn’t …

...in Ezra Klein's sort of Mea Culpa: Ezra Klein made the biggest mistake that can be made by a liberal — progressive — socialist — communist — no labelist — whatever the heck they call themselves on the 31st of the month. He was being honest. He does not believe in the Constitution. He is … Continue reading Don Surber notices something I didn’t …

Light dawns on marble head

The internet has many interesting side effects the most pronounced being that when you make a fool of yourself you are going to be called on it. And if you work for a major newspaper and say something breathtakingly stupid not only will it be preserved forever but if you don't walk it back fast … Continue reading Light dawns on marble head

Massachusetts disenfranchises their voters

Just as the state starts to swing in a more conservative direction our one party state legislature decides that our votes will no longer count. Under the law, which was enacted by the House last week, all 12 of the state's electoral votes would be awarded to the candidate who receives the most votes nationally. … Continue reading Massachusetts disenfranchises their voters