It’s Not About the Cake

In Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court, relying on little more than the majority’s “reasoned judgement” that “liberty” as mentioned in the Fourteenth Amendment somehow encompasses the dignity of same-sex couples, created a right to same-sex marriage. As the case was being deliberated, traditional marriage supporters, including me, were concerned that creating such a right … Continue reading It’s Not About the Cake

The Neverending Tantrum

Everyone knew that whoever let the sadness overtake him would sink into the swamp. -The Neverending Story It’s now been a year since President Trump’s election and I, for one, think that’s plenty of time for all the tantrums to have played themselves out. I can understand the disappointment of the losing side in the … Continue reading The Neverending Tantrum

Sign of the Times

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." -Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride by William Goldman I live in a relatively small town in Massachusetts and, like most towns, we have our political differences. They usually play out in local issues, but something happened about a year ago … Continue reading Sign of the Times

A Trojan Horse at the Supreme Court

In Gill v. Whitford, democrats are challenging Wisconsin’s congressional district map, claiming that the Republican majority redrew the lines in an unconstitutional way back in 2010. The Constitution permits states to determine legislative districts, thus it is a legislative function. However, since Democrats haven’t won what they consider enough seats in Congress (i.e., all of … Continue reading A Trojan Horse at the Supreme Court

The Anti-Seuss Deuce

"But I think that the most likely reason of all May have been that his heart was two sizes too small." Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas We now have a Dr. Seuss two-fer here in Massachusetts. A couple of weeks ago, a librarian in Cambridge rudely refused, without the authority to do so, … Continue reading The Anti-Seuss Deuce

Stop Taxpayer Funding of Abortion in Massachusetts [Updated]

[If] you do not speak up to warn the wicked about their ways, they shall die in their sins, but I will hold you responsible for their blood.    –Ezekiel 33:8 Massachusetts General Law defines abortion as “the knowing destruction of the life of an unborn child.” Further, it defines an “unborn child” as “the individual … Continue reading Stop Taxpayer Funding of Abortion in Massachusetts [Updated]

Legislative Time Travel

"I only know this is wrong." - Guinan Star Trek: The Next Generation "Yesterday's Enterprise" I'm a sucker for time-travel stories. Whether it's Harry Potter, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Back to the Future, Stephen King's 11/22/63 or anything else, a good story about the hero traveling back in time and affecting (or restoring) "the … Continue reading Legislative Time Travel

Trump, the Church and Immigration

Donald Trump delivered a rather compelling speech on Monday about terrorism and protecting our country from those who would do us harm. As usual, the media, who praised Trump during the primary as an iconoclast who refused to play by the traditional rules, are now casting him as a lunatic who refuses to play by … Continue reading Trump, the Church and Immigration

The “Final Five” Show Us How It’s Done

Fortunately we have another quadrennial event to distract us from the utterly depressing presidential election this summer. I must admit that I wasn't really that interested in the Summer Olympics leading up to it, but I've gotten pulled into the whole experience, mostly from watching the swimming and gymnastics events over the first few days. … Continue reading The “Final Five” Show Us How It’s Done

The Left is Wrong About Rights

"God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed the conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?" Thomas Jefferson Engraved on the wall of the Jefferson Memorial "That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from … Continue reading The Left is Wrong About Rights

Ends, Means and Democrats

A government of laws, and not of men. – John Adams, Novanglus Essays, No. 7 The Constitution is a pretty straightforward document. It explains how the government is to be organized and lays out the rights and responsibilities of each branch, as well as specifying those things the government may not do so as to … Continue reading Ends, Means and Democrats