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info_outline 283 - Constitution Day 09/17/2021
283 - Constitution Day On September 17, 1787, the members of the Continental Congress signed the Constitution for the United States of America and sent it to the states for ratification. If I were to review the "State of the Constitution" in 2021, I would have to say it is not good, not good at all. As a matter of fact, the American people have shown they no longer believe in unalienable rights, only fulfilling their own narcissistic desires. Does this mean the Constitution is dead? Only if the American people allow it.
info_outline 282 - Texas v. Roe 09/13/2021
282 - Texas v. Roe The recent Texas law SB8 has been described as an attack on the right to abortion. The case challenging the law, Whole Woman's Health et al, v. Austin Reeve Jackson, Judge, et al, has become a lightening rod for abortion activists. By going to the original documents we can cut through the hype and understand the truth, not only about the law but the court's opinion as well.
info_outline 281 - Due Process Clauses 09/06/2021
281 - Due Process Clauses I've been talking a lot recently about the Due Process Clauses in the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments. Why? Because they seem to be lost in the noise created by the current legal climate. I thought it would be a good time to dive deeper into these two clauses, both so we can understand them and see how often they are violated, even if the judiciary does not.
info_outline 280 - Eviction Moratorium Fiasco 08/30/2021
280 - Eviction Moratorium Fiasco There has been a fair amount of focus lately on the CDC eviction moratorium, including court findings and the fact that President Biden ignored them. By doing some research, we can find out the facts of this case, including the good, bad, and ugly when it comes to the constitutionality of the different actions. Let's take a look at those details, and determine for ourselves what we should do about it.
info_outline 279 - Eminent Domain or Theft? 08/23/2021
279 - Eminent Domain or Theft? Are you familiar with eminent domain? Do you know where that is authorized in the Constitution of the United States? Do you know the requirements and limitations of eminent domain? A recent case out the Supreme Court shows just how dangerous it is for We the People to not know what the Constitution says. According to this court, not only does Congress have the authority to use eminent domain, but to authorize private companies to use that power for their own private gain. Sadly, not only the courts, but most Americans believe that it's legal.
info_outline 278 - Arizona Voting Integrity Laws 08/16/2021
278 - Arizona Voting Integrity Laws There have been a lot of claims lately that all voter integrity laws from republicans are racist while all from democratic are a move toward free and fair elections. Beyond the partisan propaganda, a recent case at the Supreme Court asked the question, was Arizona's election laws racist? Specifically does the out-of-precinct policy or ballot-collection law violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
info_outline 277 - California v. Texas 08/09/2021
277 - California v. Texas I have written before about the constitutional problems with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, (known as ObamaCare), not to mention the Supreme Court's repeated machinations to make it appear to be legal. But recent case that the court declined to hear shows just how corrupt and untrustworthy these black robed oligarchs are.
info_outline 276 - Vulgar Free Speech 08/02/2021
276 - Vulgar Free Speech I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." This quote has been the cry of free speech advocates for decades. But how is society to treat those, especially minors, who violate the standards of speech considered acceptable in public? In the case Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L., the question is, what are the legitimate actions of public schools in disciplining the vulgar speech of students.
info_outline 275 - A GRIMM View of Truth 07/26/2021
275 - A GRIMM View of Truth Does truth matter? I know, many people claim truth is personal, that you have your truth and I have mine. But can a society survive without a recognition of objective truth? The Supreme Court recently declined to hear a case out of the Fourth Circuit that revolved around a simple question. Is truth defined by what is or what people think?
info_outline 274 - A California Takings Case 07/19/2021
274 - A California Takings Case Earlier this year I wrote A Taking, or Not A Taking, that is the Question about the oral arguments in the case of Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid. The Supreme Court has rendered its opinion, so now is the time for a review. If you've read many of my case...
info_outline 273 - Adoption in the Keystone State 07/12/2021
273 - Adoption in the Keystone State What is the role of government in enforcing societal norms? Does the state have the legal power to force compliance with its preferred worldview? A religious freedom case pitting the city of Philadelphia against Catholic Social Services has had its day at the Supreme Court. While the court correctly found for Catholic Social Services, the details prove that judges and lawyers at all levels have a serious comprehension problems when it comes to reading the Constituiton of the United States.
info_outline 272 - Redeclaration of Independence 07/04/2021
272 - Redeclaration of Independence As we the Declaration of Independence, lets we take some time and perform a self-examination of what which those men pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor. If we compare the federal government today to the king we declared independence from then, I think we’ll find them much more alike than we would find comfortable. So today, let us redeclare our independence, not from the government in Washington, D.C., but from the men and women who have corrupted the legacy we celebrate today.
info_outline 271 - California Dreaming of the 2nd Amendment 06/28/2021
271 - California Dreaming of the 2nd Amendment Many in California dream of exercising their right of self-defense protected by the Second Amendment to the Constituiton of the United States. That's because today they are living in a nightmare of laws and regulation designed to prevent otherwise law abiding citizens from exercising the right to keep and bear arms. The recent case Miller v. Bonta, may sound like a blow for freedom in the golden state. The opinion itself however, is more of a "good news/bad news" situation.
info_outline 270 - Oregon Counties Vote to Secede Into Idaho 06/21/2021
270 - Oregon Counties Vote to Secede Into Idaho By now most of you have probably heard the reports of counties that have voted to break away from Oregon and become part of Idaho. While this type of vote is not unheard of, and many pundits have claimed there is precedent, should these counties get their wish, it would be a first time event in American history. Let's cut through the political positioning, wishful thinking, and questionable constitutional analysis to see what it would take for these counties to move between states.
info_outline 269 - If Liberty in America Falls 06/14/2021
269 - If Liberty in America Falls Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
info_outline 268 - Two Cases About Illegal Arrests 06/07/2021
268 - Two Cases About Illegal Arrests What does a 2020 Georgia Supreme Court case have to do with a 1900 case about a dead officer? Plenty. A report about a case decided by the Supreme Court of the State of Georgia this past December highlights the importance of knowing your rights. In the 1900 case the justices used in their opinion, we see that this knowledge can have life or death consequences. Both cases show the importance of knowing your rights and being prepared to assert them, especially in the face of government actors.
info_outline 267 - Memorial Day 05/31/2021
267 - Memorial Day Today is a day the American people set aside to honor those who gave their lives fighting for us. Whether you plan to go to a parade, place flowers on graves, or simply enjoy a cookout, every American should take some time to honor the fallen and what they fell for.
info_outline 266 - History of Government Overreach 05/24/2021
266 - History of Government Overreach If there are two actions that can best describe the first months of the Biden administration, they would be executive orders and spending. Federal spending on anything they find popular is not a 21st century phenomenon, it's not even a 20th century one. James Madison dealt with Congress' spending habits all the way back in 1817. How he dealt with them is something the American people need to learn today if we are to ever rein in an out of control federal government.
info_outline 265 - Federalism 05/17/2021
265 - Federalism Why do we call the government of the United States the federal government, when the Constitution doesn't refer to it that way? What is this idea of federalism and why is it important to the health of the republic? And how can we use federalism to protect our rights?
info_outline 264 - Supreme Court Deals a Blow to Liberty in California 05/10/2021
264 - Supreme Court Deals a Blow to Liberty in California What happens when courts serve neither the law nor justice? You may have heard about the California church that recently received an injunction from the Supreme Court against Governor Newsom's tyrannical restrictions against churches in California. But just as the magician distracts his audience while performing the trick out of sight, this injunction is not a win for liberty in the Golden State, it is a knife in the back to the rights of all Americans .
info_outline 262 - Constitutional Exceptions 04/26/2021
262 - Constitutional Exceptions A recent case argued before the Supreme Court revolved around what is called the "caretaker exception" to the Fourth Amendment. This is an excellent example of how constitutional law, which is nothing more than the opinion of judges, is being used to circumvent the Constituiton of the United States.