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A Digest of Some Especially Good Related Reads –   by Stuart MacPhail  May 2019 Restoring America’s Soul is a new book by Rita Dunaway, legal consultant for the Convention of States Project.  The book “defines conservatism as a philosophy that conserves the things we want to keep, then details what values and principles we must keep, and…


Myth #7: Wasted Votes in ‘Safe’ States


Electoral College Myth #7: The System Disenfranchises Voters Who Live in “Safe” States by Tara Ross  October 11, 2016 Myth number 7 in my series on Electoral College Myths! Please don’t miss the earlier installments here: Myth #1: Only swing states matter, other states are ignored Myth #2: The Founders did not trust the people Myth #3: The Electoral College is…


Justice Scalia Supported Article V!


Mischaracterized Views of Antonin Scalia Debunked –   by Stuart MacPhail May 2019 The views of former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia have been repeatedly distorted by anti-Article V campaigners.  Over the past few weeks two sources have attempted to set the record straight. The National Sentinel published Wise beyond his years: A youthful Antonin Scalia warned us…


The NPV is Unfair; Electoral College is Fair.


Jarrett Stepman gives an explanation to the basis of the electoral college, and its criticisms. #DalyBriefing Posted by The Daily Briefing on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 The Electoral College has always supported democracy and the majority while at the same time protecting minorities as happened in Michigan in 2016. Small states are not overrun by…


Social Security is Not Insurance for Old Age


Unlike Actual Insurance, Social Security “Insurance” Creates More Risk for the Future From society’s perspective, then, Social Security acts as reverse insurance, leaving less for the future. Gary M. Galles May 6, 2019 Every time the Social Security trustees issue their annual report, some people notice that the system’s huge unfunded liabilities (currently, a $42.1…


…Increased Spending, Not Decreased Revenue!


Senator Grassley: Higher Deficits are Not Due to Decreased Revenue  by Stuart MacPhail  May 2019 The Des Moines Register (Iowa) published an editorial on the federal debt and annual deficit.  During March, Chuck Grassley, Iowa’s senior Senator responded with a guest editorial, suggesting that the newspaper’s editorial “misses key context about the cause of the problem and how…


America Led a Billion Out of Poverty


America’s gift to the world has lifted over a billion people out of poverty since the 1980’s through the tenants of capitalism. No other system, including socialism, has ever done anything close to that achievement.


Myth #6: Equal Voting


Electoral College Myth #6: Eliminating the Electoral College would make every vote equal  by Tara Ross October 4, 2016 Myth number 6 in my series on Electoral College Myths! Please don’t miss the earlier installments here: Myth #1: Only swing states matter, other states are ignored Myth #2: The Founders did not trust the people Myth #3: The Electoral College is undemocratic…


Democrats Article V BBA


If the Republicans Won’t Do It, Maybe Democrats Will  By Stuart MacPhail  May 2019 Utah’s sole Democrat Congressman, Rep. Ben McAdams, has introduced HJ Res 55, a bill proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the federal government to balance its budget.  In early April the so-called Blue Dog Coalition of moderate Democrats endorsed McAdams bill. The…


America’s Greatest Threat: Debt


The National Debt is the Most Serious Crisis America Faces  It’s time to force Trump to actually live up to his promise of draining the swamp. David Unsworth April 21, 2019 A generation ago, the national debt stood at just a smidgen over USD $4 trillion and a young presidential candidate named Bill Clinton was…


National Debt Crisis!


Solutions Proposed to Deal with the National Debt Crisis –  By Stuart MacPhail  May 2019 During March TheFederalist carried a series of proposals by Benjamin Dierker, a law student at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University.  Entitled “7 Ideas For Making Congress Solve The National Debt Crisis”, the piece admits that the proposals are “dead…


Myth #5: The NPV is Safer Than Electoral College


Electoral College Myth #5: Eliminating the Electoral College will make it harder to steal elections by Tara Ross September 27, 2016 Myth number 5 in my series on Electoral College Myths! Please don’t miss the earlier installments here: Myth #1: Only swing states matter, other states are ignored Myth #2: The Founders did not trust the people Myth #3: The Electoral College…


Social Security is Out of Money


Social Security Is Facing a $42.1 Trillion Shortfall, Trustees Report Says The bottom line is that there’s been a worldwide revolution in favor of private savings and the United States is falling behind. Daniel J. Mitchell April 23, 2019 Every year, the Social Security Administration issues a “Trustees Report” that summarizes the program’s financing. So every year…


One Nation Under Debt


 By Jeff Szymanski   February 13, 2019 Yoga classes for bureaucrats. Brown snake eradication program. Congressional pensions. Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund. Those are actual lines in recent federal budgets totaling $150,000, $668,000, $38 million, and $65 million respectively. All are “chump change” compared to $363 billion (with a “b”) to be spent this year on interest on the…


Can Social Security be Fixed?


Social Security is Broke — Any ‘Fix’ is a Joke Alice Salles•April 24, 2019 Social Security is going bust, a report released by trustees of the federal government’s entitlement programs claims. And without more money being poured into the system, the report argues, tens of millions of Americans will receive only three-quarters of their Social Security benefits…


AMAC: Fighting for Senior’s and America


Salute to AMAC in Disorienting Times! By Robert B. Charles    March 7, 2019 Breezy times these!  Even in these turbulent, disorienting times, we are rightly proud of kids and grandkids, town and nation, ideals and affiliations, even organizations.  It may be worth a pause, to be proud of this organization, AMAC.  Periodically, a sober look backwards…

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