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Citizens Laid Off, But No Gov Cuts?

Government Should Not Be Spared from the Austerity It Is Inflicting on Society The coronavirus is negatively impacting the economy and will leave lots of damage in its wake. Our government should feel the pain as well. By Kyle DeVries – May 5, 2020 The coronavirus is negatively impacting the economy and will leave lots of…

Federalism Task Force

National Federalism Task Force is Proposed – by Stuart MacPhail – May 2020 Former Utah State Representative Ken Ivory has been working to get a National Federalism Task Force established.  He points to the current COVID-19 crisis as a major reason for the initiative.  He and other current and former state leaders are working to persuade the…

Taking Rights Seriously

By Judge Andrew P. Napolitano – April 2, 2020 “If the provisions of the Constitution be not upheld when they pinch as well as when they comfort, they may as well be abandoned.” — Justice George Sutherland (1862-1942) In his 2008 book “Taking Rights Seriously,” the late professor Ronald Dworkin explored the origins and governmental treatment of…

Debt Warning!

Highly Respected Budget Watchdog Group Issues Warning – By Stuart MacPhail – May 2020 On April 13 the Committee for a Responsible Budget issued a projection that Debt Will Exceed the Size of the Economy This Year.  It said, “The United States entered the current public health and economic crisis facing high levels of debt and trillion-dollar deficits.  Due…

When the State…

State Power vs republicanism When the State tells you it’s safe to go to Home Depot to buy a sponge but dangerous to go and buy a flower, it’s not about your health. When the State shuts down millions of private businesses but doesn’t lay off a single government employee, it’s not about your health! When the…

The Last Constitutional Stalwart

How Grover Cleveland Wielded the Veto Power to Curb the Growth of Government From mayor to governor to president, Cleveland never let his veto pen sit idle. By Kody Jensen – April 26, 2020 “(T)he (veto power) has a further use. It not only serves as a shield to the Executive, but it furnishes an…

State Bailouts?

WSJ April 25, 2020 A Bailout for Illinois? Not Without Strict Conditions Other states will line up for money if Washington rewards Springfield for mismanaging its pensions. By Andrew Biggs | 762 words The day the prophets of public finance long foretold has come to pass: Illinois has requested a federal bailout of its struggling…

The Governor & Nature of God

Bishop Robert Barron touches on a recent remark made by Governor Cuomo. The Governor revealed a misunderstanding of God that is all too common, even among believers. In this fascinating video, Bishop Barron invites us to rediscover the Nature of God. thinkspot 

Let Parents Decide

The Left’s Long War on Parents Over Schooling Their Kids A Harvard law professor argues that the state, backed by progressive faculty such as herself, has an exclusive right to educate the young. Only 1 in 3 Americans can pass the U.S. citizenship test, a 2018 study by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation found….

Federalism to the Rescue

Federalism Hits its Peak During Virus By Tony Perkins – April 23, 2020 The coronavirus didn’t come with a set of instructions. There’s no contingency plan, no precedent, no lessons learned from past administrations. For once, history can’t teach us how to cope. It can only remind us who we are. And maybe, in a…

Fraudulent Election Results

15 Election Results That Were Thrown Out Because of Fraudulent Mail-In Ballots Fred Lucas – April 21, 2020 Voter fraud is too nominal to make a difference in any given election, goes one popular line of argument. But tell that to voters in parts of Florida, Missouri, New York, and North Carolina in recent years. Districts…

Home Plate Values

Don’t Widen the Plate In Nashville, Tennessee, during the first week of January, 1996, more than 4,000 baseball coaches descended upon the Opryland Hotel for the 52nd annual ABCA convention. While I waited in line to register with the hotel staff, I heard other more veteran coaches rumbling about the lineup of speakers scheduled to present…

Argentina’s Lessons For America

This short history lesson happened in Argentina, now it’s happening in America

Government Growth During Emergency

Confronting the Leviathan of the COVID-19 Crisis We should ever be on guard against the government’s arrogation of unwarranted powers, especially in light of what history shows the state is capable of doing in times of emergency. By Anthony Rozmajzl – April 16, 2020 The COVID-19 outbreak has made one thing clear: we are a…

All-Postal Vote: Winners & Losers

All-Mail Vote: Great for Lawyers, Awful for Election Integrity      By Adam Brandon – RCP Contributor – April 07, 2020 The phrase “Never let a crisis go to waste” has resurfaced recently. President Obama’s chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, a product of the Chicago political machine, most famously gave Democrats this advice amid the financial crisis of…

A Different Take on Federalism

Federalism Part I The Insidious 17th Amendment. by Rodney Dodsworth – April 13, 2020 The 17th Amendment did to federalism what the 13th Amendment did to slavery. Both are long-gone vestiges of our framing era. Tenth Amendment? States’ rights? Poof, and not only long-gone but neither slavery nor federalism can possibly return without repeal of their…