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National Debt Crisis Growing


The US Is 5 Years Away from a National Debt Death Spiral. Here’s Why Net interest on the national debt has become one of the fastest growing segments of federal spending. Craig Eyermann May 15, 2019 According to the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Debt Management, the U.S. government is just five years away from…


More Government Abuse


WSJ  May 25, 2019 A Navy Veteran Went to Prison for Digging Ponds in the Mountains The Supreme Court can remedy the injustice done by the EPA’s unclear ‘navigable waters’ rule. By Ethan Blevins | 793 words “I am haunted by waters,” wrote Norman Maclean in “A River Runs Through It,” his 1976 novel about…


Death Watch


[Editor’s note: This essay transcends religious boundaries reminding us of our mortality, our God and our connections with humanity] Deathwatch By Daniel Greenfield, May 23, 2019 Deathwatch This is not an article. But once upon a time this was a blog where I would post my unformed personal thoughts. The thoughts eventually became articles. The articles…


Scalia and Article V


Anton Scalia believed and was out-spoken on the Constitution’s Article V convention amending clause. Washington DC has for generations been abusing the Founders document. Will they self-correct? No, we the people and our states have to use the second clause of Article V as supported by Anton Scalia.


Myth #8: The System is Rigged


Electoral College Myth #8: Candidates who lose the popular vote shouldn’t win the White House. The system is rigged!  by Tara Ross October 18, 2016 Myth number 8 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 Global Crisis of Democracy


WSJ May 18, 2019 As China and Russia attack free governments and push strongman rule, the U.S. has gone silent—and a new tide of authoritarianism is gathering. By Larry Diamond | 2157 words There is nothing inevitable about the expansion of democracy. Among countries with populations above one million, there were only 11 democracies in…


Three Moments in America


November 8th, 2016 – America’s Third Machiavellian Moment by Rodney Dodsworth May 20, 2019 The typical characterization of Niccolo’ Machiavelli (1469 – 1527) today is that of a cold advocate of raw force from which his devious students, petty princes in small kingdoms, kept themselves in power through treachery and fear. These are not the positive…


A Solution for a Broken DC


A Solution As Big As The Problem Michael P. Farris, JD, LLM, Convention of States Action — Senior Fellow for Constitutional Studies We See Four Major Abuses Perpetrated by the Federal Government. These abuses are not mere instances of bad policy. They are driving us towards an age of “soft tyranny” in which the government…


To Our Sailors


Where our Sailors Rest by Rodney Dodsworth May 24, 2019 “If you ever want to sleep with a blonde again, you had better shoot down these bastards as soon as they come up” – a destroyer captain motivates his exhausted crew shortly before a kamikaze attack. The sea-battle toll for Okinawa, which ended on June 21st 1945,…


Give Anti-Federalists Their Due


Rodney Dodsworth    February 12, 2018 Riot and mayhem welcomed the draft Constitution when it made the Philadelphia newspapers. Advocates of the new plan held a majority in the Pennsylvania legislature, then in the last days of its regular session, and they attempted to ram through a statute calling for a ratification convention. To prevent a…


Good Reads!


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…

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