What follows is a review and critique of a single chapter from the book, The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom. The Book is an assessment, one main case per chapter, of Supreme Court decisions and why the authors believed the court decided the case wrongly. Civil Asset Forfeiture … Continue reading Dirty Dozen: Civil Asset Forfeiture
I recently saw a short video about science that was foisted upon my Facebook feed, in which two clips were presented; one of Steven Colbert interviewing British comedian Rick Gervais, and another of a Richard Dawkins at a symposium talking about the empirical nature of science. Colbert was asking why Gervais believed in science. He … Continue reading It’s Science, Bitches!
Once again, a mass shooting. The cycle of news will be the same: search for motive, leaders will condemn and console, the left will cry for gun control, the right will stand upon the constitution and the right to self defense. And the country will move onward. I will admit I am not without my … Continue reading Wholly Inadequate
In VA a person can have their driver's license suspended for many reasons, but the Court may, in its discretion, grant a provisional license. Provisional licenses are controlled in part by the VA DMV, and in part by the court suspending the license. Generally a court may grant a provisional or restricted license to allow … Continue reading Political Fixit: VA
Can the Federal Government draw state districts for National Congressional elections? There are several sections of the constitution at issue: Article I, Sec. 2, Clause 1 and 2, Article 1, Sec. 4, and the 10th amendment. The 10th Amendment will apply if the power at issue was not delegated to the United States. If not … Continue reading Who Has the Power?
Archimedes of Syracuse was a Greek mathematician and scientist. He discovered the value of "pi" by which the area of a circle could be accurately calculated. He invented several machines, including a water-turning screw to draw water upwards without individual buckets or lengthy ropes. He invented a giant lens antisiege machine to focus the sun's … Continue reading Historical Profile: Archimedes
I'm beginning a series for this blog called "Political Fix" in which I will banter around ideas that I think will actually help fix America. While good policies on tax, immigration, education, war powers etc. are badly needed, those are not the types of fixes I'm proposing. One of the central tenets of American Political … Continue reading Political Fix: Debates
"The People cannot look to legislation generally for success. Industry, thrift, and character are not conferred by act or resolve. Government cannot relieve from toil. It can, of course, provide for the defective....but the normal must care for themselves. Self-government means self-support.--Calvin Coolidge, Address to Massachusetts Senate"
I recently stumbled upon an article published by the Gospel Coalition's Facebook page entitled "I don't Get it" about how the author cannot understand how and why Christians can enjoy watching Game of Thrones in good conscience. [ https://blogs.thegospelcoalition.org/kevindeyoung/2017/08/08/i-dont-understand-christians-watching-game-of-thrones/ ] The Author admits that he has never watched ANY game of Thrones episode, so his … Continue reading Game of Thrones and Christian Puritans
There was an interesting picture with caption that circulated around my Facebook feed this last week about protestors who block traffic to draw attention to their protesting. The Picture is reproduced below. I got into a rather heated debate with a friend about whether this was A) prudent, and B) actually a moral thing … Continue reading Feelings v. Reason