Current Events, Federalism

The power of the D!

Not long ago, I had a chance to fill in for my friend, Erick Erickson, on his evening show on WSB AM 750 and 95.5 FM in Atlanta. In one of my segments, I asked the board op to play music reminiscent of an 80's porn movie and started talking low and suggestive: Welcome back,… Continue reading The power of the D!

Constitution, Federalism, Just musing

What freedom is not

Happy birthday, America! It's been 238 years since the Declaration of Independence put a series of events in motion that forever changed the face of the world and redefined how government could be structured around the concept that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights and chief… Continue reading What freedom is not

Capitalism, Federalism, Just musing

Our writers have been working on a special Independence Day publication

Our writers have had their noses to the political grindstone since the primary election season has been underway in our country. They have been on the campaign trail, speaking out daily on social media and trying to inspire others to get involved in the political process. We are not just about talking -- we are… Continue reading Our writers have been working on a special Independence Day publication

Constitution, Federalism

Will the real Messiah please stand up?

"Abolish God, and the Government becomes God...Wherever the people do not believe in something beyond the world, they will worship the world. But, above all, they will worship the strongest thing in the world." -- G.K. Chesterton "Well, you've touched on it to a degree. He made so many promises. We thought that he was… Continue reading Will the real Messiah please stand up?

Constitution, Current Events, Federalism, Just musing

Straddling the Walls of Versailles

Henry the VIII, unhappy with the rules of the Catholic Church regarding divorce, simply usurped the commands of the Vatican, instituted the Church of England and called himself Supreme Head of the new agency. There, all better. No more threats of excommunication from Rome. When one in power doesn't get his way, he may change… Continue reading Straddling the Walls of Versailles

Current Events, Federalism, Just musing

Green Eggs & Prayer

So we had another Filibuster. Although this one is a little “f”. It didn't stop a vote. It stalled it. The blabby-blab-blabathon clocked in at over twenty-one hours. Technically, not a big “F” filibuster but...did it work? No. The intention was missed and the Republican Party is being called all sorts of nasty names round… Continue reading Green Eggs & Prayer

Constitution, Federalism, Just musing

Healthcare is not a right

To delve into this topic, we first need to understand and agree upon the definition of "rights" as used and implemented by the Founding Fathers and the framers of our Constitution.  The first stop is the philosopher, John Locke, who put forth the theory of natural rights, which states everyone is born with an equality of certain rights,… Continue reading Healthcare is not a right

Current Events, Federalism, Just musing

America Through PRISM Colored Glasses

Edward Snowden. Say the name and the Feds go wilder than a college girl in a Joe Francis film. Intelligence Agents go deeper into the Rabbit Hole. And journalists keep regurgitating 'Official Sources', poor investigative journalism. Edward Snowden. What he represents, what this story demonstrates, is that it only takes one, ONE, to inform the… Continue reading America Through PRISM Colored Glasses

Constitution, Current Events, Federalism, Just musing

All or Nothing?

Rand Paul said, "I'm not a Libertarian." Rand Paul said, "I'm a Libertarian Republican." Rand Paul said, "I'm a Constitutional Conservative." He said all these things on May 10, 2013 at a luncheon with several evangelical pastors in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He made it rather clear he wasn't a Libertarian when he advised he was… Continue reading All or Nothing?

Capitalism, Federalism

Equal effort does not mean equal results: a word on redistribution

It's the Friday prior to daylight savings -- an idea first proposed by Benjamin Franklin in 1784 -- and it seemed appropriate to grab an excerpt from one of our Founding Fathers to give to our readers to start their weekend.   For those of you who truly cherish freedom and individual liberty, it may serve… Continue reading Equal effort does not mean equal results: a word on redistribution

Constitution, Federalism, Federalist Papers

On the subject of Federalism – Federalist No. 45

James Madison The Federalist Papers Federalist No. 45 Date: January 26, 1788 "The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined.  Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.  The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign… Continue reading On the subject of Federalism – Federalist No. 45