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Category Archives: Constitution

An amendment to support

Normally I’m not one for amending the Constitution of the United States, and I highly scrutinize any calls to amend the Constitution. But Daylight Saving Time has me in a little bit of a pro-amendment kick right now. Under Article I, Section 8, one of the enumerated powers of Congress is to “fix the Standard […]

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Rebuttal to Jonathan Zimmerman, "End presidential term limits"

Jonathan Zimmerman is a professor of history and education at New York University who recently penned an op-ed for the Washington Post regarding the 22nd Amendment, the Amendment that establishes the two-term limit on the President (and 10-year limit on a person who succeeds to the office), and why it should be repealed. On principle […]

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Defending Starbucks

In the wake of the recent firearms policy announcement by Starbucks, numerous gun rights advocates are reasonably upset. But I think they’re overreaching, reading too much into the policy and interpreting from it things it does not say. Now first, Starbucks has a right as a private organization to set whatever policies it wants regarding […]

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The finality of acquittals

In the wake of the George Zimmerman acquittal, a lot of searches brought people to my blog in their attempt to find information on how to overturn that acquittal. Those searches prompted me to write an article declaring that Zimmerman’s acquittal is final, going on the numerous articles I’ve written about Casey Anthony and how […]

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Misrepresenting the Treaty of Tripoli

Atheists in the United States love to quote the Treaty of Tripoli: As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion,—as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen,—and as the said States never entered into any […]

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Educating an LEO

Recently a person on YouTube named TnOutdoors9 posted a video discussing his recent experience when he was pulled over by police for a broken taillight. Now he also had a weapon with him, being a permitted carrier of a concealed weapon, and did the right thing in informing the officer of the presence of the […]

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Christians, just say it already!

Given the conservative backlash arising from the recent Supreme Court rulings regarding gay marriage, I get the vibe that there is something many Christian conservatives are stopping short of full on saying, and I wish they’d stop beating around the bush and just say it already: Any law, court decision and interpretation of the Constitution […]

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Misconceptions about Miranda

Mirandizing suspects is one of the most recognized of police actions, but also one of the least understood. Many people have numerous misconceptions about how the Miranda rule applies, typically gleaned off television or movies. Now I’m sure we all know an adaptation of the Miranda rule. It states that you have the right to […]

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Revisiting Miranda

As a person who owns a blog that doesn’t really get a lot of hits, I tend to notice when one article gets a lot of hits over anything else. Recently, the article that has been targeted for readership is "Mirandizing Terrorists", which ended with this line: When we start drawing lines on who should […]

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Feinstein’s bill fails miserably

Today in the Senate, seven (7) amendments were introduced for Reid’s gun control bill, S. 649 – the "Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013". Three of the amendments were introduced by Democrats, the other four by Republicans. All of them were rejected. The votes were, by amendment number (60 votes needed to pass): Amendment […]

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