When the Means Won’t Achieve the Ends

This past May, Iowa Republicans in the state legislature passed, and Governor Kim Reynolds signed, the most restrictive abortion law in the nation. Then, on June 1st, a Polk County District Court Judge issued an injunction blocking the law from taking effect on its originally schedule date of July 1st. The law will remain unenforceable … Continue reading When the Means Won’t Achieve the Ends

Radical Common Sense

http://americainclass.org/thomas-paine-common-sense-1776/ The rights and freedoms guaranteed by the United States Constitution are not enjoyed on a conditional basis. Surely no one is about to argue that a person who does not exercise their 1st Amendment right to freely practice the religion of their conscience, loses that right after a certain period of inactivity. Surely no … Continue reading Radical Common Sense

Supporting Our Fellow Americans On August 14, 2016, the San Francisco 49ers stood for the playing of the National Anthem prior to the start of their first preseason game. In the background, Colin Kaepernick chooses instead to remain seated. He will repeat this silent, unseen protest before the second preseason game. And once again before … Continue reading

The Judiciary the Founders Tried to Protect Us From

“The framers of the Constitution were so clear in the federalist papers and elsewhere that they felt an independent judiciary was critical to the success of the nation. Now you are seeing proposals in Congress to cut budgets of courts in an effort to in effect punish them for things the legislators don't like. This … Continue reading The Judiciary the Founders Tried to Protect Us From

No, Trump hasn’t pivoted (and he won’t)

“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President is morally treasonable to the American public.” Theodore Roosevelt After Trump delivered a statement to a joint session of Congress on February 28th, the media and pundits unleashed a torrent of praises, calling Trump “presidential.” Even CNN’s Van Jones stated, “This is when Trump … Continue reading No, Trump hasn’t pivoted (and he won’t)