C. McMasters Ph.D.

Southerner, American, Lover of Liberty, PhD of political science, professor, blogger.

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Politics Isn’t Everything… And That’s a Privilege

The beauty of a free country, a country with liberty, is that politics doesn’t have to be everything. Do you understand what a rarity that is? In many countries, where government oppresses and controls every facet of someone’s life, politics and government truly is everything, no matter how hard the citizenry may try to escape it. When the government oppresses, the people have no choice but to be involved in politics and government and no choice but to live with politics and government being involved in their lives. Click to read more.

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Thanksgiving in the United States

“If you think Independence Day is America’s defining holiday, think again. Thanksgiving deserves that title, hands-down.” Tony Snow I’m going to start out this post with a personal “thanksgiving”. I’m thankful for two years of successfully writing this Liberty Belle blog. This is my second Thanksgiving post and for that alone, I am thankful. I’m …

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Oklahoma House Passes Bill Saying They Can Declare Federal Law Unconstitutional

I think we need a review. This Oklahoma bill is an excellent case study of constitutional law and constitutional realms of power. Here we have a state legislature asserting that it will not require the state to follow federal laws that the state legislature deems unconstitutional. That’s a mouthful. Let’s look at some of the …

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Federalist 51: If We’re Going to Debate, Let’s Debate Over Things That Are Real

I’ve been feeding y’all a lot of information recently, with long articles that require heightened mental engagement. So, today I’m going to give you (and myself) a slight mental break and simply discuss with you a topic that has been bothering me. It aligns perfectly with this last quote from Federalist 51. Click to read more.

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