C. McMasters Ph.D.

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

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The Constitution for Dummies: The Bill of Rights

I’ve discussed the Bill of Rights before. I’ve explained selective incorporation and the federalist/anti-federalist debate. But the Bill of Rights are very important and seem to be on everyone’s minds right now as we all fight to defend our “rights” against bloated state governments and an ever growing federal government. So, I think the Bill …

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Employer (The People), Employee (The Government) and Job Description (The Constitution)

“In the eyes of democracy, government is not a good; it is a necessary evil” (194). “This is seen very clearly in the United States, where wages seem in a way to decrease as the power of officials is greater” (204).  – Alexis de Tocqueville An analogy has been crystalizing in my mind the more I …

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Vaccine Passports, Social Coercion and the Constitution

I originally wrote this post in April of this year but I find it even more relevant today than when I wrote it. We’ve seen the vaccine discussion metamorphosize in a way even I didn’t anticipate at the time of this article’s write. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) tweeted that “Vaccine Passports are unconstitutional”. Well, guess what? That’s …

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The Constitution’s Meaning

So, as I was teaching class today, I realized something. I love to look at the definitions of words, especially in the context of government and law. Words and their meanings are really fundamental to understanding government institutions, particularly American government institutions since our founders were so careful with their words and names. (For instance, …

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