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The Amendments Series: The 17th Amendment

We are in an interesting point in U.S. history and the U.S. Senate, one of the most powerful government institutions, plays a critical role. Therefore, I believe it to be advantageous to discuss the 17th Amendment, the only amendment in American history to change or restructure Congress. The Amendment The Senate of the United States …

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Liberty Balances the Fine Line Between Anarchy and Tyranny

“Give all the power to the many, they will oppress the few. Give all the power to the few, they will oppress the many. ” – ALEXANDER HAMILTON I’m listening to a biography of Alexander Hamilton right now, (which is fascinating btw; click here if you’re interested in getting the book for yourself.) and I love …

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Police, Police Brutality and the Constitution

So, if you haven’t noticed, we’re yet again watching a portion of our population react violently to police brutality, or perceived police brutality. This story is getting old. It’s like I’m discussing the same stories over and over and over again. If it’s not COVID, it’s police brutality, riots and protests, if it’s not that, …

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Biden’s Commission to Expand the Court

The White House just recently announced an executive order by the president creating a “bipartisan” commission to look at the possibility of expanding the Supreme Court and setting term limits on justices. The commission is supposed to spend 180 days “studying” these subjects. If you recall, I wrote a blog post about whether or not …

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Democrats and Republicans, What Do You Stand For?

A recent Gallup poll indicates a 4% increase in Americans who identify as Democrat. Right now 49% of Americans “age 18 and older reported Democratic Party affiliation or said they are independent with Democratic leanings throughout the first quarter of 2021”. Americans who identify as Republican now make up around 40% of the U.S. population, making …

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Vaccine Passports, Social Coercion and the Constitution

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) tweeted that “Vaccine Passports are unconstitutional”. Well, guess what? That’s actually not true. But let’s back up a bit. What are vaccine passports anyway? A vaccine passport is a digital QR code on someone’s phone that individuals scan when entering any form of private industry (grocery, airlines, parks, cruises etc) to give proof …

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“Rights” Are Not Liberty: Medicare for All Act of 2021

Americans tend to conflate the concept of rights with the concept of liberty. We do this rather frequently and damage the cause of liberty in doing so. This is really just a matter of theoretical semantics. As Americans we’ve always grown up cherishing and protecting our negative rights, or rights that we already have inherent …

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