A Letter to The NAM; A Critique of Selwyn Duke’s Analysis on Judicial Review and The Legacy of Justice Scalia

I wrote a Letter to The Editor of The New American Magazine (NAM) pertaining to some major flaws found in two articles from the March 21, 2016 edition. The two articles are both written by Selwyn Duke and are titled: The Late Antonin Scalia And The “Living Document” LieĀ and A Government Of, By, And For […]

A new poll is out! Guess what percentage of Americans can name the three branches of Government?

According to a new poll that is out, only 36% of Americans can name even the simple three branches of government – namely, the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches. Apparently, roughly the same amount could not even name one of the branches. Notice, this poll doesn’t even involve questions that include the principle of federalism […]

The Myth of a Hierarchy of Importance between Rights and Duties

Recently, there has been a trend among many to emphasize merely one side of the symbolic “coin” of human freedom – namely rights and/or duties. Yet, hopefully the readers of this blog will have realized that this is not a case of “milk before meat” – but of, at best, confusion – and in the […]

La Quatorze Juillet

On this day, La Quatorze Juillet, or Bastille Day as it is referred to in English-speaking countries, 225 years ago, marked the historic storming of the Parisian fortress-prison within which were guns and ammunition, in addition to several political prisoners. This fortress-prison, or the Bastille, was a symbol of the power of the French monarchy, […]

How to Discern between Truly Lawful and faux Civil Rights (Privileges); A Reminder About Human Rights

Recently, this author was asked about how to identify a true Civil Privilege (often called a “right”) and a phony, or faux, civil privilege. This is a great question worth answering. Although this has been covered at this website a few times, the principles are never outdated, and are definitely worthy of reminder. After all, […]

Happy Fourth of July! Let us give the principles of the Declaration meaning today…

The real fireworks are in the principles! We hope that everyone takes time today to read and ponder the principles outlined in the Declaration of Independence. It is, in the humble opinion of this author, the greatest thesis statement on the Proper Role of Government thus far known to mankind. The Declaration simply states that: […]