Ruling by Intrigue

Many of our assumptions about the results of elections are mistaken because of politicians ruling by intrigue. The purpose of government is to rule and control.  Government’s role therefore seems at odds with liberty and the rights of the individual.  Having just gone through a major election cycle, as our nation sees a broad change of office holders, we might anticipate a different attitude from government.  However, what we perceive as true can be entirely different from actual truth.  Read more […]

The People’s Choice

While Democracy exalts the people’s choice, a Republic exalts the rule of law but depends on the people’s participation. The latest polls indicate that 70% of Americans believe that our country is headed in the wrong direction. Those that claim to understand the polls would have us believe there will be a major change of political party control as a result.  But that doesn’t mean a major change in the direction of the country.  If recent history is any indicator, the political party in Read more […]

From the EPA: WOTUS is Worse

WOTUS? Another acronym! We live in a world of acronyms. It makes people feel isolated if they aren’t up to speed with the latest techno-speak. Examples include the USA, UN, NATO, EPA, ISIS or ISIL, the IRS, DHS, DOD, DOE, BLM just to name a few. POTUS means the President of the United States to those that are in the know. So would you understand a statement that “POTUS was told by the UN that DHS should be prepared for an ISIS threat or they would bring NATO into the USA to make us mind our P’s Read more […]

The People’s Grand Jury

According to the Supreme Court, the people’s grand jury is in effect a fourth branch of government. The preamble to the US Constitution begins with “We The People, in order to form a more perfect union…”.  For the first time in history, a People with God-given rights established a Government based upon those rights under the Rule of Law.  America’s Founders examined the causes that led to failure of the great nations in history.  They studied the great writers including Cicero, Read more […]

Count the Cost: What Is Liberty Worth?

Is it worth paying the cost of freedom? Our Founding Fathers considered this when they signed the Declaration of Independence, a bold creed announcing why we should be free.  Rather than react out of emotion they carefully pondered known truths and reasoned about the value of being free.  They stood on the authority of the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God that they understood entitled them to freedom.  They considered the unalienable rights endowed by God including life, liberty and the pursuit Read more […]

Thinking Reasonably: What is Truth?

Many posts I have written have begun with a simple frustration that many people don’t seem to grasp the basic need for thinking reasonably about the question, What is truth? – to include “truth” as an essential part of how they think.   Seemed simple enough: Do a Google search on “truth”, and understanding should follow! Forget that idea; there are so many types of truth, including philosophies of truth that your head will immediately begin to spin.  For example, Aristotle Read more […]

Thinking Reasonably: What is Justice?

Americans need to be challenged to grapple with the question, What is justice ? The dictionary defines justice as: the quality of being just; fair treatment, and due reward in accordance with honor, standards, or law; rightfulness or lawfulness, as of a claim; the quality of being true or correct; or the moral principle determining just conduct. We bring to justice when we come before a court for a trial or to receive punishment.  Social justice is based upon the concept that certain groups Read more […]