A President is not a King and States Must Make Sure of It

Our nation’s first president, George Washington, under the newly formed Constitution in 1789, found himself in an uncomfortable position.  As the nation’s first Chief Executive and Commander-in-Chief he knew the delicate ground between strength and tyranny. Fearing any comparison to the monarchal government from which America had just been liberated, Washington took care to avoid any physical or symbolic references to European monarchs.  When the Senate proposed that he be called by the Read more […]

Norway Government Kidnaps Siblings; Puts Them Up for Adoption in Separate Homes

Why do we call Norway part of “the free world”? From the Christian News: “Norway Officials Place Children Seized From Parents Over ‘Christian Indoctrination’ Up for Adoption.” Officials in Norway have moved to place five children that were seized from their parents on charges that included “Christian radicalization and indoctrination” up for adoption, reports state. As previously reported, on Nov. 16 and 17, Norway’s child welfare services, the Barnevernet, seized Marius and Ruth Read more […]

New Year’s Resolution: No More Blind Faith in the State or Politicians

Yesterday, Rob Knowles wrote an insightful short post, “Why the Apolitical Class Always Falls Victim to the Lies of the Left, and What We Can Do About it.” The “apolitical class” are what I commonly refer to as the “pragmatic” or “n0n-ideological class”–though they are ideological and they are not pragmatic. Knowles uses an incident involving Bernie Sanders and global warming mythology. Why do the “apoliticals” tend to believe such superstitions? For years, the left has told the American people Read more […]

2015 Was a Productive Year for the Lawmaker-in-Chief

The Constitution gives Congress the authority to make laws. That’s proof the Constitution is a dead letter. Back in January, Mark Horne wrote that Obama was setting records in the amount of regulations he was issuing. Now, The Hill reports, “Study: 2015 was record year for federal regulation.” 2015 was a record-setting year for the Federal Register, according to numbers the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., released Wednesday. This year’s daily publication of the federal government’s Read more […]

Freddie Gray and The Price of Rebellion against God

The whole city of Baltimore was on edge last week as the judge declared a mistrial of the first officer tried in the death of Freddie Gray. “The police department canceled leave for all officers this week while [the mayor] opened an emergency operations center and pleaded for calm.” The jury for officer Porter’s trial had a tough job determining who might share responsibility in the death of Gray. You can be fined for failing to wear your seatbelt, but Freddie Gray was not buckled in Read more […]

Trumped Up False Charges Used to Punish Former Pastor for Political Speech

A man is charged with jury tampering even though there was no jury involved in his action and there was no court case taking place. The man had no opinion about a trial that he could share with a jury member. Yet Keith Wood spent twelve hours in jail until he paid $15,000 to be released (10% of the $150,000 bond). He is facing a possible five-year prison sentence. Michigan Live reports, A 39-year-old former pastor was arrested and jailed in Mecosta County after he handed out fliers informing Read more […]

Town Destroys Vet’s Home while He Is Recovering from Surgery

Local government is supposed to provide you with services.  One of the main services, supposedly, is protection from robbery or destruction of property. This includes protection from mob violence. We are told that the government keeps a person safe from the crimes his neighbors might commit against him if they were angry with him for some reason. But there is evidence that sometimes it works exactly the opposite way. Rather than providing protection from the mob, sometimes the government enables Read more […]

Recognizing the Enemy of the People

People are opening their eyes. There may not be enough of them and it may be too late to do much about it, but the results of a recent poll are undeniably satisfying. The local Washington DC affiliate reports: “Report: More Than 1 In 4 Americans Believe Government Is The Enemy.” More than 1 in 4 Americans believe that the government is the enemy, according to a new poll. Pew Research Center found that 27 percent of registered voters say they think of government as an enemy, up 8 points since 1996. Read more […]

HIPAA and How it Affects Parenting

It’s every parent’s nightmare.  You get that phone call in the middle of the night delivering the horrific news that your child was in an accident.  You rush to the hospital, numb, but ready to serve as your child’s advocate and to make all the right decisions about his care.  When you get there, you’re told that you have no say in his care.  Ok, then, you wonder: why did they call me?  Oh, yes, you are the party responsible for the financial obligations.  You can pay, but you can’t say! For Read more […]

Mizzou–Intolerance in the Name of Tolerance

News of University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe’s resignation came out on Monday morning.  The Mizzou football team went on strike in support of students on campus calling for racial equality and for the University to address discrimination issues on the predominantly white Columbia, MO, campus.  Football players protested in solidarity with hunger-striking student, John Butler, and said they would not play again until Wolfe resigned. Here’s the story from ABC News: In his announcement Wolfe Read more […]

Airbnb Wins a Victory for All of Us

It feels like every time someone comes up with a way for the average Joe to make money from a good idea and to provide a needed service for the general public at a reasonable price, someone–either the existing business that wants a monopoly on the service or the government–does something to throw a wrench in the works. This was the case with Airbnb.  In San Francisco, a ballot initiative called Proposition F was the culprit.  Here is the beginning of a short description of the initiative found Read more […]