Are Homosexual Unions Valid?

The Supreme Court does not have the authority to include homosexual unions in the definition of the word, “Marriage.” A common question of many American youth today is, what is marriage?  Well, in order to find the meaning we must consult the Creator of marriage. That Creator is the Person the Declaration of Independence refers to as Nature’s God, the Author of all human rights and the laws that protect those rights. God clearly created and defined marriage when He created the first Read more […]

New Yorkers Want to Secede from New York

Fifteen towns are reporting interest in how they might secede from prohibitions on hydraulic fracturing and high taxes. Here’s the report from WBNG 12 Action News: “Southern Tier towns looking to cut NY ties.” [See also, “Some Hawaiians Side with Secession instead of Federal Money.”] The local economy is pushing one organization in Upstate New York to pose a question: Is it possible to secede to Pennsylvania? The Upstate New York Towns Association is researching this very topic. Read more […]

Police, Racism, and a Happy New Year

As we think about police, racism, and related issues, we need to consider the message of Martin Luther King, Jr. Events in Ferguson, Missouri, this year have definitely put this city in the center of public awareness.  But these events, which followed in the aftermath of a shooting death of a man by a police officer, have also led to protests in other cities including Dallas, Boston, LA, and New York. Modern day so called “civil rights leaders” like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, have Read more […]

Is Belief in God Required to Hold Office in America?

Belief in God is more important to civil government than many people will admit. There are seven states including Maryland with language in their constitutions that prohibits people who do not believe in God from holding public office. And now, according to a recent New York Times article by Laurie Goodstein, a coalition of nonbelievers including atheists, agnostics, humanists and freethinkers, led and primarily funded by atheist Todd Stiefel, says it is time to get rid of these atheist Read more […]

FDR’s Second “Bill of Rights”

This is, perhaps, the most remembered phrase attributed to the cartoon character Pogo in a syndicated cartoon strip of the same name.  Pogo was the invention of cartoonist Walt Kelly and first appeared 66 years” We Have Met the Enemy, and He is Us: FDR’s 2nd Bill of Rights” ago, this week, on October 4th, 1948. The phrase “We have met the enemy, and he is us” pretty well sums up the Kelly’s attitude toward the foibles of mankind and the nature of the human condition.   Indeed, Read more […]

What Does Regular Pepsi Have to Do with the Declaration of Independence?

Selling regular Pepsi can put you in strange company—like that of the Founding Fathers, the signers of the Declaration of Independence. To see what I mean, take a look at this quiz, “How Much Do You Know about Liberty?” from the Foundation for Economic Education. Note especially the second question: Which great American patriot was called the “Prince of Smugglers”? Here is the answer: John Hancock (1737-1793), the resourceful Boston merchant who defied British mercantilist restrictions Read more […]

Civil Rights or God-Given Rights?

Fifty years ago, when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addressed a crowd of 250,000 people gathered in Washington, DC, he called on the people of the various states, and the government of these united States to live up to the principles espoused in the Declaration of Independence. But it was not, as many have falsely claimed, a call for “civil” rights. In fact, in my view, Dr. King was not a champion of “civil” rights. He was a champion of God-given rights. Dr. King made clear in his Read more […]

Authority from the Governed – Nowhere Else!

All authority comes from the individuals and is provided to their representatives in government through an expressed powers document called a constitution. The understanding that all authority for government actions comes from the people individually is the fourth most important principle of freedom and the cornerstone of true freedom. This principle is set forth in the third sentence of the “Declaration” that reads, “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving Read more […]

Declaration of Independence: Our Rights Come From God

There is a Creator God and He determines right and wrong, good and evil… not man. This is the most important foundational principle of law and justice. If this principle is not understood as absolute, undeniable truth, one could conclude that every principle in our founding charter, The Declaration of Independence is a lie.  If there is any shadow of a doubt about the fact that the God of the Bible is our Creator and He alone, totally independent of the will of man, determines right and wrong, Read more […]

Dumb on the 4th of July

A prophet of old once said “my people perish for lack of knowledge.” Today, our stunning lack of knowledge of what it is we’re really celebrating this weekend means we could be the generation that sees liberty perish in America. Look at what happened this week. Arguably our biggest “win” since the Scott Walker recall came from the Supreme Court abiding by the actual wording of the First Amendment in the Hobby Lobby case, but only by a scant 5-4 margin. The fact we even had to win the Read more […]

Interposition and the Family Dog

Today, I’d like to tell you a story about interposition You’re a good parent.  So let’s suppose you think it wise to buy a watchdog so that when your little girl plays in the front yard the dog can protect and defend her from any intruders who may wish to do her harm. After a little time goes by the puppy you bought becomes a full grown animal.  His muscles become fully developed, his teeth are big and sharp, and now he towers over your little girl.   You are worried that he is Read more […]

Has Your State Legislature Forfeited Its Validity?

For the past few years, the behavior of the legislature in my home state of Maryland raises the question whether the people of Maryland may be justified in reaching the conclusion that what we call our “General Assembly” is no longer a valid legislative body. And if the case can be made that the legislature of Maryland or of your state is not a valid body, then, it follows that no validity should be given to any of its enactments. This is a serious thing to consider. So let us consider Read more […]