Category Archives: Politics

Can Americans Resist the Siren Song of “Free” Stuff?

Can Americans Resist the Siren Song of “Free” Stuff?

As consumers, people are skeptical. We know that everyone selling anything is probably telling a lie of some kind, or at least stretching the truth to its legal limit. But as voters, our healthy skepticism seems to go right out the window. When politicians promise all sorts of “free” things, it doesn’t occur to many of us that those things can’t possibly be free. It doesn’t occur to us that, like businesses seeking our dollars, politicians will tell us whatever it takes to get hold of our votes.

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Blind Partisanship is Toxic

Blind Partisanship is Toxic

Partisanship is one of the illnesses plaguing the U.S. body politic. We see this every election cycle as millions of voters cast straight-ticket ballots for candidates just because of the capital letter before their name. Voting records will be ignored. Rationalizations and excuses will be made. Bromides on how we must accept the “lesser of two evils” will be shoved down our throats. Lather, rinse, repeat.

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The Constitutionality of A Presidential State of Emergency

The Constitutionality of A Presidential State of Emergency

When people ask questions like “Can the president do…?” “Can the House, Senate, or Supreme Court do…?” the first sources that must be consulted are the Constitution and the people who drafted it.  If the Constitution provides no authority for the activity, then the power does not Constitutionally reside in the hands the federal government. So more to the root of the question being asked, “Does the Constitution enumerate a power to the President to declare a state of emergency?”

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TrumpCare Would Be Unconstitutional Too

TrumpCare Would Be Unconstitutional Too

The whole Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. It always has been. The constitutional problem with ObamaCare isn’t something specific to ObamaCare. The problem with it is that the federal government has no constitutional authority to run the country’s healthcare system. This fact doesn’t change no matter what plan is put forward or who is in the Oval Office.

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The War Against Globalism

The War Against Globalism

Belgium has joined the list of countries that are rebelling against their elected leadership. The unrest witnessed in a number of places is focused on some specific demands but it represents much broader anger. What has been occurring in Belgium, France, with Brexit in Britain, in the recent election in Italy, and also in the warnings coming from Eastern Europe about immigration and European Union community economic policies are driven by the same concerns that operated in America. Government itself is becoming the enemy.

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CBD Has Gone Mainstream Despite Federal Prohibition

CBD Has Gone Mainstream Despite Federal Prohibition

Everywhere you turn, you find CBD products sold right out in the open just like any other commercial product. There’s just one difference. It’s all illegal. At least according to the federal government. The feds categorize CBD products (other than Epidiolex) as a Schedule 1 drug. This means, to the Feds, CBD has the same legal status as heroin. And yet you can buy it pretty much everywhere. Why? Because state actions have effectively nullified cannabis prohibition in the U.S.

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Vetting Kavanaugh According To The Constitution

Vetting Kavanaugh According To The Constitution

When Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh for the supreme Court, he did what is likely the most important act a president of these United States can possibly do, constitutionally speaking. Now that Kavanaugh’s vetting process has begun, it is time for the American people to be reminded of a few of the essential duties of a Supreme Court justice and the principles that ought to govern those who occupy that bench.

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Reality Check: The Fight For Alfie [VIDEO]

His name was Alfie Evans, a 24 month old baby who died in the UK on Saturday.  Though his life was mercilessly short, Alfie was at the center of a heart-wrenching debate over who should have the final authority over a child’s medical care, the parents, or the state, and at what point does medical care cross the line into medical kidnapping.  Did that happen here?  Ben Swann gives it a Reality Check you won’t get anywhere else.

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