Confederated States

| May 30, 2013

While much has been said in recent years regarding the nature of the early American Republic, much has remained hidden or even unspoken. As I continue my tutelage under the writings of St. George Tucker I uncover more and more wisdom from this shining light of the first generation of Americans that has been hidden […]

Commentary on British Government from 1803

| May 22, 2013

Posts comparing the modern US Congress and the Parliament of the 1700’s continue to be the most frequently visited posts on this site. What drives this interest? What is compelling search after search attracting people to this site? I am honored and intrigued to discover that when I enter the search “congress and parliament of […]

More on Congress and Parliament of the 1700’s

| June 1, 2012

If you can read all of this post without getting angry, infuriated, nauseated and motivated to see a revolution this year in the ballot box, then you have no passion or love for this country. This evening I was out eating, and I must say I will never go back to that establishment again. Now, […]

Indefinite Vs Defined Sovereignty

| March 13, 2012

Weekly, daily I am amazed by what can be discovered when one investigates history. History is a veritable treasure trove of fascinating gems just waiting for the diligent seeker to uncover. If we, and by we I mean all of us, the People, the politicians, the educators and the judges would simply make the effort […]

How Far We Have Fallen!

| March 5, 2012

Recently, on another forum, I was asked a question about the origin of the phrase “separation of Church and State.” As a part of answering the question, and desiring to quote Jefferson directly, I found the text of his letter online at the Library of Congress. (Click here to be taken to that letter.) When […]

Unheeded Warnings – Dire consequences – Part 3

| July 30, 2011

The eyes of all America and the world are turned towards Washington these past few weeks. The American debt crisis has finally garnered the attention it should have decades ago. Congress and the Federal Government have written checks that “we the people” and the States can no longer endure. Additionally, Standard and Poors and Moody’s […]

New View On An Old Problem

| July 24, 2011

I was raised in the 60’s and 70’s in what 150 years ago was called a border state. Through the years of my education I was taught that Slavery was the one and only cause of the Civil War. I learned of the moral imperative of the Underground Railroad, Abolitionists and the newly established Republican […]

Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right

| June 3, 2011

The conversation, and I use that term loosely, usually began something like this: “David, don’t hit (kick, bite, scratch, push, shove, yell at, you get the picture) your brother!” “But Mom/Dad, he hit (kicked, bit, pushed, etc., etc.) me first!” “David, you’re the older one and you should know better.” OR “David, two wrongs don’t […]

Where’s the Judicial Chutzpah?

| August 6, 2010

This country’s political system was established with the principle of “checks and balances” built within it. According to the Founding Fathers each of the three branches of government were supposed to check the others. You have the power of Presidential vetoes of Legislative acts and Congressional overrides of those vetoes. It was also intended that the […]

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