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A Constitution Day Reminder About… Guns

By |September 16th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

How quickly we forget the simplicity and elegance of our Constitution. Politicians and a complicit media gleefully ignore the rules set forth in our national owners manual, allowing elected officials, in reality, our employees and servants, to run amok. One of the shortest, and most poorly understood concepts comes from the Bill of Rights — the Second Amendment to be more specific. On this prelude to Constitution Day, I thought you might enjoy a quick excerpt from my book, The Practical Guide to the United States Constitution. 

Constitutional Concepts: It’s My Right!

By |November 7th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Listening to the nightly news and politicians’ bloviation, one might think it’s protecting its citizens from themselves. Perhaps the purpose of government is to provide for national security. Or maybe it’s providing a safe, stable, and level playing field for its citizens. Some believe government’s role is to provide for the national welfare, whatever that means.Looking at a founders’ view of government, the purpose is to protect the natural rights of those who elect to be governed.

The Psychology of Crisis Tyrants

By |October 27th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

The American Constitutional Rights Union defines a crisis tyrant as a leader who uses a crisis — like the COVID-19 pandemic — to justify and grease the skids of their tyrannical behavior. The “crisis” element adds a layer or two of “despicable” as the exercise of power comes on the backs of those enduring a crisis or tragedy.

What You Need to Know About Impeachment

By |September 30th, 2019|Tags: , |

Impeachment is all the rage right now, although throughout American political history, only two presidents have earned the coveted impeachment jacket: Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton. Richard Nixon may come to mind, but in that case, he fell into the “always a bridesmaid, never a bride” category as he resigned from office before the completion of impeachment proceedings. 

If Aliens Watched TV…

By |September 27th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

The internet can be useful for things other than passive aggressive aggression. For example, there’s a site that helps you figure out which TV show is reaching a given planet based on the current date and the planet’s distance from the MSNBCNNFOX towers. As I write this, the Tau Cetites are enjoying the very first Power Rangers episode. On a related note, I’d like to take this opportunity to apologize on behalf of all earthlings to citizens of the two potentially habitable planets there. 

Aging Well

By |July 30th, 2019|Tags: , |

Many things in today's world don't age well. Tweets and rash social media posts are a great example. Twitter's lack of an edit button ensures that tweet vintage remains pure. On the other hand, music is an exception. The good stuff ages like a fine Cabernet, as does the gear used to experience it.

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