The American founders were clear about many things but nothing is more clearly stated in our founding documents than the fact that we are equal in our created human identity. The God who made us equal is also the God who made us free. This means that while equality before God is unquestioned, equality before … Continue reading Equality is our Job
As we watch the continuing wrangling of Congress in attempting to pass a healthcare reform bill, it is important to review the effect that the seventeenth amendment is having on this issue. The Constitution originally prescribed that the Senate would be composed of two members from each state elected by their state legislatures. The reasoning … Continue reading Continuing effect of Amendment 17
It is not a document of unanimity. There were serious disagreements among the framers that were never resolved. It is also not a comprehensive detailed plan of government as are most Constitutional documents. Only the bare essentials of government framework are included. In fact, the US Constitution remains the shortest governing document in the world. … Continue reading What is our Constitution?
It was not Thomas Jefferson or even Benjamin Franklin. The latter however acknowledged as early as 1742 that many of his ideas about unifying the colonies were inspired by a great leader who led a strong and lasting alliance long before our own founding documents were imagined. That great leader was the Iroquois chief Canasatego, … Continue reading The First American Founding Father
"I am only one person, what can I do to change the Federal Government." Does that sound familiar? Gregory D. Watson could have satisfied himself to stay silent, or just complain without action like most of us do, but he chose a different path. It was a difficult ten year struggle, and it cost him … Continue reading Thank You Gregory D. Watson
A few hours ago, a shooter in Alexandria, VA wounded several people at a practice for the upcoming charity Capitol Hill baseball game. Details are still being sorted out, and we all should reserve judgement on motives until more has been made clear. One thing will be interesting to watch. The people being targeted were … Continue reading Who will take the NATO Pledge today?
Liberty is not the right to do as I please, but the opportunity to do what is right. The basis of a capitalist system is that all individuals will act in their own self-interests. Today, this is viewed as repugnant by the left because they view capitalism as inherently evil and selfish. The success of … Continue reading The Spirit of Liberty