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Who Writes the Laws?

It is distressing for those of us who believe that the Constitution means what it says to observe the destruction of liberty caused by vaccine mandates.

On one side of this destruction are those whose opposition to vaccines finds comfort in the executive orders of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who purported to prohibit private businesses in Texas, ...Read more

When Are Secrets Not Secret?

"Three people can keep a secret if two of them are dead."

-- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Last week, President George W. Bush's torture regime reared its head in an unusual argument before the U.S. Supreme Court.

In 2002, Abu Zubaydah was captured by a militia in Pakistan and handed over to the CIA, which brought him to Poland where, ...Read more

A Brief History of the Law of Personal Privacy and Bodily Integrity

As more governors issue so-called mandates requiring municipal and state employers, as well as private employers and public accommodations, to require their employees and patrons to be vaccinated against COVID-19, they are being challenged by arguments based on personal privacy and bodily integrity.

The former argues that personal medical ...Read more

On Jan. 6, What Did the FBI Know?

The New York Times recently reported that the FBI had an undercover informant amid the mob that entered the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 who had related to them his knowledge of the demonstrators' plans beforehand and his observations of events in the building in real time. The informant was a genuine member of the Proud Boys, one of the groups the ...Read more

Voluntary Servitude

Two weeks ago, President Joseph R. Biden announced his intention to order the Department of Labor to compel all employers of more than 100 persons to require all their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be fined $14,000 per day for each unvaccinated employee. The Department of Labor will collect the fines.

Biden's legal advisers ...Read more

Twilight's Last Gleaming

"This is not about freedom or personal choice."

-- President Joseph R. Biden, Sept. 9, 2021

It was scandalous and infuriating to hear President Joseph R. Biden argue last week that his so-called vaccine mandates somehow have nothing to do with freedom or personal choice. In saying that, he has rejected our history, our values and the ...Read more

Texas, Abortion and the Constitution

Last week, this column addressed state nullification and secession under the U.S. Constitution. It argued, in effect, that when the government fails to protect fundamental liberties or actively assaults them -- as it has done in the past 18 months under the guise of public health -- the states and individuals can peacefully ignore the government...Read more

When the Constitution Fails Us

I have been writing for years asking if we still have the U.S. Constitution. That issue has come into sharper focus in the past 18 months as mayors and governors have created dictatorial powers and exercised those powers to interfere with personal autonomy in America. They have done this in utter disregard for the freedoms protected by the ...Read more

Looking For Monsters to Slay

The debacle of the nearly 20-year American occupation of Afghanistan continues to unfold. This disaster began when President George W. Bush -- stung deeply by the intelligence that he failed to heed, thus enabling the attacks of 9/11 to take place unimpeded -- convinced the American people and Congress and most of our allies that the bad guys ...Read more

Freedom in the Time of COVID-19

"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty." -- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

As the world watches the disastrous ending of America's nearly 20-year occupation of Afghanistan, we cannot lose sight of what is happening here, just below the media radar.

I hope I am wrong, ...Read more

Do We Still Have the Constitution?

The Constitution -- when interpreted in accordance with the plain meaning of its words and informed by a fair reading of history -- does not permit the government to infringe upon personal freedoms, no matter the emergency or pandemic. For those who agree with me, worry not. We will persevere. For those who trust the government, worry a lot. You...Read more

Freedom in the Coming Time of Madness

Sadly, we are approaching a time in America during which our elected public officials will assault the liberties we have hired them to protect. Whatever the cause, the government will soon blame its failures to contain a virus on a small portion of the population and then impose restrictions on the inalienable rights of all of us.

We cannot ...Read more

What Happens When the Government Breaks its Own Laws?

In October of 2020, 14 people were arrested in Michigan and accused of being participants in a plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The governor had imposed draconian restrictions on religious, travel and commercial activities as a means, she claimed, to stem the spread of COVID-19. All of her restrictions were eventually found by courts to be ...Read more

 

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