Abortion, the courts, and the need to pass laws via the democratic process

As we await the final Supreme Court decision on abortion, we should all do well to remember the the Courts are no substitute for the Democratic process.  As the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg put it, “Doctrinal limbs too swiftly shaped may prove unstable.”  This is especially true when even liberal legal scholars believe Roe… Continue reading Abortion, the courts, and the need to pass laws via the democratic process

One year after January 6, the protection of democracy is all the rage, but what sort of democracy do Democrats have in mind?

Democrats and the mainstream media repeatedly warn that democracy itself is in peril, under attacks not seen since the Civil War, while simultaneously pushing to demolish key pillars of our system of government included but not limited to the filibuster, the Electoral College, and the composition of the Supreme Court.  It’s almost like democracy means… Continue reading One year after January 6, the protection of democracy is all the rage, but what sort of democracy do Democrats have in mind?

Radical change in America is hard for a reason, progressives should learn it well at their own peril

If you think the government is dysfunctional now, imagine what it will look like when every department and program is subject to an endless, see-saw partisan battle, coming and going practically with each election cycle.  That’s precisely what will happen if 50 votes is the new 60 in the Senate. As Democrats press ahead with… Continue reading Radical change in America is hard for a reason, progressives should learn it well at their own peril

The enduring importance of our Constitutional order becomes more apparent by the day

American democracy can be messy and confusing, but that’s only because it’s working as intended:  Ensuring every decision of the government is subject to scrutiny, helping to keep each branch of government within the bounds of their authority, and that no single person ever is vested with unlimited authority or power.  What other alternative is… Continue reading The enduring importance of our Constitutional order becomes more apparent by the day

Democracy under assault, I know this because the media told me so!

While Democrats and the mainstream media manufacture the meme that Republicans and conservatives are engaged in an all out assault on democracy so dire that the Republic itself might not survive, it might be helpful to consider their own record on the matter.  It was less than a year ago they undertook a revolution in… Continue reading Democracy under assault, I know this because the media told me so!

Whatever liberals don’t like is unconstitutional

From the filibuster to originalist interpretation of the Constitution, liberal scholars increasingly insist that their point of view is privileged, even when it changes, and even when they’re making up the facts and obfuscating themselves.  Translation:  Whatever positions liberals hold at the moment are the only viable positions, everyone else is either lying, misinformed, or insane.… Continue reading Whatever liberals don’t like is unconstitutional

1776, revisited: A few questions for President Joe Biden

Biden says the 1776 Commission is “offensive,” “counterfactual,” “ignorance and lies.”  Well, if Biden were George Washington, what exactly would he have done differently?  How would Biden have ended slavery at the time of the founding?  And does he endorse The 1619 Project? I’m rescinding the previous administration’s harmful ban on diversity and sensitivity training… Continue reading 1776, revisited: A few questions for President Joe Biden

1776 cannot be cancelled: The founding of America is a singular moment in the history of the world

Joe Biden cancels the 1776 Commission in favor of the outrageously flawed 1619 Project, but the genius of the American founding and system of government is universal and will not be denied.  Freedom today remains as important as it ever was. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that… Continue reading 1776 cannot be cancelled: The founding of America is a singular moment in the history of the world

Do the lockdowns have any limiting principle?

As the Supreme Court weighs in for the first time, it’s time to consider where the government’s ability to restrict basic freedoms begins and ends Late Wednesday afternoon, the Supreme Court ruled on government imposed COVID-19 regulations for the first time, striking down Governor Andrew Cuomo’s restrictions on religious worship.  Not surprisingly, in today’s coronavirus… Continue reading Do the lockdowns have any limiting principle?

We should all be thankful for the 10th amendment

States rights has gotten a bad rap in recent years, but de-nationalizing remains our best means to de-escalate political battles and reduce polarization The much-maligned, often-forgotten 10th Amendment is very simple and straightforward: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the… Continue reading We should all be thankful for the 10th amendment