America’s Real Oligarchy


The greatest assault on our liberties isn’t necessarily coming from the Executive or the Legislative branch. The U.S. Constitution doesn’t truly provide for ‘lifetime appointment’ of federal judges, but rather, as stated in Article 3, Section 1: “The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour.” It is … Continue reading America’s Real Oligarchy

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So Much for ‘Helpless and Harmless’


“At the establishment of our constitutions, the judiciary bodies were supposed to be the most helpless and harmless members of the government.” – Thomas Jefferson in a letter to A. Coray, October 31, 1823 The Nevada Supreme Court ruled law enforcement doesn’t need to show probable cause or get a warrant before obtaining cell phone … Continue reading So Much for ‘Helpless and Harmless’

Autograph


As Louis Baker stepped from the stage, he knew he had hit the big-time. The cheering, standing ovation, the slaps on the back from other performers and stage hands, all told him so. Out back of the theater, Louis Baker discovered even greater adulation as a crowd of several dozen flocked around him screaming, yelling his name and … Continue reading Autograph

The Truth Behind ‘Stealing Delegates’


We keep hearing about that this candidate or that candidate is “stealing delegates.” There is no such thing. First of all, it implies something illegal, or at best, nefarious. Secondly, there is no way you can “steal” delegates. Here’s how the delegate system works. In most states, delegates are selected by the campaign of a … Continue reading The Truth Behind ‘Stealing Delegates’

If You See Something, Say Something


Our so-called Department of Homeland Security is constantly advising American’s, “If you see something, say something.” But what if it’s the government that’s acting suspicious? Questions remain about the origin of a mysterious box on a utility pole near 21st and Glendale Avenues in Phoenix, Arizona. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives … Continue reading If You See Something, Say Something

Air Force Commander Violates the First Amendment


The Air Force is supposedly conducting an investigation after a video surfaced of retired Senior Master Sgt. Oscar Rodriguez being forcibly removed from a ceremony at Travis Air Force Base, near Sacramento in California. The incident took place on April 3 during, the retirement ceremony of Master Sergeant Chuck Roberson. A spokesman from the base … Continue reading Air Force Commander Violates the First Amendment

The Meaning of ‘Rule of Law’


Many times throughout our lives we’ve heard the term ‘rule of law.’ It sounds simple enough but what does it really mean? But first, we should correct our vernacular – it isn’t jus’ ‘rule of law,’ rather we should always say it correctly, ‘Constitutional rule of law,’ as the U.S. Constitution is a contract between … Continue reading The Meaning of ‘Rule of Law’

How and When We Became Factionalized


In 1962, the Supreme Court ruled that praying in school was unconstitutional, setting the stage that began the assault on America’s religious freedom. Interestingly, children saying prayers in school does not and cannot qualify as Congress making a law to establish religion. But it certainly could be interpreted as prohibiting the free exercise thereof. Yet, … Continue reading How and When We Became Factionalized

Tyranny Doesn’t Always Come at the End of a Gun Barrel


Nevada Senator Harry Reid wants the Obama’s administration to grab a stretch of land in Southern Nevada near the Bundy Ranch, now that many in the Bundy group are in federal custody. Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, his sons Ammon and Ryan, and several supporters, are facing federal charges stemming from two standoffs with the federal … Continue reading Tyranny Doesn’t Always Come at the End of a Gun Barrel

The Making of a Political Prisoner


Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy will remain in custody without bail in advance of his federal trial. A judge made the ruling Thursday after Bundy's attorney asked for, and was granted a review of his previous detention hearing in Oregon. In my humble opinion, this is tantamount to “cruel and unusual punishment.” You must remember he’s … Continue reading The Making of a Political Prisoner

For the Record


Let's be clear historically: The American Revolutionary War was not a battle between the British And Americans. It was a battle between British Colonists and their government. It was a battle to win independence from government intrusion, denial of liberty, and government control. It was a civil war, not a foreign war.