Monthly Archives: August 2012

Is Distribution of Wealth in the Spirit of the Constitution?

I think distribution of wealth is anti-thetical to a compact designed for the protection of property.  From the Federalist Papers: Government is instituted no less for protection of the proptery than of the persons of individuals.  Madison, Number 54

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Ice T and the Federalist Papers

Not long ago, Ice T said that the 2nd Amendment was to protect citizens from the cops. But in the Federalist Papers, Hamilton argues that citizens have the right to protect themselves from the government: If the representatives of the … Continue reading

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Tilting at Straw Men

I know I’m a little behind with my posts (vacation), but what is with those women who dressed as vaginas at the RNC?  What do they expect to happen?  Will repressed Republican males wither and pale at the sight, unable … Continue reading

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I’m B.O., and I Approve This Message

So I was driving through Virginia yesterday (Wait – what are you doing in Virginia?  I’m on vacation) when I heard a Barack Obama ad.  Curious, since we don’t get these things in California, I turned up the volume. It … Continue reading

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Instability and the Economy

One economic theory states that as long as business owners can’t reasonably predict how the laws and taxes will affect them in future, economic growth will be curtailed.  Economists are still debating this today, but our Founders seemed to believe it … Continue reading

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What the Constitution Means

From the Federalist Papers on the powers of the Constitution… There is no position which depends on clearer principles than that every act of a delegated authority, contrary to the tenor of the commission under which it is exercised, is … Continue reading

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The Powers of the Federal Government

The Founders believed in local government, but recognized the need for a federal government for certain things.  From the Federalist Papers: The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to … Continue reading

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