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What, Exactly, Is the Supreme Court Supposed To Do?

By a vote of 52-48, the U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court.  At Judge Barrett’s swearing-in ceremony held at the White House on October 26, President Donald Trump told her: Justice Barrett, as you take your oath tonight, the legacy of our ancestors falls to…

400 Year-old Advice that Could Save Us

Four hundred years ago, before setting foot on that famous rock, 41 passengers aboard the Mayflower signed the Mayflower Compact, a document of immeasurable influence on the country that would become the United States of America. The pious congregation of Christians known to history as Pilgrims was in their own time called Separatists for their…

License Plate Readers: Surveillance on a Smartphone

License plate scanners aren’t just for the surveillance state anymore. According to a story published by Bloomberg Business Week, your neighbors might have already added the devices to their home security system. Here’s the explanation: Maryland-based Rekor Systems Inc. has started offering home video surveillance software through a service called Watchman, starting at $5 a…

490 B.C. Project: Why Marathon Matters

“I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past.”  Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775.  “Today, I am also pleased to announce that I will soon sign an Executive Order establishing a national…

George III Knew More About State Sovereignty Than We Do!

“His Brittanic Majesty acknowledges the said United States, viz., New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, to be free sovereign and Independent States….” That is the first clause of Article 1 of the Treaty of Paris, the agreement…

RICHARD PRICE: PREACHER, PHILOSOPHER, AND FLAMETHROWER OF LIBERTY

“Make way! Make way for the good Dr. Price!” This is reportedly the familiar cry of farmers and tradesman that would greet Richard Price every morning as he would pass by their stalls at the marketplace. Today, there are PhDs in American history who have never heard of this man once known as the “Torchbearer…

Aristotle Predicted 2020

The study of history is the best medicine for a troubled mind for in history you have a record of the infinite variety of human experience plainly set out for all to see; and in that record you can find for yourself and your country both examples and warnings; fine things to take as models,…

Kamala Harris Natural Born Citizen

Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, has chosen California Senator Kamala Harris to be his running mate.  While such a story may seem somewhat unremarkable, the particulars of the two people involved in this political decision make the story more problematic than it appears on its face. Joe Biden suffers from what many reckon are…

Should We Declare Independence Again?

July 2, 1776. Delegates from 12 of the 13 colonies represented in the Second Continental Congress voted to formally “dissolve the political bands” that bound them to Great Britain. Just 24 hours before that historic vote, the severing of those ties was in doubt. On Monday, July 1, Congress resolved itself into a committee of…

What Will We Declare?

Friends, this day in 1776 is the day we celebrate the secession of – eventually – 13 already-existing republics from an empire that had grown ever more despotic and injurious to the natural rights of the people of those 13 countries. Ambassadors from 11 of those 13 countries voted to unite in a Declaration of…