Tag Archives: constitutional law

Liberty and prosperity in NJ?

Flag of New Jersey

Putting aside the many regulations, property taxes, highway tolls, income tax and sales tax, just to name a few areas where New Jersey leads the country in its attack on Prosperity, the LIBERTY part of the state’s motto continues to be in the sights, so to speak, of New Jersey’s leftist legislative body.

Hollywood: deadly values

The Hollywood Sign

Two days ago, America got a deadly demonstration of Hollywood values, and what they can do to people. But most people won’t think of that. They should.

Ben Carson: open letter

Ben Carson at CPAC 2014

Dear Dr.  Ben Carson,

First of all I would like to tell you how much you are admired and respected by millions upon millions of Americans.  At that “Breakfast Dinner” where you spoke, the people of this country were blessed to be able to see and hear, for the first time since Obama took office, a person stand up and say what needed to be said.

Taxation without representation

The Constitution assumed local control of most government functions, not the current centralized system.

The term “taxation without representation” is commonly associated with our War for Independence. It was one of many grievances the Colonists held against the King of England for the three taxes imposed upon the Colonists. Today we are also suffering from this tyrannical activity but nary can a complaint be heard – possibly because it has gone unnoticed. Unfortunately, “unnoticed” does not mean unpracticed.

IRS scandal involves Senate

The IRS scandal gained a new face - in Congress.

New IRS emails clearly implicate the United States Senate in the scandal of the way the Internal Revenue Service handled applications for tax-exempt status. The new emails name only one Senator. But none can doubt other Senators also encouraged the IRS to do what they did. This is the worst part of the IRS scandal: we have a Senate not protecting our liberties, but infringing on them.

Right to bear arms and States

The Constitution assumed local control of most government functions, not the current centralized system.

I am not a Constitutional Scholar but I do have comprehensive reading abilities. With all the new laws popping up nationwide that regulate our right to bear arms, it occurred to me that a basic reading of the Constitution requires that an amendment be passed in order to make these laws constitutionally valid. Therefore, I embarked on a quest to find this amendment, and alas, none could be found. I’m being facetious of course. As a Constitution-carrying American citizen, I am fully aware of the fact that such an amendment does not exist.

Elections: Tools of Tyranny?

Ballot box. The Texas voter ID law will stop people from stuffing this.

Just this past week yet another conservative hopeful has failed his country, our Constitution and the people who have placed their confidence in him.  Rand Paul has joined the Progressive camps of the ruling parties with his declaration that voter fraud, the worst kind of election fraud, should be ignored.

Just tell them what they want to hear

Anti-ethics produced this result and now glosses over it.

Did you hear about the dictator who was asked by one of his subordinates, “How do we get the people to believe our lies?” The dictator answered, “Just tell them what they want to hear.”

What I love about New Jersey

Flag of New Jersey

Those living inside the Garden State probably have a different concept about what life is like within New Jersey than those living outside of New Jersey. Geographically and ecologically, the State has much to offer: mountains, farmlands, beautiful state parks and forests, coastal living, amusements and casinos, cities, and this year: a whole lot of snow! Unfortunately, New Jersey is seldom thought of in these terms. Our distinctive accents and our corrupt politics seem to be what we are most strongly identified with.

Sheriffs, guts, and the Constitution

Your local sheriff might be all that stands between you and a coup d'état.

Although little media attention has been given to the absentee sheriff of Clark County, Nevada, there are signs in the background of the militia pictures that read: “Where is the Sheriff?” The elusive Sheriff Douglas C. Gillespie’s name is also difficult to find on Clark County’s sheriff’s websitei. This once revered Sheriff received the prestigious Sheriff of the Year Award from the National Sheriff’s Association as recently as March 18, 2014, but in April of 2014 he would be more deserving of the Casper Award for Sheriffs that Disappear When Needed Most.