A good argument can be made — and I tend to agree with it — that the Sixth Amendment, not the Second, is our last line of defense against tyranny. This is the amendment that guarantees that a criminal defendant be accorded a speedy trial by an impartial jury of his peers. The government can … Read more Tom DeLay and the criminalization of politics
“They hate us for our freedoms,” said former President George W. Bush by way of explaining the 9-11 attacks. Well, thanks to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), we no longer have one of our freedoms, namely freedom from unreasonable search and seizure. This month, the TSA escalated its screening procedures to require airline travelers to … Read more Maybe they won’t hate us anymore
A reader recently sent me a link to the following article that appeared in t r u t h o u t, an on-line publication its editors describe as “devoted to equality, democracy, human rights, accountability and social justice” — in other words, devoted to promoting a secular, leftist political agenda. The article was about … Read more Christian Reconstruction: the Left’s new bogeyman
Nevada voters have absolutely no reason to send Harry Reid back to the U. S. Senate this November. He has used his position as majority leader to push the United States toward bigger, more powerful, more expensive, and ever more intrusive government — a place where American voters, and Nevada voters especially, do not want … Read more Sharron Angle’s ‘2nd Amendment remedies’
I was planning to write something patriotic for Independence Day — you know, something about how an oppressed people living on the edge of an untamed continent stood up to tyranny; a people who, though vastly outnumbered and under-supplied, fought and won a long, hard war against the greatest economic and military power on Earth … Read more Big Brother wants to know…EVERYTHING!