‘The Constitution is a shield from the tyranny of the majority’

“The Constitution is a shield from the tyranny of the majority,” U.S. District Federal Judge Roger Benitez said late in June when he blocked one of the most horrific laws yet to damage the 2nd Amendment to the Bill of Rights – even in California dominated by one political party and one political ideology. A California referendum, […]

The constitutionality of escalating war in Afghanistan

Few presidential candidates in the last seven years have campaigned more for pulling out of Afghanistan than President Donald Trump, so his decision to escalate the war in Afghanistan, 16 years after it began, is a shock to many who are tired of the globalist no-win and perpetual warfare, and in part voted for him […]

I fear going to college

Student unrest in many colleges last spring demonstrated what is becoming obvious; institutions of higher learning are becoming radicalized and project intolerance for anything but a liberal view. Too few permit conservative or libertarian speakers, and far fewer invite a constitutional speaker. I was not surprised, some years ago, to hear a mother share with me […]

Constitution absent for woman raped in sanctuary city

The recent brutal rape of a 19-year–old woman in Burien, Washington, a Seattle suburb and a declared sanctuary city, has refocused attention on the constitutionality of a city protecting an illegal immigrant. The Constitution should have protected her. But the issue is complicated by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program created in 2012 by the […]

Why should Congress be exempted from ‘Obamacare’ and not you?

“If “Obamacare”is hurting people, & it is, why shouldn’t it hurt the insurance companies & why should Congress not be paying what the public pays?” President Donald Trump tweeted. Trump wants to remove privileged taxpayer subsidies to members of Congress, their staffs and insurance companies, at least until they pass something on health care. Each […]

The North American Union is on the table, again

Those of us who have taught international issues for decades have something to offer those who have not. Internationalism, new world order, world order and globalism are synonyms for world government. Other terms such as inter-nationalization, multilateral, politicization, integration, free trade, commonality, convergence, unification, harmonization and open borders are often used in conjunction with these synonyms […]

NAFTA: ‘No deal is better than a bad deal’

Much of why Donald Trump is president is because of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which always has been disastrous for the trades. Democratically controlled unions and their politicians were for it when signed into law by former President Bill Clinton, and without union support it would not be law. Big corporations and globalists […]

Trump may only repeal ‘Obamacare’

For eight years Republicans promised to repeal “Obamacare” when they had the power. None had voted for it. The word replace was never used. Senator Ted Cruz was the only presidential candidate promising to repeal it “day one.” But when Republicans got the power, they broke this promise. President Donald Trump had promised to “repeal and […]

When patriotism becomes mostly seasonal

Following our annual celebration of the Fourth of July, sometimes reflection is helpful. A week before this holiday everyone dons a patriotic tie. A week later few do. This inconsistent behavior is seasonal patriotism. The event comes and goes; essentially, the colors red, white, and blue are popular for a day, and then out. You might even be viewed […]

God referenced five times in the Declaration of Independence

It always amazes me when otherwise intelligent people are unable to find evidence of God in our governing documents. The Declaration of Independence, the signing of which we commemorate July 4th, alone has five references to God – two in the first paragraph, one in the middle and two in the last. It begins, “When in […]