Separation of Church and State Primer

“The religious group, which will run the ark’s operations, won a federal court ruling in January that clarified that it can make religious-based hires even as it seeks a Kentucky tourism tax incentive worth millions.” Link to Article on Fox News.   “We are a religious group and we make no apology about that, and […]

Solving America’s Problems Requires Clear Thinking

Yesterday I stumbled across a rather insightful editorial by Bart Hinkle at the Richmond Times.  He demonstrated such clear thinking that I wrote the author a letter, presented here with minor corrections for spelling, punctuation, and grammar: I found your recent article to be very insightful.  It is a fascinating look at what ails America […]

The Oath of Office – Revisited

Any time a military officer or enlisted service member receives unlawful orders, we not only have the right to refuse such orders, we have a duty to do so, or at the very least, to question them in the hopes that whoever is issuing such orders has only made an honest mistake, instead of willfully […]

“Arms,” not “Firearms” – Why Details Matter

Our Second Amendment never limited the term “arms” to just “firearms.” Our Founding Fathers knew this well, as period writings clearly show that “arms” is the shortened form of “armaments,” of which “firearms” was only one type, and only used when references to “arms” was limited by type to firearms. When you enter the term […]

Court Rules People Have a “Fundamental Right” to Own Assault Weapons

OUTSTANDING! From the article… In a major victory for gun rights advocates, a federal appeals court on Thursday sided with a broad coalition of gun owners, businesses and organizations that challenged the constitutionality of a Maryland ban on assault weapons and other laws aimed at curbing gun violence.  A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court […]

Sharia Law v. Constitutional Law – Who is Above the Law?

  The recent poll says 51% of American Muslims think that Sharia law has precedent over the Constitution and that they should be able to establish Sharia courts throughout America.   The question asks whether Americans feel these Muslims should be deported from America.   97% of respondents say YES.   3% of respondents say […]

Shall Not Be Infringed

The term “infringement” doesn’t mean “prohibition.” It means “an encroachment or trespass on a right or privilege.” If I were to move off the sidewalk and walk through my neighbor’s grass, I would be infringing. It does little direct damage, but over time, that section of grass would die. If I then moved over to […]