The New Civil War

Today in Seattle tensions are mounting as a group of people demand the removal of a Confederate monument in Lake View Cemetery. This happens from time to time. You might remember Destroying the Seattle Confederate Memorial  from two years ago in which I mention the diverse parties involved in its dedication. Earlier today I was informed […]

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Happy Birthday U.S. Constitution!

Hey We the People– September 17th is Constitution Day, meaning it’s been 228 years since the completion of the supreme law of the United States. The National Constitution Center has an Interactive Constitution page that delves into relevant issues. Also check out their pop quiz. And they have a great FAQ page. Viva la Constitution, […]

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The Day We Fight Back

TODAY, FEBRUARY 11TH, 2014 IS THE DAY WE FIGHT BACK AGAINST MASS SURVEILLANCE Click on the image above to learn more. ************************************************************************************* Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost. -Jean Jacques Rousseau ************************************************************************************* (Update, 2/11/14: I just posted this comment on another site in response […]

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The United States Constitution just took 23 consecutive hits today as Obama signed 23 executive actions (or executive orders?) under the guise of curbing gun violence: This is the most egregious attack on the Constitution by the executive branch I have seen in my lifetime. Implementing such regulations is not supposed to be a function […]


Constitution 101

Hillsdale College is offering an online course to teach people about the Constitution: Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the U.S. Constitution – Hillsdale College. Here is information from their website. Please note that the class started this week, but the lectures are archived, so you can catch up. This is a fantastic opportunity […]

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George W. & the Tebow

There’s an email going around right now that asks an intriguing question: The wise and objective Ralph Hiatt had this to say: Tim Tebow’s “Te-bow” reminds me of the almost exact position shown in the famous painting of General George Washington who was not ashamed to be a Christian when he knelt and prayed for his […]

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Snyder v. Phelps, Part 1

Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled– seemingly– in favor of the Westboro Baptist bigots. Judging from the explosion of comments and coverage on the web, Americans from all walks of life are shocked and outraged over the ruling. But does our Constitution allow any other outcome? Given the modern “fast food” approach to news in […]

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Snyder v. Phelps, Part 2

Now to take on Westboro Baptist Church and its infamous founder, Fred Phelps (I know that friends just heard my literary shotgun racking knowing I take after the fiery Protestant preacher branch of the family tree). I must preface my remarks by saying that I believe God is who He says He is as stated […]

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