Intellectual Property: Constitutional, and Crucial to Economic and National Security

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The Founding Fathers – were exceedingly intelligent individuals.  They established for us with their Constitution a framework – which allowed us to create the most successful society in humanity’s history. And the Founding Fathers – loved Intellectual Property (IP).  Because they knew how vital its protection was to their fledgling nation. Behold the Constitution’s Article […]

Thanks to the Trump FCC for Limiting Local Government Shakedowns

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Too many local governments look at their business permitting processes – as opportunities to gouge the companies simply trying to provide goods and services to the people who live there. This is certainly the case with companies that provide Internet access. As we diligently work to ensure everyone in America is connected – and win […]

Localities Shouldn’t Be Dictating (Inter-)National Policy

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Federalism is too infrequently mentioned. And when it does come up – it is woefully misrepresented and abused. Let’s check with our old friend Merriam Webster: “The distribution of power in an organization (such as a government) between a central authority and the constituent units.” Our Constitution is fully imbued with decentralized federalism. The Founding […]

We Are Surrounded by Intellectual Property – Until We Aren’t

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Tom Cruise has made more than a little bit of money as an actor. For which Cruise has to thank genetics, astronomical-odds-beating luck – and rigidly protective copyright laws. These Intellectual Property (IP) statutes protect the movies in which Cruise appears.  Thereby ensuring said flicks are (mostly) commercially available in formats on which he and […]

We Shouldn’t Be Doing Business with Communist China

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We didn’t win the (first) Cold War with Communist Russia – by handing them trillions of dollars. Embargoes and Sanctions – Cold War Sanctions: “In 1948, the United States began a campaign of economic sanctions against the Soviet Union that would last more than fifty years…. “For many years, the embargo on the Soviet Union […]

The Egregious Damage One Activist Judge Can Do

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Judicial activism has been a huge problem for decades.  Judges and Justices ignoring the Constitution and the law – and instead imposing their personal policy preferences.  Pretending they aren’t part of the Judicial Branch – but of the Legislative. The original sin of judicial activism? The Senate has over and over and over again consented […]