We less government types love federalism – rightly defined, of course: “A system of government in which states unite and give up some of their powers to a central authority.” That is precisely what happened in what became the United States. The thirteen colonies had just rid themselves of Britain. And by way of creating […]
One of the very many problems in the festering Swamp that is Washington, D.C. – is the inert posture most of its denizens so often strike. Too many pose and preen – but never actually do anything. Which we rightly, roundly, routinely criticize. So when DC does something well and good – we are obliged […]
The most damaging and pernicious of the nigh infinite elements of the Washington, D.C. Swamp – which President Donald Trump has pledged to drain – is the leftover personnel. Holdovers from the Barack Obama Administration especially – and residual creatures generally. Leftist ideological hacks – and permanent DC denizens. All of whom have very comfortable […]
The Constitution’s First Amendment reads as follows: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” The emphasis is […]
H.R. 1215 – the bill to nationalize tort law – is back. Which is bad news – and makes even less sense than the last time it was under consideration. It came up in mid-June, but was pulled – for exactly the right reason. Tort law is the many states’ domain – so this bill […]
Congress has…a lot to do.
Many Republicans all around the nation have long been champions of tort reform. Republicans in states like Texas have enacted it – and achieved the results its proponents promised. Whether or not you favor tort reform of any sort – we should all recognize that it is not a federal government issue. Republicans especially – […]
The Fifth Amendment of the Constitution reads, in part, as follows: “No person shall…be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.” Meaning if you own property – government can’t arbitrarily take it from you. In whole or in part. […]