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 […]

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 […]

Judicial Activism: It’s Way Past Time to Impeach Fake Judges

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Impeaching judges is serious.  So am I: “Impeachment is the constitutionally specified means by which an official of the executive or judicial branch may be removed from office for misconduct. There has been considerable controversy about what constitutes an impeachable offense…. “Because ‘high Crimes and Misdemeanors’ was a term of art used in English impeachments, […]

It Wasn’t Just an Iceberg that Doomed the Titanic

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We almost all surely know the story of the RMS Titanic: “(A) British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and […]