Constitution

MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL… (…who’s the faux-new-iest of them all?) In the latest escalation of his war with the news “media”, Mr. Trump’s calling it an “enemy of the people” shows that were it not for our Constitution he

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IS AMERICA CONSTRUCTING A NEW TOWER OF BABEL… (…from too much emphasis on …pluribus…and not enough on…unum?) Everyone is familiar with the biblical story explaining the diversity of languages in this world…when human hubris attempted to build a towering structure

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ARE WE POOR LITTLE LAMBS… (…who have lost our way?) Democracy is one of the noisiest and messiest systems ever conceived for political association as a coherent whole. It’s noisy…because of the cacophony of individual voices all clamoring for attention

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WRONG HEADED COMMENTS ABOUT THE SECOND AMENDMENT… (…apparently prove that ignorance is bliss when it becomes an issue) Donald Trump’s recent comments about the second amendment…if Hillary is elected the judges she’ll appoint will do away with it…show that he’s

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WHO IS BEST QUALIFIED TO BE PRESIDENT… (…and what might those qualifications for it be?) There’s a lot of yammering going on right now about whether any of the currently proposed candidates for the Oval Office are “qualified” to be

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FURTHER THOUGHTS ON ORIGINALIST VIEWS ABOUT OUR CONSTITUTION (…and their validity in the context of our society’s modern conditions and times) Justice Scalia’s death will no doubt re-ignite heavy pro-con debates about his originalist views about our Constitution… and their

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LOSS OF A STRONG VOICE AT THE SUPREME COURT… (…for adherence to the original meanings of the language and intent of our Constitution) The recent death of Justice Scalia of the Supreme Court leaves not just a gap in that

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HACKERS OF THE WORLD UNITING… (…to now do something having a redeeming social value) A few days ago a newspaper item caught our eye. Apparently the recent ISIS inspired atrocities in Paris and elsewhere went too far, finally pissing off

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THANKSGIVING… (… and how fortunate we’re still able to do so…) It’s that time of year again when we celebrate a folklore event of our history, which may or may not have occurred the way we think it did; but,

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BLURRING OUR CONSTITUTIONAL DIVIDE BETWEEN CHURCH AND STATE (…as Congress enthusiastically welcomed a charismatic Pope with multiple ovations) Pope Francis’ arrival in America has had all the appearance of another Beatles invasion, complete with wildly cheering and enthusiastic throngs mobbing

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