The Left will rue the day they cheered an activist Court

Summary:  The reactions to the Court's ruling on Obamacare and same sex marriage divide on predictable partisan grounds, as Americans seek what they want. We care little about Constitutional procedure and less about the work of making the machinery work as the Founders intended. It's the thinking typical of political regimes' last days, when belief … Continue reading The Left will rue the day they cheered an activist Court

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Police grow more powerful; the Republic slides another step into darkness. Can cellphone cameras save us?

Summary: Our system is changing; the Republic is dying. Events in Ferguson illustrate some aspects of this the police's militarization, alienation from the community, and increased use of force. Today we look at the last component of this cycle -- their immunity from consequences. It's not "just happening". Day by day our elites change the … Continue reading Police grow more powerful; the Republic slides another step into darkness. Can cellphone cameras save us?

Destroying campaign finance laws, another win for the 1%. Another step to a New America.

Summary: It's fun to read the shocked, shocked reactions to the Supreme Court's latest gutting of the campaign finance laws. The 1% have been gathering wealth, income, and political power for 40 years. What did the Left expect the 1% to once they owned the high ground n every aspect of American society? Like Bruce … Continue reading Destroying campaign finance laws, another win for the 1%. Another step to a New America.

The Court overturns two laws passed by Congress. Everybody cheers!

Summary:  This was a bad week for the Republic. No matter what your opinions about Same Sex Marriage and the Voting Rights Act, these decisions weaken us. As we become more accustomed to undemocratic solutions, our ruling elites become stronger. We become weaker. It {is} an axiom of eternal truth in politics that whatever power … Continue reading The Court overturns two laws passed by Congress. Everybody cheers!

Should we thank the Court as it rescues us from our bad laws? Or just bow?

Summary:  America remains locked in a battle between Left and Right. Each fights to protect the Constitution -- or the pieces of it they value. Neither cares for the it as other than a tool to advance their interests. The Constitution, torn between them, slowly withers. The American people mildly, intermittently cheer both sides -- … Continue reading Should we thank the Court as it rescues us from our bad laws? Or just bow?

Looking ahead to the next step of the quiet coup, and a new America

Summary: We can look ahead to the next steps in the quiet coup overthrowing the Second Republic, that's forging a new America. Here are some insightful articles about what to expect. Contents Excerpts appear below; please read these articles in full. "Is this 1936?" by David Bernstein (Prof Law, George Mason U, bio) "Conservative Southern … Continue reading Looking ahead to the next step of the quiet coup, and a new America