Category: Constitution

The essential document outlining the powers of the Federal government and its limits.

Political Omens

George W. Bush, President 2001-2009

In organizing old files, this fictional memo from 2008 surprised me with its political omens. Dateline: Dec. 31, 2099 George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States of America, has been selected Man of the Century by Big Brother

The Future of News Media

Newspaper Rollers with equipment beyond

Should news media change to a different format to reach more viewers? Most newspapers and TV news shows are losing audience and advertisers. Are they header for extinction? They have taken the road of being commentators without great success. Fox Media comes to mind as the lonely exception. Role There is a news role that…

Impact: Personhood at Conception

What impact could a legal opinion that personhood begins at conception have? In my state the likelihood of such an amendment has always been small, but recent political events make even the strangest probabilities possible. Personhood Amendment Let’s consider the text of the Colorado proposed amendment of 2014, which was voted down. Shall there be…

Your Home is your castle

If you’re old enough and from Maryland, you’ll remember George Mahoney of “Your home is your castle” catch phrase. The Baltimore Catholic Review lists some important historical highlights this week, including this from 1966. The newspaper publishes “open letter” to George P. Mahoney, a Catholic candidate for governor who courted the anti-integration vote. It says…

Ben Carson and Kim Davis

Here’s a quote of Ben Carson on his position with respect to a Muslim president. “I don’t care what a person’s religious beliefs are or what their religious heritage is. If they embrace American culture, if they embrace our constitution and are willing to place that above their religious beliefs, I have no problem with…