April 24, 2018
Culture

I’m All For “Common Sense” Gun Control

March 27, 2018 Proof Positive 0

…now if someone could just codify “common sense”! People are very loosely and very passionate crying that we must pass “common sense” gun laws. They want them now! Anything less and you have “blood on your hands”. Fine. Let’s start with the aspect that has absolutely nothing with caliber, barrel [Read More]

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Government

Donald Trump’s achievements won’t last if Congress does not act

February 28, 2018 Bookworm 0

Donald Trump’s conservative victories have been huge, but unless Congress reasserts its powers and restrains the Courts, his gains will be ephemeral. The Heritage Foundation, perhaps the leading conservative think-tank, is over the moon with what President Trump has accomplished to date.  This from the Washington Examiner: With unprecedented speed, [Read More]

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Guns & 2nd Amendment

A history professor wrongly claims the Founding Fathers loved gun control

February 26, 2018 Bookworm 0

A Fordham professor folds, spindles, and mutilates colonial-era history to claim that the Founding Fathers supported stringent gun control laws. One of my Facebook friends was delighted to come across an article from an American History professor at Fordham trumpeting that the Founding Fathers loved gun control, and interpreted the Second Amendment [Read More]

Culture

A Primer on “Common Sense” Gun Laws

February 19, 2018 Proof Positive 0

First, let me say that I share in the loss and mourn with those who lost loved ones in that terrible Florida school shooting. Some people want to take advantage of those raw emotions to see if they can obtain some political advantage in what really ought to be a [Read More]

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Education

Reviewing an online BYU high school Honors Government class

February 8, 2018 Bookworm 0

Reviewing Unit 1 of BYU’s online Honors Government class suggests it’s no better than the high school class; the only advantage is that students save time. There’s an interesting unofficial experiment taking place at Little Bookworm’s high school: Rather than sitting through a semester of Government (five days a week [Read More]

Nominations

The Jefferson-Hamilton Handshake, Can the GOP be Saved

December 21, 2017 Puma ByDesign 0

Vassar Bushmills (Updated from 2010, when Obama-the-idea was still new.) The Hook The GOP establishment has always kept one foot in the water bucket during a thunderstorm; never fixing that hole in the roof, because, when it’s raining, it too wet to go outside, and when it’s sunny, hell, there [Read More]

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My Seventeen-Year Romance with George W Bush

October 24, 2017 Puma ByDesign 0

Vassar Bushmills In 2000 I genuinely liked George W Bush. He was more than just “not Al Gore” or even “not the continuation of the Clinton Machine.” He was Christian, a conservative (no really) and a quiet, congenial man. He ran on a string of conservative legislative themes, but which never [Read More]

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Politics

Outrageous Leftist hypocrisy about Arpaio’s pardon and DACA

September 7, 2017 Bookworm 0

Progressives claim Trump acted “unconstitutionally” with Arpaio’s pardon, while excoriating him for reversing Obama’s unconstitutional DACA program. Back in August, when President Trump pardoned Joe Arpaio, my Leftist friends were outraged. As far as they were concerned, he’d effectively pardoned the KKK’s Grand Kleagle. You can imagine then, how thrilled [Read More]

Social Issues

Drone Alone

July 19, 2017 Proof Positive 0

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or [Read More]

Culture

Independence Day, 2017

July 3, 2017 1willford 0

By: Mike McDaniel   I originally wrote this article for July 4, 2013.  I chose the photo of the B1 because I was fortunate enough to know a B1 instructor pilot who arranged for me to “fly” a B1 simulator for 45 minutes.  It was a fascinating experience, all the more so [Read More]

Politics

Survival Of The Republic

April 29, 2017 1willford 0

By: Mike McDaniel    It has been a long time coming, but it’s here. Progressives (leftists, statists, socialists, communists, Obamites, take your pick) have escalated their tactics. They’ve always been intimidating, even violent, motivated by self-imagined and assured moral and intellectual superiority, and their unshakeable belief in the depravity, even [Read More]

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Politics

Constitutional Originalism or the “living Constitution”: Gorsuch’s nomination and a tale of two law profs

April 4, 2017 Bookworm 1

The Gorsuch nomination, pitting Originalism against a “living Constitution,” is a fight for America’s soul — so pay attention because this is important! Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination has brought to the fore the seemingly dry argument about two competing theories of Constitutional interpretation, Originalism and the “living Constitution.” Gorsuch himself [Read More]

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