Tweets, Trump, and the Best Test of Truth

Federal District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald ruled because President Trump is a public figure, his Twitter account is a public forum. Thus, no blocking people allowed; doing so is nothing more than viewpoint discrimination that violates the First Amendment. In America we can speak our Read More …

Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands: States Changing The Way We Choose Presidents

Almost nobody reading this has ever voted for a United States President. Voters conscientiously vote every fourth November supporting a candidate, but never actually vote for one.  Rather, they vote for “electors” who later cast to their ballot. This is but one of the curiosities Read More …

Second Amendment Ain’t the Problem, So Why Abolish It?

Highly regarded retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens again called for the Second Amendment’s repeal. But why? The Second Amendment does not prevent gun-control. In District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), Justice Antonin Scalia with a narrow majority of five Justices correctly recognized the Read More …

The Obsolete Second Amendment Against Government Tyranny

The NRA and gun advocates repeat as a refrain our Constitution’s Framers statements about the need to protect an individual right to bear arms “against a tyrannical government.” They argue that maintaining an individual right to bear arms prevents totalitarianism. Confusingly, they also throw up Read More …

Guns, Race and That Flag – They’ve Always Been Bound Together in America

The spate of recent shootings has made clear the connection of guns and race in America. Statistics of inner-city gun violence show the connection pretty much every day. In this context, the National Rifle Association actually believes in gun control. “Nothing,” says the NRA, should Read More …

Misunderstanding the Constitution in the 2016 Republican Presidential Primary

“Time to rein in the United States Supreme Court,” pronounced Ted Cruz, junior senator from Texas, self-professed disciple of Originalism and aspiring presidential candidate. Cruz held hearings to stop the high court’s “lawlessness” and “judicial tyranny,” which he titled “With Prejudice: Supreme Court Activism and Read More …