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 …