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Lawrence v. God

Now that I’m an ex-Christian, sometimes it feels like the veil has come off, and I’m able to see things more clearly than before.  One of those things is just when America became ex-Christian itself. When I was a Christian, I used to think that America’s ex-Christian phase kicked off […]

Wake-up Call

OCD is a pain.  I mean it’s a serious pain sometimes, and I’ve only got a light case in comparison with some people.  I’m not germ-conscious like Howie Mandel or…well, really, he’s the only celebrity I know with a bad case of it.  Think “Jack Nicholson in As Good As […]

Don’t Call It “Evolution”

I was reading this article from RealClear Politics about Marco Rubio’s depression over the current state of the GOP.  While I don’t necessarily agree with everything he says, his tone is sobering, and his conclusion is hard to argue against:  “The Republican Party and the conservative movement” are very much in […]

A History of “Solid” States

Some people like to complain about the Electoral College, “My state has been overwhelmingly [political party] for YEARZ, so my vote doesn’t count,” and believe that going to a national popular vote instead would make their votes count more.  There are pros and cons to that idea — mostly cons, […]

Is Secession Constitutional?

It seems to me that many of the arguments supporting the Southern states’ secession from the Union in 1861 hinge upon whether secession is constitutional. The U.S. Constitution provides no explicit mechanism for secession. However, one could argue that the Tenth Amendment reserves the power of secession to the states because the Constitution […]