Was slavery horrible? Yes. Was it immoral? Yes. But the one thing it was not is *unlawful*, and to put today’s American taxpayers under the onus of a crime for what was *legal behavior at the time* goes against not only an important principle clearly embedded in our Constitution but also our understanding of what living in a truly free society means.
In 2003, more than a decade before it legalized gay marriage, the Supreme Court declared all anti-sodomy laws unconstitutional. The United States could no longer punish a same-sex couple for engaging in homosexual acts. And that, combined with Roe v. Wade, is when America ceased to be a Christian nation.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]