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The Constitutional office of presidential elector has only one duty. The office disappears once that duty is carried out.  That duty is to represent people in the States, respectively, in the meeting of Electors that actually has the power to select two of the nation’s highest presiding officers. The Constitution entrusts with the power to [...]

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I just read a story on Barbwire.com about Senator Cruz's presentation at Regent University's Presidential Candidate Forum.  The story prompted me to leave the following comment: It's telling that Senator Cruz continually refers to Constitutional rights, when the crisis that's destroying our rightful liberty has to do with God-endowed unalienable rights. Like all the rest, [...]

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On the Laura Hollis Article “It takes a Bully”

In her WND article today, Laura Hollis correctly identifies the disposition characteristic of many of the registered Republicans who are supporting Donald Trump in spite of his easily proven record of hostility to most of the conservative positions the GOP is supposed to represent. (He has also benefitted, in South Carolina, for example, from a [...]

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  By a faction, I understand a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adverse to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community. (James Madison, The [...]

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[Occasionally I publish my reply to a comment on one of the articles I have published this week, along with the comment that occasioned it.  Here is an exchange related to my WND column this week "Which Candidate do I support?"] THE COMMENT I find it curious that after 200 years of electing imperfect men [...]

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Ask most conservatives and they’ll agree that one of the things that characteristically distinguishes socialists from God-fearing constitutional conservatives is their attitude toward truth.  Socialists think that the ends justify the means.  They think that if something contributes to the outcome they have in view, whatever has to be said or done to produce it [...]

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Reply to a Lincoln-Hater

[This comment and reply came in response to my recent article for the Daily Caller entitled Dr. Ben Carson is no Abraham Lincoln.] THE COMMENT The last thing we need is an Abraham Lincoln. Obama is a tyrant, but Lincoln was worse. Remember the habeas corpus? MY REPLY "The privilege of the writ of habeas [...]

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Sorry Folks, The Donald is no Ronald Reagan

[This piece appeared as an article for on The Daily Caller back in July, 2015. I'm posting the full text here for reference.] One of the reasons I admired Ronald Reagan is that he opposed communism, but he didn’t fear it.  So, when he called us to stand against it, he didn’t simply rely on [...]

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[In response to my WND article today I wrote a reply that may be of interest to my readers here.] THE COMMENT This piece is shallow opinions. It never talks about whether Trump can fix USA’s woes. Assuming he can, he is a man who can get our agendas done. So where's the problem? He [...]

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What is the consent of the governed?

In 1683, the forces of the Ottoman Empire were moving to besiege the city of Vienna. Once they had verified the Sultan’s intentions, what was the first thing the defenders of the city did?  They immediately inspected the city’s walls, to make sure that measures were taken to strengthen them everywhere they were in disrepair.  [...]

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