Since the presidential election, my tension and anxiety has risen almost daily as president elect Trump has announced his choices for cabinet positions: A climate change denier as head of EPA; a leading opponent of the Affordable Care Act as […]Read More
A week ago, I was opining here on why a President Clinton would likely support an Article Five Constitutional Convention. Today, with democracy imperiled, I believe it is imperative that we—the citizens—realize that it is we who must secure democracy […]Read More
Let’s assume that President-elect Hillary Rodham Clinton, after winning a convincing election against Donald Trump, accompanied by the Democrats winning the Senate, continues to faces an intractable Republican party in control of the House; opposing Clinton’s programs for funding for […]Read More
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I begin by discussing the right to happiness and the right to the pursuit of happiness; two of the eight stated rights of the Declaration of Independence. Both rights give necessary context […]
I once had a role in a capital punishment case that only became controversial after trial and sentencing. That’s because the defendant declined to appeal and wished to proceed with the scheduled date of execution. His would be the first […]Read More
I apologize for not writing this article on eight rights of the Declaration of Independence–seven of them omitted by the Constitution. Instead, because each of the eight rights deserves more discussion than can be given to it in one article, […]Read More
When I think of our country’s goals, I think of an America whose dreams are yet unfulfilled. That’s because I look to the Declaration of Independence for guidance on our country’s purpose and not the Constitution.
Think back for a moment […]
In the recent Democratic primaries, I was heartened by the enthusiasm shown by young voters for Bernie Sanders and his ideals. Heartened because millennial voters apparently want authenticity and integrity from their political leaders and they want policies that are […]Read More
Let’s begin with a simple question: Why are you on the planet? Why am I on the planet? Answer: The simple truth is that we are on the planet because we want to be. Life is based on desire. In […]Read More
One of the issues facing any government is who or what gets the government’s resources. In the United States, allocation of resources seems to be heavily weighted in favor of Social Security, Medicare, and military defense spending; which suggests an […]Read More
The Constitution needs to be amended. Since Congress is too polarized to make certain necessary constitutional reforms, the only alternative is an Article Five Convention; called by Congress upon the application of two-thirds of state legislatures.
So, why does the Constitution […]