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A Few Ideas Re DACA Replacement

Published on October 8, 2017 By sirrahc

While mulling over what to write on this week, I kept thinking about last week’s post. So, I decided to follow it up with a few thoughts — not entirely original, of course — on what I’d like to see in the imminent DACA/DREAMer-oriented legislation. Nothing profound, just my two cents. Knowing that I am […]

The American Idea

Published on July 2, 2017 By sirrahc

“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”  — James Madison Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) aggravates and annoys me as much as he does/says things I like. Just when I really start to appreciate him again, […]

Who Would Trump Put On the Supreme Court?

Published on October 23, 2016 By sirrahc

“[A]ll federal court judges, but most particularly Supreme Court justices, exert substantial influence on the development and application of the law over a long period, often for decades after the president who appointed them has left office…. The stakes are high indeed.”  — John G. Malcolm, director of the Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center […]

Khizr Khan and Sharia Law

Published on August 7, 2016 By sirrahc

“We already have creeping Sharia law in this country.”  — Mark Levin, political commentator, author, and radio host By now, we’ve all heard Khizr Khan’s speech (or part of it) at the Democratic National Convention, including his critical comments directed at Donald Trump and his ideas about banning Muslim immigrants. Khan had every right to […]

Calvin Coolidge’s Independence Day Speech (1926)

Published on July 3, 2016 By sirrahc

President Calvin ‘Silent Cal’ Coolidge was known as a “quiet and somber man whose sour expression masked a dry wit.” He was a small-government conservative Republican who fought for racial equality and “embodied the spirit and hopes of the middle class.” He could also give one heckuva good speech, as exemplified here. (Fwiw, this is […]

Executive Authority vs. Executive Privilege

Published on June 28, 2015 By sirrahc

“We’re not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone.” — President Obama, not-so-subtly implying that he’ll do whatever he can to advance his agenda As you may have noticed, the current […]

To Impeach or Not to Impeach, part 3

Published on October 5, 2014 By sirrahc

“I want Obama to go through the [impeachment] process because he has it coming…. Obama should be forced to defend his contemptible lies and actions. If for no other reason than his unbearable arrogance, the schmuck should have to pay a penalty.”  — columnist Burt Prelutsky On the other hand,… “[W]e should focus our attention […]

Heroes Are Human, Too

Published on July 6, 2011 By sirrahc

I remember when, many years ago, I first found out that the cast of the original Star Trek series did not always get along and a huge part of the problem was William Shatner’s ego. Star Trek was one of my all-time favorite TV shows (and the movies and the books), and Shatner was a […]

Gardens and Abusing the Commerce Clause

Published on December 31, 2010 By sirrahc

From the Truth-is-Stranger-than-Fiction file… In my last post, I (via Judge Napolitano) mentioned that the government has even “skulked into” our backyards (literally). The backdrop for this particular incident is the Great Depression, and the federal government has imposed artificial restrictions on farm production of wheat — “a problem industry for some years” — via […]

How Social Conservatives Work Against Themselves at the Voting Booth

Published on August 22, 2010 By sirrahc

Today we have a guest column from my friend Jamie Davis of the Jacksonville, FL, chapter of the Tenth Amendment Center. Take it away, Jamie… ======== Much has been said about the attack on the family and Judeo-Christian values in America.  Social conservatives are understandably vexed over the abandonment of social mores and core values […]

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