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One Pleasant and Ten Practical Reasons to Have a Last Will and Testament

Shakespeare's Will

About seventy percent of Americans do not have a will. Many procrastinate. They believe they do not have enough assets or they simply do not want to consider their own mortality. If someone has not written a will, one has been written for them. State law determines what happens to the property of someone who […]

Florida Misdemeanor Law

Handcuffs & Misdemeanors

While less serious than felonies, a Florida misdemeanor arrest and guilty finding leads to criminal records with the FBI and state police. Florida misdemeanors carry a maximum punishment of a fine and up to one year in jail. Crimes for which a person may be punished by more than one year in jail or in […]

Affirmative Defenses to Criminal Charges: Self-Defense, Necessity, Entrapment, Insanity & Intoxication

Self Defense

In some criminal cases the defendant admits committing a criminal act. A legal excuse or justification may exist. This is an affirmative defense. For a person to be guilty of a crime, there are two things that must exist. The person must perform an action that is prohibited by law, and do so with an […]

Primer on Economic Systems and Societal Organization

Economics

There are words used to describe systems of government and economic approaches to organizing societies.  In public discussions the differences are often lost and terms of government are used interchangeably with terms of economics.  Though a given approach to organizing government may lend itself to adopting a given economic system, government and economics are not […]

Driving With a Suspended License in Illinois

How to Get Back a Suspended or Revoked Illinois Driver's License

The State of Illinois can suspend or revoke a person’s driving privileges for 36 reasons. Over 500,000 people in Illinois are unable to legally drive. Driving[1] with a suspended or revoked license (DWLS) in Illinois[2] is a serious matter. It is a criminal offense. Many people assume getting a ticket for driving while suspended is no different than any […]

Illinois Misdemeanor Law

Misdemeanor charges include fingerprints on record with the FBI

While the penalties less serious than felonies, a misdemeanor arrest and guilty finding leads to criminal records with the FBI and state police. Illinois misdemeanors carry a maximum punishment of a fine and incarceration of up to 364 days in jail. Crimes for which a person may be punished by more than one year in jail or […]

The Negro and the Constitution by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Young Martin Luther King

The oratory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. moved people to action to address the wrongs of racial discrimination.  He is best known for his “I Have a Dream” speech on August 28, 1963, given at the Lincoln Memorial before an estimated audience of 250,000 and millions more on television and radio. It might be […]

First Amendment to the Constitution: Freedom of Religion

Religious liberty in United States of America

The first ten amendments to the US Constitution are referred to as the Bill of Rights.  The First Amendment protects “freedom of expression” for Americans by restricting government authority to pass laws interfering with the freedoms of religion, speech, press and assembly.  A fifth right, to petition the government for redress of grievances, is listed, […]

How to Create a Crisis and Steal a Nation: Part Three

George Soros who bankrupted the Bank of England

This series begins by outlining the concepts of the Cloward-Piven Strategy of creating a crisis and then using that crisis to advance a political agenda and how the theories of Cloward-Piven built upon the radical teachings of Saul Alinsky.  The second installment provides a real life example of the technique at work in Kansas City […]

The Lithuanian Legend of the Iron Wolf and the Fall of the Soviet Union

Iron Wolf

A legend surrounds the founding of Vilnius, the present day capital of Lithuania. It is The Legend of the Iron Wolf. The legend begins with a hunting trip undertaken by the Grand Duke of Lithuania,[1] Gediminas to the holy woods in the Valley of Sventaragis around the year 1323. Gediminas was joined by the nobles of […]