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Lincoln at Gettysburg Renews American Proposition: All Men are Created Equal

James Wilson, a founding father from Pennsylvania, once said that “[l]aw and liberty cannot rationally become the objects of our love, unless they first become the objects of our knowledge.” Abraham Lincoln understood this well.  A student of America, the Declaration of Independence and the country’s first principles, law and liberty were objects of Lincoln’s […]

Trump at the UN: Part 5, Freedom, Democracy, Human Rights and Liberty

INTRODUCTION Part 5 of a 5 Part Series This series begins with Trump at the UN: Part 1, a Tale of Two Presidents and a Vision In the final section of his address to the United Nations President Trump speaks directly to the dictators in the room and those who would be domestic dictators in […]

Trump at the UN: Part 4, The Western Hemisphere

Introduction Part 4 of a 5 Part Series This series begins with Trump at the UN: Part 1, a Tale of Two Presidents and a Vision On September 24, as President Trump addressed the United Nations he took his audience on a world tour that included China, Iran, Korea and Afghanistan.  His final stop in […]

Trump at the UN: Part 3, Iran, Korea and Afghanistan

INTRODUCTION Part 3 of a 5 Part Series This series begins with Trump at the UN: Part 1, a Tale of Two Presidents and a Vision On September 24, 2019 President Trump addressed the United Nations. This speech was largely overlooked because on the same day Nancy Pelosi announced her support of what she termed […]

Trump at the UN: Part 2, China

INTRODUCTION Part 2 of a 5 Part Series This series begins with Trump at the UN: Part 1, a Tale of Two Presidents and a Vision In 1971, for all practical purposes, China was closed to the world.  There were import/export restrictions in place and China’s access to world currency markets, particularly US dollars was […]

Trump at the UN: Part 1, A Tale of Two Presidents and a Vision

INTRODUCTION Part 1 of a 5 Part Series On September 24, 2019 I had a court matter in Dixon, IL. During the nearly two-hour drive I was able to listen to President Trump’s speech at the United Nations. (A video of President Trump’s UN speech can be found at the end of Trump at the […]

Eliminating the Electoral College Puts California in Charge

There’s a growing number of states that are trying to make themselves completely irrelevant in selecting the President of the United States. The states are doing this of their own free will by passing laws to give their electoral votes to the candidate that receives the largest number of votes across the country. A Quick […]

Modern Day Red Scare upon us, but Americans asleep at the wheel.

  I find it quite ironic, that a country founded on principles of limited government and individual liberty is now turning to communist policies and demonizing success, in favor of extremely high tax rates. All of this just one year after President Trump pushed for and got significant tax reform that resulted in substantial tax […]

Article VI: The Supremacy Clause

  Article VI of the US Constitution is used often by government officials and pundits, when they are trying to justify significant federal power grabs. Since 9/11, we have seen many runs on constitutional rights through legislation that chooses to arbitrarily decide which rights need to go, so that they (Uncle Sam) can keep us […]

Federalism, Separation of Powers, and Judicial Independence

       Federalist #78 highlights the importance of judicial independence, and the role that it plays in our nation’s system of checks and balances. Alexander Hamilton believed that the court needed to be independent in order to have the authority and ability to shut down legislation that gives the federal government extraconstitutional authority through the usurpation […]