I spend a lot of times studying what the founders wrote. After all, that’s an important part of how we determine the original, legal meaning of the Constitution. But it’s important to always consider context. One of the foundations of constitutional originalism is that it has a fixed meaning. In a letter to William Johnson, […]

Today’s public transit police departments offer a frightening glimpse into the future of commuter surveillance. The feds, with the willing cooperation of state and local law enforcement, are building a giant surveillance network on the U.S. transportation system. Last year the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) was accused of creating an app that spied on […]

As we’ve said before, give government an inch and it will always take a mile. Especially when it comes to war powers. The U.S. dropped over 44,000 bombs during Trump’s first term – all without any declaration of war. If bombing people doesn’t bother you, perhaps the cost of these undeclared wars will. According to […]

Instead of following the foreign policy trajectory blazed by Bush Clinton, Bush, Obama and Trump, perhaps it would serve us consider the wisdom of a former president who is generally overlooked: Calvin Cooledge.  While some U.S. presidents receive the praise and adulation from modern establishment historians, others are often overlooked for one reason or another. Either […]

In this episode, I tackle all 14 republican constitutions of the newly-created American states. In the process, I illustrate the similarities and differences between them, explain their purpose, and their influenced western civilization in general. In addition, I discuss the inception of the Articles of Confederation, the first constitution of the United States, which was […]

I’ve come to a conclusion: there is a segment of Trump supporters out there who are delusional. They are so blinded by the cult of personality that they can’t objectively look at reality. Last month, the Trump administration broke the one-month record for spending. In other words, Trump and his Republican colleagues in Congress are […]

Today in 1787, representatives in Philadelphia signed the finalized United States Constitution. This occurred after a summer filled with contrasting proposals and rigorous debate. The convention decided upon a league of states rather than a national government, settling on “a more perfect union.” Throwing monarchy to the wayside, the body embraced the separation of powers […]

Chuck Schumer’s evil schemes to hold up the Kavanaugh SCOTUS nomination are beginning to remind me of Havey Korman’s Hedley Lamarr in Blazing Saddles. It seems Schumer dispatched Diane Feinstein to send the FBI a secret letter from a secret…