Archive for category Constitutional Issues

Alabama Getting Out of the Marriage Business?

Or, more accurately, it appears Alabama may be getting out of the business of violently regulating marriage.  Alabama Senate Bill 20 passed a key procedural hurdle last week, receiving a 9-0 vote from the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee on 23 February.  The bill now moves before the full state Senate. This legislation would effectively nullify […]

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No More Nation Building

Nation Building The practice in which a foreign military force occupies a country to build infrastructure (such as roads and schools) and/or to protect the local government until it becomes stable. Nation building is highly controversial. Proponents argue that it stabilizes nascent democracies and protects local citizens, while critics contend that it is an unnecessary […]

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The DoD Finally Recognizes the Absurdity of “Gun-Free Zones”

In an interesting pre-Trump move, the Department of Defense (DoD) has notionally rescinded the so-called “gun-free zone” restrictions for military installations which have effectively, and ironically, made them soft targets in the recent past. Many pro-Second Amendment groups and individuals have called on the president-elect to take such a policy action upon assuming office in […]

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People Angry Because Hillary Clinton Won the Popular Vote: Pump the Breaks

It seems a central narrative for a lot of Hillary Clinton’s supporters, even on this blog, is that Donald Trump lost the popular vote and therefore is not legitimately the president-elect. Notwithstanding the legal reality that, for better or worse, the Electoral College is part and parcel to the Supreme Law of the Land (see […]

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Happy Veterans’ Day, America

And remember: if you support statist policies that infringe individual rights and freedoms – especially constitutionally-protected ones – you cannot accurately claim to actually support our troops or veterans.

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Dear Hillary Clinton: “No Fly, No Buy” is Equally Illegal as “Stop-and-Frisk”

During the first 2016 presidential debate a couple of weeks ago, Hillary Clinton chastised Donald Trump on the unconstitutionality of so-called “stop-and-frisk” policies of urban policing (specifically in New York City).  And credit where it is due, she is right – warrantless, unprompted searches conducted upon pedestrians simply because they are in “public” clearly violates […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Free Speech, and Meaningless Gestures

By now, most football fans – if not the rest of the free world – are aware that backup San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has decided not to stand during the playing of the National Anthem and the displaying of the colors at National Football League (NFL) games he is a part of or […]

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