A new age of self-determination

"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them." This is most of the... Continue Reading →

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The Proportion Problem

The House of Representatives serves a very specific role in the functioning of the United States government. It it the strong hold of popular sovereignty. It is where our most direct representatives go to see that our specific needs and desires are seen to by the federal government. This is the best example of real... Continue Reading →

The role of the US Constitution

This week we "celebrated" a second tier holiday known as Constitution Day. It memorializes the signing of our government's charter. This year as the day passed on social media and in the pundit sector of the news we saw the predictable and indeed even inevitable collection of silly misplaced attacks on the document and the... Continue Reading →

The Chicago soda party

There is a small kernel of truth in every meme and joke on the internet(Except the commie made ones). It is also rightly pointed out that our Founding Fathers, may they rest in peace, rebelled over tax rates that look absurdly low compared to the standards that we live under today. I think we as... Continue Reading →

(B)Rand Paul is back at it again

There are a handful of things about the United States Senate that anybody can enjoy. liberals, progressives, libertarians, conservatives, centrists, and the average citizen who doesn't actually even care enough to identify as anything. Among these things are the constant silliness that our senators have chosen to descend slowly deeper into every decade since its... Continue Reading →

What is the nature of freedom?

Like most Americans I think that I am free. Like most Americans I also assume this to be a completely forgone conclusion. Finally like most Americans I also assume that I know what freedom is. After even ¬† the most cursory thinking though it quickly becomes self evident that it is a ¬†much more complex... Continue Reading →

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