Alexander Hamilton and the Bill of Rights

It's hard to imagine the U.S. Constitution today without the Bill of Rights trailing right behind those first seven articles that outline the structure of our government. Even when the first drafts of the new constitution were being written, adding a list of protections against government over-reach was a top priority for many of the … Continue reading Alexander Hamilton and the Bill of Rights


Thoughts on Southern Secession

Between the time that Abraham Lincoln began publicly debating slavery issues during his run for Illinois' U.S. Senate seat in 1858, and his election to the White House in 1860, parts of the South and Southwest had undergone the final stage of alienation from the circles of political power in Washington, D.C., and points north. … Continue reading Thoughts on Southern Secession

Are We Ready for a Constitutional Convention?

The case against a Constitutional Convention is starting to surface from true political Conservatives now that 39 states have officially filed applications for such a National meeting with the esteemed House of Representatives. The main rub of the argument is that such an untested trial is too risky to be experimented with in an era … Continue reading Are We Ready for a Constitutional Convention?

“Doctors Without Borders”? or “Traveling Within Reason”

I'm looking up at this world map on my wall which is sponsored by a medical group that likes to travel and apparently does God's work. The quote at the top of the poster reads, "We find out where conditions are the worst, the places where others are not going, and that's where we want to … Continue reading “Doctors Without Borders”? or “Traveling Within Reason”