• A Minority View

    A Minority View

    The nation’s demagogues and constitutionally ignorant are using the Charleston, South Carolina, AME church shooting to attack the Second Amendment’s “right of the people to keep and bear Arms.” A couple of years ago, President Barack Obama said, “I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations.” That’s a vision shared by many Americans, namely that the Constitution’s framers gave us the Second Amendment to protect our rights to go deer and duck hunting, do a bit of skeet shooting, and protect ourselves against criminals. That this vision is so widely held reflects the failure of gun rights advocates, such as the NRA and Gun Owners of America, to educate the American people. The following are some statements by the Founding Fathers. You tell me which one of them suggests that they gave us the Second Amendment for deer and duck hunting and protection against criminals.

  • Mankiller Money?

    Mankiller Money?

    A woman will be on the new $10 bill, bumping Alexander Hamilton aside. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says he will choose the woman by year’s end, based on “input from the public.”

  • Proposal To Remove Hamilton From $10 Bill Is An Assault on U.S. History

    Proposal To Remove Hamilton From $10 Bill Is An Assault on U.S. History

    Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew announced in mid-June that the Treasury Department’s 2020 redesign of the $10 bill will feature a female portrait. While including women on our currency is long overdue, and a welcome step, removing Alexander Hamilton makes no sense. In fact, it is an assault upon American history itself.

  • The character of independence

    The character of independence

    Great hours are often squandered by petty men.

  • Our Bill of Rights: Limiting federal power

    Our Bill of Rights: Limiting federal power

    Of course, the framers of the Constitution never set out to create a government with unbounded power.