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Let’s start this column with the fifth and sixth amendments to the Constitution. Amendment five: No person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime unless on a … more
 The social contract of life, liberty, and property, derived from the Bible and defined for us by famed philosopher John Locke, is the legal foundation to a free society. Without it, a free … more
Since it is almost May Day, I thought I would spend a couple of columns talking about the importance of labor, the labor movement, and unions. Some of you may wonder what that has to do with the … more
 Does the subject “Critical Race Theory” sound too deep and too boring to investigate and comprehend?  I agree that it sounds that way, but, nonetheless, we need to have at … more
 John Locke’s writings did much to inspire the American Revolution. A number of times throughout history, tyranny has stimulated breakthrough thinking about liberty. This was certainly … more
 Just a few more sentences on last week’s Bill of Rights one and two. It has been said that the American citizens, of late, have been so uninformed and mis-informed that they are incapable … more
 Defund the police!  Do away with the police!  Let everyone police their own neighborhood!  These are some of the more prominent refrains that currently echo across our … more
 About four years or so ago, I was curious about something, so I decided to test it out in my modern U.S. history classes. I had three sections of the class at that time, so around 150 students. … more
 When I look at what has transpired in the election of 2020 and the subsequent presidency of Joe Biden, I think we, as Americans, are right back to where we were in 1789 when James Madison, then … more
America was established upon the principles of Liberty.  James Madison said wrote in 1792: “Conscience is the most sacred of all property; other property depending in part on positive … more
 I have been using the first several columns in this series to define terms, and I am going to continue that today with a word that is seriously misunderstood and frequently misused: … more
Dear Gov. Abbott, As a concerned resident of the State of Texas, and given the lack of a response to any of my previous efforts to communicate with you, I have chosen this public opinion article … more
 According to the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, no person shall be “deprived of life, liberty or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for … more
My recent ‘opinion’ articles have focused on the very real and grave danger that threatens the very existence of our country and the possibility of a civil uprising.  This is not … more
For a long time now, since the Nixon administration - essentially, though there were traces before then - the American right has heralded itself as the only true patriotic philosophy. Liberals, they … more
 A good case can be made that the Eighth Commandment, “Do Not Steal,” is the one commandment that encompasses all the others. How does “Do Not Steal” encompass the … more
I talked in this column before about the differences between liberal and conservative approaches. Liberals, I pointed out, are usually focused on changing things - from their perspective - for the … more
On Nov. 6, 1860, Abraham Lincoln, a Republican, was elected as our nation’s 16th president.  In 1843, 17 years before his successful campaign for the presidency, Lincoln had run for a seat … more
Do we realize how important and essential property ownership is to liberty? Our founders knew how essential property ownership was to every inherent right. We must understand the proper definition … more
Another week gone, some lessons learned? I guess we will find out as we go along. You know, it is not every day that a Democrat does such a lousy job that even the “fair and independent” … more
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