To Protect the Innocent, Due Process is Vital

There’s been a lot of talk lately about due process.  In the wake of a nightmarish shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, arguments have been fierce about whether or not a restriction of gun rights for those on the so-called terror watch list or no-fly list could have prevented the horrific carnage.  Quickly, the idea … read more

The Constitution is Easy to Understand, if You’re Willing to Read It

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It’s often said that we, the masses, cannot possibly interpret the Constitution of the United States.  On the contrary we are told that this mystical document is an instrument of pure bewilderment, and therefore only our wise and noble public servants should be entrusted with its analysis.

bullshitNeedless to say, I think that’s total and utter bullshit.

Tom Woods wrote a great essay that takes apart this notion, using actual history to debunk the thought that we’re too feeble-minded to understand what the States actually agreed to in 1787.  After all the Constitution is nothing more than a compact (read “contract” in today’s terms) between sovereign nations.  And so understanding the Constitution involves the pretty standard task of researching what the parties to the compact believed they were agreeing to.  As Tom points out,

…the country’s governing document is not so inscrutable after all, and we need not rely on judges and law professors to tell us what it means.

Read Tom’s essay regarding the Constitution and how relatively easy it is to understand here.  This piece is an indispensable part of my Battle for Liberty.


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Williams, Hazlitt, Bastiat: The Elite I Can Support

This week, Walter Williams channeled Henry Hazlitt (and by proxy Frédéric Bastiat) in a superb article dealing with the recent drive for the $15 minimum wage. Call me crazy, but it seems every economic blunder pushed by our noble policy makers always boils down to Hazlitt’s one lesson, which he admittedly learned from Bastiat.  Williams does us … read more

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