My Response to Chris Woodard at FreeLibertyWriters.com

The following is a response to Chris Woodard’s post on www.FreeLibertyWriters.com. Woodard’s post is in bold quotes below, and the post in its entirety can be found here. Mr. Woodard, Thank you for taking the time to respond. Your post is as I expected it would be, condescending, patronizing, and quite simply full the same errors that your ruminations on the Constitution often contain. Let …more

The Calamity of Appomattox by H.L. Mencken

I am posting the entire text of the article here, but I took this from the H.L. Mencken Society’s page. This piece appeared in The American Mercury, September 1930. The Calamity of Appomattox by H.L. Mencken [From the American Mercury, Sept., 1930, pp. 29-31] No American historian, so far as I know, has ever tried to work out the probable consequences if Grant instead of …more

Obama And The Prize

Obama and the Nobel Peace PrizeThe selection of Barack Obama for the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize should not be a shock, nor should it concern conservative Americans. Since the news hit yesterday, there have been countless references to a Ronald Reagan snub and outright dismay and indignation that someone who helped “end the Cold War” has yet to be recognized while an international newbie like …more

Now What About the Other Czars? Kill The Root

Van Jones resigned his position, the era of big government is over, and we can party like it’s 1789! Or not. Jones deserved to go, and should have been nowhere near the executive office in the first place, but rejoicing over his ouster is like stuffing bubble gum in a twenty foot hole in the Hoover Dam. Jones was a symptom of the larger problem, …more

Judicial Power: The Founders’ Design

With the confirmation hearings of Sonia Sotomayor, the Supreme Court has again taken center stage in American politics. We have heard about her “wise Latina” comment and her positions on abortion and gay marriage, and it seems that these are the central issues in the debate; however, the question the Senate Judiciary Committee should be asking is would Sotomayor, as a member of the Supreme …more

Would the Founders Remake America?

I wrote the following article for Human Events. “At these moments, America has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because We the People have remained faithful to the ideals of our forebears, and true to our founding documents…. Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking …more

Mt. Rushmore Myth

The following is an article I wrote for www.LewRockwell.com. Two million people travel annually to South Dakota to see Mount Rushmore. The imposing sculptures of Washington, Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln have become a symbol of the American spirit. The artist in charge of the project, Gutzon Borglum, intended his work to be a summary of the first 150 years of American history, but …more

Why the 10th Amendment?

The following is an article I wrote for www.LewRockwell.com. The recent rejuvenation of interest in State’s rights, nullification, and secession has been a welcome result of the explosion of federal power since the housing and credit bubbles burst last fall. The 10th Amendment movements and “tea parties” are, at least on one level, a pure form of “republicanism.” Unfortunately, there are those who call themselves …more

The Stupid Empire

As the first leg of the American invasion force rolled through Iraq in 2003, Sergeant Brad Colbert of the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion of the United States Marine Corps leaned out the window of his Humvee and urged the Iraqi people to “vote Republican.” This moment was captured by the embedded reporter, Evan Wright, and made famous in a series of articles that appeared in Rolling …more