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This is what George Washington would have done…

“The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure.” – George Washington I feel like my article on our foreign policy, using the viewpoint of Thomas Paine didn’t quite hit the […]

The Unconstitutional 3rd Chamber of Congress

James Madison is known as the “Father of the Constitution.”  Specifically, he designed the Virginia Plan, which called for a bicameral (two chambers) legislative branch of the government.  James Madison, and Edmond Randolph (the man who officially put forth the idea at the Constitutional Convention) believed that it was important to have three separate branches […]

Quick Rundown of the GOP’s “Pledge to America”

Major news today: House Republicans released their “Pledge to America,” a 21-page document full of policies the Republicans, ahem, pledge to pursue if elected into power November 2.  Real quick, here’s a quick breakdown of their plans: PLAN TO END THE UNCERTAINTY AND CREATE INCENTIVES FOR JOB GROWTH Permanently stop all job-killing tax hikes. Create […]

Beck Malkin and Massa

When Glenn Beck announced that he was going to talk to Democrat Congressman Creepball Eric Massa on his Fox News show for an entire hour, fellow conservatives had a mixed reaction of “why waste your time?” and “why give this weirdo credibility?” and Beck took offense. Massa resigned after weird dude-on-dude allegations were made but […]

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Obama on Race – Not Enough or Fast Enough for Some

The Congressional Black Caucus has expressed irritation that Obama hasn’t created programs “tailored specifically” to blacks.  Meanwhile other groups are saying that Obama has “failed to lead” on the issue of race.  Now, I’m not one to agree with Obama, ever.  But, as the “first post-racial” president, I’m glad to see that he isn’t simply […]

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Do Republicans have solutions? Depends when you ask

Or rather, which audience you’re speaking to. For instance, if you’re talking to a group of Republican House members, then obviously you can’t tell them the alternative ideas and compromises they’ve proposed to you don’t exist – they’ll call you on it and you’ll look stupid. However, if you’re talking to the press you can […]