Tag:U.S. Constitution

  • A love letter to America from an immigrant

    I became an American citizen in 2010. That same day, I registered to vote and voted.  I love this country with a love that I have found only immigrants have. There’s a reason my family came here. That reason is that the United States is a good country—dare I say…

  • Why we should read the American founders  

    Thomas Jefferson was renowned for stressing that authority ultimately rested with the people and not the government. Self-government often seems more like a theoretical concept today, or even a partisan issue. Ultimately, so much of what we see in politics today is a belief that Americans are no longer capable of governing themselves. They need more rules, and regulations…

  • North Carolina should lead on reforming the federal government

    On April 28, President Biden addressed Congress and the nation to sell a spending package, allegedly aimed at improving the nation’s infrastructure, with a $2.25 trillion price tag. In many ways, this address felt like Obama 2.0, and yet another liberal president was selling us economic stimulus with the promise…

  • Fake news: AP says Republicans disrupting election in N.C.

    In an AP story Oct. 1, Nicholas Riccardi, Jonathan Drew, and Scott Bauer, discussed what they called “the unusually aggressive, hyperlocal legal strategy the Trump campaign is activating as voting begins.”  The Associated Press reporters wrote that Republicans have been “…

  • The left’s long war on the Constitution

    The United States was founded on the principle that government exists to protect the natural rights of the governed, including, especially, the natural right to liberty. The Declaration of Independence says so explicitly. The Constitution…

  • SCOTUS showing subtleties of jurisprudence  

    We tend to think of U.S. Supreme Court justices as ideological, their views and actions mapping neatly onto the conventional liberal-to-conservative continuum of American politics. Their decisions are thought to conform to the party of the president who nominated them. The current conservative bloc is Chief Justice John Roberts…

  • No kidding, North Carolina taxes illegal drugs

    “Hey! Did you pay taxes on those drugs, mister?” Probably not, right? Unless you are buying your marijuana from a dispensary in a state where it’s legal, you probably aren’t paying taxes on your illicit substances. If not, you are likely committing two crimes: possession of a controlled substance and…