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Conservatives Need a Constitutional Crash Course

Basically nobody understands the Constitution. Based on several examples I’ve seen recently, this apparently includes many conservatives, who are among the only groups purporting to care about the Constitution as originally written. So I’ve decided to throw a quick...

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A Conservative Surprise

Let me tell you a story about a wealthy businessman turned politician. Born to a well-to-do family in a big city shortly after World War II, this young man attended private school and dedicated himself to his studies. After years of hard work, he earned a business...

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The “Erie” Way Judges Became Lawmakers

Take a good look. This is comprehensive: As I’ve covered before, the Constitution does not grant the judiciary any lawmaking authority, and that includes the ability to overturn a law or declare one void -- no matter how unconstitutional. In Federalist 78, Alexander...

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The Progressive Roadmap to Total Control

For progressives, progress means only one direction: further Left. And further Left means more and more government, granting them more and more power and control to implement their Utopian vision. Because you can't simply force your Brave New World onto a free people,...

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The Shifting Center of the Modern Left

This submission comes from an anonymous reader In the increasing hostility of American politics, conservatives are often stumped by how to combat the Left in open debate. One tactic used by the Left is shifting the goalposts. In order to fight back against this...

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The Supreme Law of the Land

True or false: the Constitution alone is the supreme law of the land, not subsequent federal laws or anything else. In other words, if a federal law comes into conflict with the Constitution, do judges have a duty to overturn the unconstitutional law? If you ask this...

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Response to “Why Libertarians Are Wrong”

On Sunday, I came across an article written by Daniel McCarthy for Spectator USA, entitled “Why Libertarians Are Wrong.” As a conservative with strong libertarian leanings and an interest in philosophy, I eagerly clicked on the link to see some philosophical heavy...

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