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Post Election Uncivil Disobedience

The 2016 presidential election was only partially about the personality zeitgeists surrounding Mr. Trump and Ms. Clinton. The election was, at its heart, about returning American  government to its more traditional approach to governance. Donald Trump’s victory signals a giant step backward for … Continue reading

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The 21st Century Supreme Court: Rise of the American Ayatollahs

Origins of American Traditional Judicial Review: Blackstone, Federalist 78, and the Marshall Court Traditional constitutional review was not created from whole cloth with the launch of the nation. It has deep roots in English Common Law and the colonial legal … Continue reading

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The Battle Ahead: Re-constitutionalizing America

In this dark hour, the American constitutional republic seems lost. Our founding form of governance has burnt to the ground from fires set by political arsonists. A postmodern  regime opposed to a free civic society and constitutional rule has taken control. … Continue reading

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The Coming Global State?

Yesterday, on the Google homepage, there was an ad for “The Global Citizen’s” Festival in Central Park. This “Global Citizen” hype is everywhere these days and is gaining momentum throughout the West. Here is one possible interpretation of the so-called … Continue reading

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High Court Hubris

Justices on the Supreme Court Have No Constitutional Authority Nor Any Moral Basis to Decide What Our Cultural and Moral Norms Shall Be    The vast majority of the Court’s work focuses on issues of little national consequence. This work looks … Continue reading

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The Worst Supreme Court Case

Justices to Citizens: “We’re the Bosses Baby!” A particular Supreme Court decision is good to the extent that it is properly and substantively grounded in sound jurisprudence. Sound jurisprudence is recognizable by its reliance on the pertinent legal history and … Continue reading

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Symbolism of the Obama Justice Department

Symbolic images are powerful communicators of large overarching ideas and mythologies. Swastikas and olive branches convey meaning and imprint themselves on the mind. All political regimes create their visual icons and images as a first order of business. The American … Continue reading

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Resurrecting the Lost American Republic

On September 17, 1787 Benjamin Franklin exited the Pennsylvania State House and stepped into the afternoon sun. A passerby, Ms. Powell, asked the eighty-one year old quintessential colonial American, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” … Continue reading

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An Inquiry: Does the Ninth Circuit And Board of Immigration Appeals Invites Violent Criminals to the US

The Nature and Parameters of the Research Inquiry This paper explores two broad questions: 1) Does the federal judiciary seek to impact or change duly passed congressional legislation and, 2) If so, how does the Congress react to these judicial … Continue reading

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Was Our Country Founded as a Christian Nation?

European settlers (and they were virtually all Europeans) who sailed to the Americas beginning in the 1500’s were, when it came to their religion, virtually exclusively Christian. Not Atheist, not Muslim, not Hari Krishnas, not New Age Crystal worshippers: They … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Law 360

Recently, Law 360 a  publication of Portfolio Media a subsidiary of Lexis Nexis, banned the term “illegal alien” from use. In July retired immigration Judges Mahlon “Mick” Hanson and Elisabeth Hacker submitted an article to Law 360 on sanctuary cities. The … Continue reading

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What Is Happening to America Society

Most of us can sense that things aren’t quite right in America these days. Talk to most anyone and they will tell you that things have not be right for sometime now. However, they won’t be able to tell you precisely … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the Yale Divinity School Faculty

Dear Yale Divinity Faculty, Your decision to invite DeRay McKesson to “teach” a course on public advocacy, social change and civil disobedience is more than ill-advised, it is unethical and immoral. The end toward which McKesson advocates (and apparently Yale … Continue reading

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The Dying Rule of Law

You awake to face the day. Throughout the day you have a reasonable expectation to be unencumbered by bullies, criminals, and thugs. This expectation is the result of the Rule of Law. The principle is simple: We have laws. Failing … Continue reading

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Civil Society or Statist Governance

On campuses everywhere political rhetoric of the twenty-first century is in full-throated song. Students and faculty are raising their learned voices to defend the politics of Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi or perhaps John Boehner and Trey Gowdy or perhaps … Continue reading

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Leviathan Revisited – The Brave New America!

The United States Constitution, that vessel which contains our founding principles, limits our national government. It does not do so slightly, but fundamentally, boldly, and unequivocally: “Congress shall make no law,” “…shall not be infringed,” “…not without consent,” “…shall not be … Continue reading

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Invasion 2014

The People on the Trains I have given the massive influx of Central Americans, especially the unaccompanied children, a lot of thought, not just recently but over the years. Before I retired as Court Administrator from the Immigration Court in San Diego, … Continue reading

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American Animal Farm

Animal Farm, George Owell’s dystopian novella portraying Stalinist Russia is a passable allegory for what has happened in the United States under the Obama administration. Orwell’s Farm is transformed from a productive, well functioning political enterprise into a fear-driven authoritarian state. The farm’s … Continue reading

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Gods of the Left

The secular leftists continue their relentless quest to eradicate God from American discourse. They seek to refuse God any existence at all. They want the removal of the Creator from all discussions within the public square. For the leftists, God … Continue reading

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Good Bye Rule of Law

You awake to face the day. Throughout the day you have a reasonable expectation to be unencumbered by bullies, criminals, and thugs. This expectation of safety is the result of the Rule of Law. The principle is simple: We have … Continue reading

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