Monthly Archives: December 2012

Gluten-free Monday: Holiday Cookies

So, much of my life has revolved around cookies, many of them homemade.  By me. It was kind of tough at first, when I realized I was gluten sensitive, I was very sad about the departure of cookies from my … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: A Woman of Substance

This week’s Heartlander is the unidentified young woman in India who died yesterday after being gang raped, beaten, and tortured on a bus. She was a university student on a date, going home after a movie.  In her Nation’s Capital. … Continue reading

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The Twenty-Fourth Day of Advent: And to All a Good Night!

Your religious beliefs are you own, and the State has no right to question your religious affiliation, preferences, allegiances or sympathies.  There is no official state religion. You are free to spend Christmas Day however you would like. U.S. Const. … Continue reading

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The Twenty-Third Day of Advent: The Rest Is up to You

The Ninth and Tenth Amendment leave everything not enumerated in the Constitution to the People or the States.  The power of the federal government is limited. U.S. Const.  am. IX & X.

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The Twenty-Second Day of Advent: Art and Science

Another activity the Constitution authorizes is for Congress to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts. U.S. Const. art. I § 8, cl. 8.

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Heartlander of the Week: The Man with All the Toys

This week’s Heartlander is (drum roll):  Santa Claus! But wait, he’s not real?  Real is an Existentialist concept, really.  The story came from somewhere, and that somewhere was someone, some time.  Probably more than one someone. We’ve all got a … Continue reading

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The Twenty-First Day of Advent: The Post Office

The Constitution is sets up the structure of a government,  but is actually fairly quiet about what that government is supposed to do.  One of the activities the Congress is explicitly authorized to fund is a Post Office and post … Continue reading

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The Twentieth Day of Advent: One Country, One Government, One Civilization

The Constitution and all the Rights it contains apply everywhere in the United States.  And every State must be a Republic—no Emperor Palpatine’s, no dictatorships, thank you very much, not even at the state level.  And, the Federal Government will … Continue reading

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The Nineteenth Day of Advent: No More King

The Head of State is elected for a four-year term. By tradition it used to be no more than two consecutive four-year terms, now that is also in the Constitution.  So no one runs the show for more than eight … Continue reading

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The Eighteenth Day of Advent: An Independent Judiciary

The Judicial Branch doesn’t answer to either the Legislature or the Executive.  This may seem kind of Ivory Tower, but it isn’t if you have a problem with the way the Government is being run.  Like, they fined you for … Continue reading

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