Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Seventeenth Day of Advent: Rule by Committee

Congress was designed to represent the interests of the American People.  It was not designed to “get things done.”  The latter is obvious from observation.  The former is a subtlety lost on many. Did you not get what you wanted … Continue reading

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The Sixteenth Day of Advent: The Electoral College

If you thought yesterday—ha, ha, she forgot about the Electoral College—no I didn’t. The Electoral College was created, some say, because the Founding Fathers didn’t trust the Electorate and wanted an out for presidential elections with unsavory outcomes.  I guess … Continue reading

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The Fifteenth Day of Advent: Voting for Free

The previous days have recounted Rights that we all enjoy every day.  They place bounds on how our Government may intervene in our lives and under what circumstances.  You don’t really have to do anything to enjoy the above Rights.  … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Just Playin’ Around

To Colonel William Hendricks, for founding Toys for Tots. The very simple notion that childrens’ brains need stimulation and their developing sense of self-worth is boosted by a gift at the holidays.  That middle and upper class families that bought … Continue reading

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The Fourteenth Day of Advent: Social Equity

Whatever the Federal or State or subsidiary units of Government do or fund, it has to be metered out equitably.  So, if you were wondering where we get public schools, transit, housing and social programs and recreational facilities from, this … Continue reading

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The Thirteenth Day of Advent: Fair Administration of Justice

Lucky number 13. Yes, you can be arrested, you can be tried, you can be jailed, you can even be executed.  But the Government has to be careful in how they proceed, they have to prove that you did something … Continue reading

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The Twelfth Day of Advent: The Right to Privacy

The Right to Privacy is, in my mind, a summation of many of the other rights already listed.  The Supreme Court announced this right in language that makes it sound more like an outfall, an attenuated result. I’ve always seen … Continue reading

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The Eleventh Day of Advent: Birthright Citizenship

If you were born an American, you are an American and the Government can’t take that away from you. U.S. Const. am 14.

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The Tenth Day of Advent: Freedom of the Press

The media, formal or informal, may print what they know and distribute it widely, as long as it is basically true and doesn’t threaten anyone. This is the one most people put at the top.  I guess I don’t because … Continue reading

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The Ninth Day of Advent: Freedom of Travel

You can go where you want, when you want and the Government cannot restrict you, stop you, or redirect you. Again, you life is your own, not the Government’s. U.S. Const., art. IV, § 2, cl. 1.

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