It behooves observers to understand why, for several reasons, Holder’s statement may be less secure than we would ideally hope.
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To rescue a drowning man, you don’t lecture him on why we need water. His immediate problem is too much water. You have to get him out of it.
If states pass laws banning both state and local participation – in any way – with the enforcement of a federal law – that federal law would never be enforced.
The executive’s track record on this has been dismal. The administration firstdenied the existence of any sort of drone or targeted killing program, continued touse the denial as a shield against liability for its killings in court, while beginning to announce its reasoning informally in speeches by various executive officials.
Here is the text of the statement delivered by Professor Donald Livingston — who has been an important intellectual influence on me — on behalf of state nullification before the House Judiciary Subcommittee in South Carolina two weeks ago: State nullification is not a violation of the supremacy clause of the Constitution. That clause says that laws [...]
Judge Napolitano on your natural right…
Bob Greenslade explains how most people have it backwards
Resisting slavery – a powerful example for today.
An essential history, from one of the leading scholars on the Founders’ Constitution.
In prior postings such as the one here, I have explained why it is wrong to claim that the commissioners (delegates) to the 1787 Constitutional Convention exceeded their power in recommending that the Articles of Confederation be replaced by a new instrument. Another aspect of the same charge is that the Framers exceed their power by [...]
Joe Wolverton on the big sham – the GOP bluster, that is.
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