Category Archives: Constitution Thursday

The Three Virginia’s

As James Madison leaves New York City to stand for election to the Virginia Ratification Convention, he is troubled. Overall, the nation is moving towards Ratification, but major hurdles remain, including New York, Maryland and of course, his home State … Continue reading

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The Jury Question

Many years ago, back in the 1970’s, you could on rare occasions actually learn something watching a TV crime drama. And so it was that way back when, Dave watched an episode of Quincy, M.E., during which he learned a … Continue reading

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Safety In Numbers

As the debates rolled on, the nation considered many elements of the proposed Constitution. In Rhode Island there was grave concern over the idea that the State would not be able to print its own paper currency. In Virginia the … Continue reading

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The Apotheosis of Washington

One of the things that I believe we (corporately, not you specifically) have lost connection with in our history, is that our Framers and Founders were people, not demigods (Thomas Jefferson notwithstanding). In 1865, George Washington will be featured in … Continue reading

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Googling For Guilty

  Imagine for the moment that you are living in Small Town, USA. Your life is pretty normal and while there are things about your life that you wouldn’t want people to know, you aren’t a pervert or a criminal. … Continue reading

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The Right to be an A**hole

  In 44bce, following the death of Julius Cæsar, Mark Anthony wasn’t really impressing people in Rome with his leadership and management. Despite his inspiring speech at Cæsars funeral pyre, he was basically making a pigs breakfast of things. Opposing … Continue reading

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No Absolute Right to Privacy

FBI Director for the next decade, James Comey, has informed us via a speech he gave this week that there is no absolute right to privacy in the United States.  Comey’s statement that there is no absolute right to privacy … Continue reading

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