It’s been more than a week since Hillary Clinton rolled into Iowa in her “Scooby” van to launch her campaign for the presidency. And despite her carefully controlled schedule, with one tightly calculated event after another, things have not been going all that well.

Christian Americans are being hounded for their refusal to cater same-sex weddings. For those who support such attacks, we might ask them whether they would seek prosecution of the owner of a Jewish delicatessen who refused to provide services for a neo-Nazi affair. Should a black catering company be forced to cater a Ku Klux Klan affair? Should the NAACP be forced to open its membership to racist skinheads? Should the Congressional Black Caucus be forced to open its membership to white members of Congress?

Even if we cannot predict the outcomes of the primaries this far in advance, we can at least start trying to understand the candidates, the almost candidates and the people who are running just for the publicity.

How should we address government's trampling of religious freedom? When dealing with the snakes of social engineering and destruction, being wise as serpents is a good idea.

Here’s a brief glimpse at the leading perpetrators of carnage currently spreading murder and mayhem wherever they are able.

A recent Convention of the States (COS) release entitled “John Birch Society Denies Its History and Betrays Its Mission” accuses the Society of reversing the stands taken by JBS Founder Robert Welch and former Chairman Larry McDonald relative to The Liberty Amendment. It also claims that current John Birch Society President John McManus (this writer) has misrepresented Founder Robert Welch and former Congressman Larry McDonald. This is completely erroneous and irresponsible.

One of the wonders of modern times is that reality is often seen as a social construct and therefore optional. Thus, if one finds a particular reality offensive or inconvenient, he just "changes" it.

It’s now official. Hillary Clinton released a video on Sunday announcing, to the surprise of absolutely no one, that yes, by golly, she is running for president. “Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion,” she said in the two-and-a-half minute promotion.

Attempts to shut down people whose free speech interferes with other people's political agendas go on, with remarkably little notice, much less outrage. The Internal Revenue Service's targeting the tax-exempt status of conservative groups is just one of these attempts to fight political battles by shutting up the opposition, rather than answering them. Another insidious attempt to silence voices that dissent from current politically correct crusades is targeting scientists who do not agree with the "global warming" scenario.

Many liberty-minded Americans are aware of the fact that the 14th Amendment has been used by the Supreme Court as the legal justification for extending the reach of the federal government. But how many are aware of the evidence that the 14th Amendment was never legally ratified?