Charles Scaliger

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 08:30

Libertarian Party Candidates

The Libertarian Party usually stakes out positions advocating reduced government spending and minimized moral edicts. This year’s presidential duo is doing the same.

Tuesday, 09 August 2016 18:00

Why Enumerate Powers?

Under the Constitution only those powers that are enumerated — that is, granted explicitly — are legitimate. Otherwise put, the federal government has no authority unless it is enumerated in the Constitution; all other aspects of human conduct that may be subject to government control are understood to be reserved to state and local governments — or to be outside the realm of government authority altogether, reserved unto individuals to act upon as they see fit.

Thursday, 07 July 2016 17:00

Is Gridlock Really a Bad Thing?

Gridlock in government has become a watchword for inefficiency. But at the time of the founding of the American republic, gridlock was known by another term: checks and balances.

Thursday, 07 July 2016 16:30

Why Wyden?

Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon has contributed enormously to the advancement of nearly every modern liberal cause, from socialized medicine to same-sex “marriage.”

The UN Office for Outer Space Affairs is in talks with Colorado-based Sierra Nevada Corporation to provide an infrastructure giving the UN access to outer space.

The latest NAFTA summit, held in Ottawa, served up a poignant reminder to North Americans that there is nothing so costly as "free" trade.

The leaders of the United States, Canada, and Mexico — all of whom opposed Brexit — will be discussing how to strengthen NAFTA to discourage America from following Britain's lead.

Almost immediately after the Brexit became official, politicians in other EU countries began expressing a desire to follow Britain's example.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 15:40

What Type of Government Do We Have?

Although the United States of America has more than 320 million citizens — making her the world’s third most-populous country — few Americans know what type of government we actually have. (Hint: It is not democracy.)

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 09:00

Is Good Government Achievable?

There are probably few contemplative souls who, at one time or another, have not wondered — given the long and mostly destructive history of government — whether humanity would not be better off with no government at all.

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