Charles Scaliger

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.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 07:15

What Is Property?

As with all other natural, God-given rights, the right of private property is indispensable to human liberty. Without property, there is no progress, and without progress, the lamp of free civilization is soon extinguished.

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