For generations, presidents have acted as elected dictators, issuing fiats as if they were lawmakers.
With the electoral triumph of Donald Trump, many media pundits are writing about what this event likely portends for the future of the Supreme Court.
Voters in at least four states decided to nullify federal statutes and United Nations drug-control treaties by officially ending marijuana prohibition, a major victory for the U.S. Constitution and the 10th Amendment. Three states — California, Massachusetts, and Nevada — completely legalized marijuana, even for recreational use by adults. By press time, it appeared that Maine’s initiative to do the same was on its way to being successful. In Arizona, where conservative nullification efforts on other issues have been popular, voters narrowly decided to keep pot prohibition in place. Still, regardless of one’s views on cannabis, states’ rights scored a string of impressive successes this week.
Don Kates' life provides more proof that one individual's efforts can have enormous, generation-spanning influence.
The National Rifle Association recommends electing pro-Second Amendment senators as a protection from the UN's Arms Trade Treaty.
Not over, yet. Cliven Bundy and sons Ammon and Ryan still face federal charges in Nevada, and seven more lesser defendants still face trial in Oregon.
The trend toward the acceptance of the freedom to own guns continues, confounding the media and Gallup alike.