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October 25, 2016 According to Wikipedia, executive orders were granted to the president in order to: “. . .  help officers and agencies of the executive branch manage the operations within the federal government itself. Executive orders have the full force of law when they take authority from a legislative power which grants its power […]

Packing the Supreme Court

          March 31, 2016       The concept of a political system based on checks and balances  has always been anathema to those who believe they can wield power and run the country better than anyone else. Obama’s eagerness to tip the balance of the Supreme Court to the far […]


        Wouldn’t it be nice to have a president that isn’t afraid to stand up and say, “You’re Fired?” Here are some good candidates for firing: Attorney General. We need one that enforces the constitution and the law and that personally follows the law. We must have one that is truly color […]


        “Time Magazine” put this picture on the cover on its November 2008 issue. No one knew what to expect from a candidate who was largely unknown and unproven, but everyone had their own expectations. Against a non-specific blank canvass of “Hope and Change”, it was easy to project what kind of […]

The Critical 10th Amendment and Why You Should Care

April 25, 2015 Roger Wicker has just published a post in Townhall which analyzes the unprecedented seizure of power by the Executive Branch. Patriots are working to give the states more standing in court to challenge the unlawful seizure of their own powers. I have covered the incredible cost of the litigation that has sprung […]

The Most Litigous Administration Ever – Part 3

March 25, 2015 WEAPONIZING AMERICA’S COURTS THE POLITICS OF PERSONAL DESTRUCTION  In 1966, Richard Cloward and Francis Fox Piven developed a plan for taking down our society by overwhelming it with welfare to the point the system collapses. Their plan was named, “A Strategy To End Poverty.” Their plan was set in motion by Lyndon […]

The Most Litigeous Administration Ever – Part 2

      As of the date of posting you have joined 1707 other followers   March 13, 2015 Of Foxes, Hen Houses and Lawsuits Politico quoted Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (now Texas governor) describing his typical workday to a tea party group on April 30, 2013: “I go into the office, I sue […]

The Most Litigious Administration Ever

This blog has 1437 followers as of February 25, 2015     PART 1 BANKRUPTING AMERICAN WITH LAWSUITS Lawsuits are flying fast and furious between the states and the federal government. I have been unable to determine how much taxpayers’ money the federal government spends on these suits and how many of them there really […]

Mayor Guiliani Speaks Truth to Power

 As of the date of posting you have joined 1407 other followers  If you have just joined the site, please feel welcome to join our discussions and post your comments at the bottom. My Facebook page also contains issues not covered in this blog. February 22, 2015 Voltaire said “to learn who rules over you, […]

Teachers Quit Over Common Core

WELCOME NEW FOLLOWERS. You join 1158 followers as of 2/15/2015 In these days of high unemployment, how courageous it is for teachers to quit because they aren’t allowed to actually teach. Reagan said the scariest words in the English language are : I’m from the government and I’m here to help you. Ever since the […]