The New York Times has it all wrong. Not with its analysis but with the seriousness it takes an emissary tweet. No one’s going to jail for burning the flag. There is no danger of losing one’s citizenship. It’s a non-issue at this point, settled 26 years ago by the Supreme Court. A tweet doesn't … Continue reading It’s Not About Flag Burning
This citizen-author visited twitter.com for the first time on November 28, 2016. Literally, the first time. For a reader used to an 800-word opinion piece, the 140-character mode of communication seems rapid fire, even jarring. Because the President-elect has spoken on the same topic, an update to yesterday's post is required. Twitter. Perhaps we should … Continue reading 2016 Recount: Reanalysis
The last several days this citizen-author has been reading from a variety of sources (from all parts of political spectrum) about the recount process underway in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Citizens have an interest in fair elections, and naturally the recount captures one's interest. This post is meant to recap some of the developments over the … Continue reading An Honest Look at the 2016 Recount
This Thanksgiving, if ever, is the time to consider what makes America great. Since characterization of greatness has lacked some clarity this season, this citizen-author would like to submit the following definitions: Greatness honors the rule of law, which is bigger than any leader or any movement. A great nation's leader learns from, rather than antagonizes, his … Continue reading What Makes America Great?
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted 1791 … Continue reading “Hamilton” and the First Amendment