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A conversation about gun control

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants: Thomas Jefferson. “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep … Continue reading

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THE SECOND AMENDMENT

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants: Thomas Jefferson. “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep … Continue reading

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The Thirteenth Amendment

The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. In Congress, it was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, and by the House on January 31, 1865. The … Continue reading

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Hobby Lobby

The decision, written by Justice Alito, is beyond disturbing. It essentially grants for-profit corporations a free pass not to follow laws by invoking their “religious rights” under RFRA. While Alito and his buddies said their ruling was narrow, nothing could … Continue reading

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Corporate personhood

Corporations had been viewed as artificial persons for millennia, the debate over whether they should be afforded the same rights as humans had been raging long before the United States created, or the14th Amendment was adopted. The degree of permissible government interference … Continue reading

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pledges to Grover Norquist

Professor Robert Thurman of Columbia University draws attention to the treasonous behavior of congress persons who have made pledges to Grover Norquist that contradict their pledges made to the United States as congress persons. In the concluding section of his … Continue reading

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religion for purposes of the First Amendment

KAUFMAN v. McCAUGHTRY James J. KAUFMAN, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Gary R. McCAUGHTRY, et al., Defendants-Appellees. No. 04-1914. — August 19, 2005 Before BAUER, WOOD, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges. James J. Kaufman, Jackson Correctional Institution, Black River Falls, WI, for Plaintiff-Appellant. Wisconsin inmate … Continue reading

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