Monday, September 30, 2013

Revenge Rape and the First Amendment

Long dead English playwright William Congreve penned the famous (paraphrased) line: “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” Thanks to today’s cell phone technology and wandering morals, we will see if the First Amendment’s “free speech” will withstand the latest furious onslaught from one Holly Jacobs (nee Thometz).

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Judge: On the Constitution and SCOTUS Losers

Every Thursday, as part of the Libertas Media Project ,I am privileged to spend some thought-provoking time with Judge Andrew Napolitano, FOX News Senior Judicial Analyst, former NJ Superior Court Judge and newly appointed  Distinguished Scholar in Law and Jurisprudence at the Mises Institute. The pod casts of those conversations, "Judging Freedom", can be heard/downloaded here and here. With his multi-media exposure, succinct explanations and passion for Liberty, he is easily the most effective spokesman for the Freedom Movement in America today. The following is not only instructive and informative, it gives a sneak peak into a forthcoming book the Judge is writing and will be out early 2014. 

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano joined the Mises Institute in August as the Institute’s Distinguished Scholar in Law and Jurisprudence. During Mises University in July, Judge Napolitano taught what David Gordon described as a “conference within the conference” and “a masterful survey of how the Supreme Court has interpreted the commerce clause, from Gibbons v. Ogden (1824) to the present.” This summer, the Mises Institute spoke briefly with Judge Napolitano about the Constitution and the American political system.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

What’s “Common”? Whose “sense”?

I don’t know how many news consumers snacked on this AP morsel Sunday, but serious parsing is necessary to fully appreciate the "media message" layered over the political cow pie...

US: 'Common-sense test' holds Assad responsible
September 08, 2013 11:23 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House asserted Sunday that a "common-sense test" dictates the Syrian government is responsible for a chemical weapons attack that President Barack Obama says demands a U.S. military response.

Another Levin Book

Over at friend Monty Pelerin's web site,, contributing writer Tom Lester penned a review of Mark Levin's latest scribbling: "The Liberty Amendments". I have little to no respect for such "Cure-All" screeds. The premise the Constitution could be repeatedly amended according to Levin's prescription and make everything honky-dory is supremely idealistic with a soupcon of childish belief sprinkled over it. As I posted in response to Lester's review:

A few comments…

Thursday, September 5, 2013

How many are you?

You Know You Are a Conspiracy Theorist If…

You are capable of critical thinking.
You distrust mainstream media.
You like nature.
You think it’s a good idea to spend the Friday after Thanksgiving with your family rather than camping outside Best Buy to get a cheap plasma television made in China.