Are States Required to Follow the Constitution?

I started writing this a few months ago in response to an ill-conceived bill in North Carolina to establish Christianity as the official state religion. Bill supporters assert that the First Amendment only restricts Congress from establishing a religion, so they could do what they want. Legal or not, HJR 494 was a terrible idea … More Are States Required to Follow the Constitution?

Radio Interview on Talking Back with Shannon Joy

Radio interview on Talking Back with Shannon Joy (Listen to the full thing here. About an hour-long with commercials) UPDATE: Previous link seemed to be broken, this one requires you to download the podcast and doesn’t work with Chrome. Sorry! Went on my first radio show on September 12th! The show is called Talking Back with Shannon … More Radio Interview on Talking Back with Shannon Joy

War in Syria another test of our Republic

Will Congress abdicate its Constitutional responsibilities again? “The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.” Barack Obama 2007 “The consequences of war — intended or otherwise — can be so profound and … More War in Syria another test of our Republic

Seize the Moment: NSA Scandal Provides Unique Opportunity to Advance Civil Liberty Coalitions

How deep does the surveillance state go? With continued revelations detailing extensive National Security Agency (NSA) spying on innocent Americans and promises of more to come, we have to ask ourselves: Does the Federal Government have any respect for our Fourth Amendment rights? Does our government think that the Constitution restrains their power at all? … More Seize the Moment: NSA Scandal Provides Unique Opportunity to Advance Civil Liberty Coalitions