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  • Unlike Money, Equality Trickles Down

    April 18, 2017

    David Burress

    The Magna Carta was imposed on King John and later Kings by rebellious barons intent on protecting their own interests. Yet they did so by establishing general principles of law, and these principles naturally expanded over time to cover additional subjects of the king, citizens. The only important clause of that charter that still remains ...

  • Originalism Unfounded

    April 17, 2017

    David Burress

    Right-wing radicals on and off the Supreme Court claim to follow a theory of interpretation based on the “original meaning” of the Constitution. Because the Constitution was written by left-wing radicals, there is no possibility that “originalism” could get it right in any meaningful sense. That is, modern right-wing arguments would seem almost incomprehensible to ...

  • An Insect Repellent for Voter Suppression

    April 14, 2017

    David Burress

    Good old Kansan Kris Kobach finally managed to convict an immigrant of an actual misdemeanor voter fraud. The said convict was actually a legal American citizen, but he voted before he had obtained official citizenship–a serious threat to our democracy, indeed.   With glacial slowness the courts are coming to decide that the claim of massive voter ...

  • Clarification of “Conservative” Values

    April 12, 2017

    David Burress

    The hidden soul of modern “conservative” social welfare policy, explained.   1. There is a clear cut distinction between the deserving poor and the undeserving poor, which is patent and obvious to any qualified right wing observer; 2. The undeserving poor by definition do not deserve to live; and therefore 3. It would be contrary to nature and God’s ...