Yesterday was the 102nd birthday of Ronald Reagan, the greatest President of my lifetime, to whom I owe personal and professional thanks for my marriage (to one of his White House secretaries) and my Washington career (beginning as a Reagan Administration political appointee). His personally autographed photo congratulating us on our marriage is one of our most cherished possessions.
Almost two years ago, I researched all of his speeches and writings available on the internet…Continue
Gun Appreciation Day - stand and support
American's U.S. Constitutional right to bear arms…Continue
of legal Constitutional Gun Weapons Rights
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When a curious woman approached Benjamin Franklin as he was leaving the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in September 1787 and asked him what kind of government the delegates had…Continue
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We are celebrating the 225th Anniversary of the ratification of our Constitution, the Supreme Law of the land, the foundation of every governing principle of this country, the greatest human rights statement every written by men, and the very thing that makes Liberty possible and America an exceptional nation. But it is a bittersweet celebration. America is still an exceptional nation, built upon exceptional principles, inhabited by exceptional people.…Continue
The proposed “American Family Act” initiated in 2011 by the Department of Labor, failed and thank God it did. It would have kept our youth from working on family farms and ranches. Yet another Agenda 21 opportunity for the government to harness in our youth’s potential and capabilities while stifling their…Continue
In my opinion, the single biggest problem with the Republican Party today is that its leaders claim to represent the cause of limited government, or "constitutional conservatism," but either don't know what that really means or hypocritically ignore its meaning to advance an "un-conservative" political agenda. The Obamacare decision by the Supreme Court revealed an incredible disconnect between the claims of top Beltway Republicans and their stands on the specific use of federal power to…Continue
In the Obamacare decision on Thursday, the five conservative Supreme Court Justices rejected the unlimited scope of the Commerce Clause and the Necessary & Proper Clause envisioned by proponents of federal tort reform bills (especially caps on damages in medical malpractice lawsuits). Justice Roberts was especially deferential to federalism, employing the terms "state sovereignty" and "enumerated powers" often in his decision. Proponents of federal tort reform are among the big losers in…Continue
In 1965 my father, Maj. T. Joel Glenn served his first tour in South Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. While there he purchased a Stereo Realist camera, a camera that takes 3d photos. He took several photos during both his tours. Several years later he passed away from cancer linked to Agent Orange exposure while serving in S. Vietnam. Last year a production company (Tom Jennings Productions) contacted my mother about using my fathers stereo photographs from S. Vietnam to produce a TV show…Continue
A fallen Heroes request..
Walking around Gods glorious heaven one day the fallen hero asked The Lord a question..
Dear God what is happening down there in the Country I loved, fought, and died for ? I know I shouldn't worry my self about it because I am here with You and so many of my Brothers and Sisters…but sometimes I wonder if what we did had an effect on things down there…and our loved ones.. are they ok?
And God look at the Fallen Hero with a smile and said…My Son…Continue
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On this weekend when we are enjoying friends, family, faith and fun. Let us not forget those that made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom's to enjoy this special weekend.Please take a moment in your own way to remember their sacrifice. This way Memorial Day will not lose it's significance.…Continue
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Columnist Timothy Carney of the Washington Examiner, who has a strong following among conservatives, has followed the "K Street Republicans vs. Tea Party" for several years and wrote again about the conflict last week. And Carney identifies some of the practical points of conflict between the two groups: "The GOP establishment rallies industry donors…Continue
In a special memorandum issued to House Republicans this week, the four senior House Republicans (Reps. Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy and Hensarling) laid out their plan for implementing a ten-year federal budget under Rep. Paul Ryan's plan and that would avoid cuts in national security and certain domestic programs. In so doing, they thoroughly trashed the concept of state sovereignty over their own…Continue
There are a number of “Tax Day” rallies going on around the fruited plain in the next few days, and I am honored to be speaking at the Perrysburg Patriots’ rally in Perrysburg, Ohio (Hood Park, 105 Front St. 12:00noon-2:00pm) today (Saturday). If you have one nearby, please try to go. Some pundits are gleefully predicting the demise of the Tea Party movement, and the time has come to change their perceptions.
Every day next week I’ll be subbing for Brian Wilson from…Continue
This week we've been deluged with the reports on the oral argument before the Supreme Court on the Obamacare case. And last week, the House GOP leadership pushed a bill combining federal limits on medical malpractice lawsuits with an attractive bill to repeal a key component of Obamacare.
The two belong together. After all, Obamacare and federal tort reform are equally and fundamentally based on the expansive interpretation of the Commerce Clause…Continue
On November 11, Sen. Mike Lee gave a speech to the Federalist Society National Convention in which he explained that he wouldn't vote for a Senate Republican jobs bill because it included a section imposing federal limits on awards in medical malpractice lawsuits (the Senate version of H.R. 5, passed by the House last week).
Sen. Lee discussed the…Continue
The problem with most of the proposed reforms in H.R. 5 is that the law governing medical malpractice claims is a state issue, not a federal issue. Despite H.R. 5's reliance on the Commerce Clause, Congress has no business (and no authority under the Constitution) telling states what the rules should be governing medical malpractice claims.…
For months, it appeared that House Republicans had largely agreed with conservatives such as Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli; Randy Barnett; Senators Tom Coburn and Mike Lee; Tea Party movement leaders such as Judson Phillips and numerous House Republicans that federal tort reform bills violate the states' rights under the 10th Amendment to run their own legal systems without federal interference. There has been no floor action on H.R. 5, a…Continue
The Seventh Amendment provides that " [i]n Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved... Accordingly, we must conclude that the Seventh Amendment provides a right to a jury trial where the copyright owner elects to recover statutory damages... The right to a jury trial includes the right to have a jury determine the amount of statutory damages, if any, awarded to the copyright owner. It has long been…Continue
Within the last week, two conservatives who have previously opposed federal tort reform on constitutional grounds did so again. Our own Judson Phillips wrote Tort Reform? It's Unconstitutional on World Net Daily on December 13. He began by reiterating the Founding Fathers' support for the right to a civil jury trial:
First, there is no authority in the Constitution for the federal government…Continue