STM: Constitutional Quizzery

Tom sends this from Starving the Monkeys. Agree or disagree, it’s worth reading. My personal take, is that Tom misses the point of Constitutional enforcement.   The Federal Constitution (I’ll steer clear of the of versus for debate), is a contract between the States and the Federal.  However, if the issue of (dare we use the … Continue reading

The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line. Outstanding. – Cato, the American.

Content Blocked by SOPA

Only Terrorists read alt-texts....

This blog will stand down for the next 24 hours in protest to the so-called Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and it’s counterpart in the Senate PIPA. – Cato, the American.

Take a moment and reflect

CA posted (and included the video below) about a book by Dr. Joseph Martino called Resistance to Tyranny.  If you have not read it, I highly recommend it. One of the primary purposes of this blog, of these Letters, is to find out for myself how I feel about the coming Unpleasantness.  That’s recorded in … Continue reading


CA leaves us with these thoughts. “I will be held accountable, by future generations and by God, for all that I have done and for all that I might have done.” So will we all.  So will we all… – Cato, the American.

This is too much

Tell me these men have not put themselves in a state of war with the people. “Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from … Continue reading

A Cautionary note from history

The American and the French revolutions both shared an intellectual and philosophical underpinning.  They also shared some key actors. However, the trend of “liberty” in each of the countries took sharp turns away from the other rather quickly.  Some will say the main difference fell on whether we were discussing the rights of “man” or … Continue reading

SSI: Letter to the media

Mike keeps us on point with this missive: Musings on the unintended consequences of a writer’s appetite for other people’s liberty & property. “A tactical problem in liberty worth the risk .” Worth the read. – Cato, the American.

An example from history

This post from TL got me thinking… I have come out pretty strongly against the paper tiger that is the Tea Party. I also said what I thought would help rectify the situation. I would like to offer up another suggestion with an historical precedent. If we look back to the Irish War for Independence, … Continue reading

Denniger: Read it all

This post at Market Ticker is well worth your time. Here’s the snapshot: On the other hand we have demands that make perfect sense, such as: Prosecute the banksters. Your kids (and those not yet born!) are being told they’ll have to bail out the crooks. The “99%” are against those robbing the nation. – … Continue reading