Tag Archives: Patriotism

Why Proportional Representation For Congress Is Unwise

     A non-American asked in a Redddit thread recently in regards to national American elections “Wouldn’t it be easier to just switch to proportional representation”. Below are my responses, in part, outlining why this is not only the opposite of “easy” … Continue reading

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     The “Model State Constitution” has been around, with revisions, for 100 years now.  As someone who used to read current and former state constitutions for fun and relaxation, I’ve found the “model” constitution to be lacking and not especially good … Continue reading

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12 Posts of Christmas, 2020 (Day 11)

     A little Christmas message for our enemies around the world. Tweet

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Happy Bill of Rights Day!

     Today is the 229th anniversary of the first ten amendments to the Constitution coming into effect. The original Bill of Rights contained a preamble stating that the clauses were “declaratory and restrictive” — i.e. they restricted the Federal Government and … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving for 2020!

     This Thanksgiving let us eschew politics for at least one day while we enjoy tasty turkey, the company of kith & kin (provided you can avoid being busted by the COVID-Cops), and marvel at the 500th anniversary of the Mayflower … Continue reading

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For Those Who Remain, Still

     Though begun as “Armistice Day,” Veterans Day has expanded in the United States as a day for all those brave men and women who fight to keep us free.      On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th … Continue reading

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An Election Musical Interlude

     While the counting of ballot continues and continues, let us enjoy an apropos musical interlude. Tweet

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An Old But Salient Message For Everyone Post-Election

     For most Americans, nothing really changed between Tuesday and Wednesday. They voted and then went on with their lives. For some people who give all their heart and emotional energy in the outcome of a single election, they either became … Continue reading

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The Political And Cultural Bias of Freedom House

     An outfit calling itself “Freedom House” has decided that the U.S. is free… but not free enough.   Why is the U.S. not free enough?   President Trump. The administration of President Donald Trump continued to introduce restrictive new policies … Continue reading

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Nevada Early Vote 2020 (First Full Week)

     The first of full week of early voting has finished up, with one more to go.   In past elections your humble author would compare early vote numbers with past elections to get an idea of how this election was … Continue reading

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