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Does Popular Election of Senators Actually Give Us Less Qualified Senators?

Not many people are familiar with the topic of direct election of Senators, much less its relevance to our everyday lives.  All we know is that we are inundated every two years with election mail, commercial ads and annoying phone calls.  1,731 more words


United States of America, raison d'être ?

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

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Culture & Society

Food Processing, Information Processing, Child Processing?

When I was teaching I often decried the tendency for “educrats” to address education as something we did “to” students rather than something we did “with” them. 718 more words


California's New Gun Control Bill, And Due Process

Yeah, it kind of throws due process out the window. If you can find someone who knows the gun owner and thinks that the gun owner shouldn’t own a gun, you can get their license suspended unless they spend the time and energy to fight the situation in court.


Lesotho, our 10th province?

Dear President Zuma,

Our land-locked neighbour, the mountain kingdom of Lesotho, is taking up a great deal of your time, it seems. Your deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, is also devoting considerable time and effort to the political travails that bedevil the country, in an effort to bring the warring factions together, and to end the constitutional crisis that prevails. 829 more words


Weighing The Sun - Part 1

When it comes to energy, we’re off the mark wildly by our ubiquitous dependencies on the ever dirtier fossil fuels we can’t seem to let go of. 1,438 more words

The Constitution

Part 2--More About Secession the "History" Books Haven't Told Us

by Al Benson Jr.

It has been accurately asserted by author Gene H. Kizer Jr. that: “The arguments for the right of secession are unequivocal. There is the constitutional right based on the Compact Theory, and the revolutionary right based on the idea that a free people have a right to change their government anytime they see fit. 850 more words