“I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or…View More Killing Independence in Modern Politics
In the vernacular, the role of representatives is most often understood in terms of how they service the interests of the polity: the average citizen…View More Congressional Representatives Should Secure Rights, Not Interests
The contemporary political era is one in which the tired old cliché “If you’re not with us, you’re against us” has become a guiding maxim.…View More Partisan Litmus Tests Reinforce the Very Culture They Attempt to Undermine
The falling away of federalistic principles from government is often linked to the increasingly nationalistic scope of politics. Under the auspices of the commerce clause…View More Is National Security Replacing the Commerce Clause as the Basis for Sweeping Federal Power?
There is perhaps nothing so indicative of an increasingly oligarchic trend in government as language from politicians signaling their actions are oriented around what is…View More The Shutdown Highlights Oligarchic Attitudes in Government
If one believes that many of the shortcomings of today’s politics can ultimately be traced to the abandonment of federalist principles—as tends to typify certain…View More Re-establishing federalism starts with divorcing national politics from elections
The president has no legislative power. This is confirmed not only by the lack of language in Article II of the Constitution granting the president…View More Presidential Deal-Brokering Threatens Rule of Law