Let me begin by saying that I have tremendous respect for Mitt Romney and what he has accomplished in his personal life. However, this election was a competition between the two most pathetically small-minded presidential candidates in history. Neither side laid out a vision for where they want to take this country. Romney promised 12 million new jobs and a restored economy. That’s a campaign promise, not a vision. And the details of his plan to get the economy growing again were about as informative as the nutrition label on a bottle of water. Aside from occasional rhetoric about...Read More
Author: Garrett Jacobs
Having a democracy implies having a demos – a population making up a political entity that will guide the direction of the state. Since the primary election in North Carolina (where I am registered to vote) was held a couple months ago, I thought I would reflect upon the state of democracy in this country. America is a republic, not a full-blown democracy. However, the democratic tradition in America has always been a source of national pride. In order to declare our democratic tradition upheld, I submit that two simple criteria must be met. First, the people (the demos)...Read More
Chief Justice John Roberts shocked many Supreme Court watchers with his ruling on the Affordable Care Act. While he agreed in principle with his fellow conservative justices on nearly every major constitutional question, he decided to leave the law in tact. Roberts agreed with justices Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Kennedy that Congress has no power to impose a health insurance mandate under the “Commerce Clause” or the “Necessary and Proper Clause,” and in doing so did not expand the reach of the “Commerce Clause” as the Obama Administration had hoped the Court would. However, the Affordable Care Act, in...Read More
If the old adage, “You are what you eat,” is true; the government of North Carolina appears to have given itself the authority to define every North Carolina public school student. This past winter, a 4-year-old pre-kindergarten student in Raeford, North Carolina, had her packed lunch taken away from her, and was given a school-provided lunch that was deemed more nutritiously appropriate. While this incident occurred a few months ago, it is representative of the left’s view on the proper role of government. On January 31st of this year, a pre-K student at West Hoke Elementary brought a lunch...Read More
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