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Due Process of Law, #1: Can a Law be Unlawful?

(graphic credit) By Jeff Rutherford I’m often tempted to try and devise a set of questions as a litmus test to reveal whether a person leans towards Conservatism or Progressivism.  Here’s a candidate question for such an ideological litmus test: … Continue reading

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Your Congressmen/Women: Delegates or Trustees?

A tangent question from a follower regarding  my last article (Re-chewing the Simpson-Bowles Cud) deserves its own article. The question had to do with how much latitude our congressmen/women should be allowed to exercise when

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