Perhaps I Got It Right: A Nice Endorsement for ‘Our Last Hope’

When I set out to write the moral, historical and constitutional case for nullification, I knew I had a tough task ahead of me. After all, most Americans have never heard of nullification. And the constitutional and philosophical principles nullification rest on remain alien to even well-educated Americans.

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Don’t Count On the Courts (Or Congress Either)

Georgetown University Law Center professor Randy Barnett nailed it in a short post on the Volokh Conspiracy Blog this week.

Much as I believe that the NSA bulk data seizure program is unconstitutional because it is an “unreasonable” general warrant, the preferable remedy would be a congressional fix. Moreover, I agree that we should never count on the courts to save us.

Barnett crams a lot of truth into a single sentence.

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Breaking the Federal Monopoly

The other day, a friend of mine posted this on Facebook.

I am starting to wonder why I bother to pay my cable bill. Internet is down again at home. Time Warner says that they can’t get a technician out to the house until tomorrow afternoon. If they didn’t have a monopoly I would drop them in a heartbeat but as things are I guess I have no recourse.

When I read this, I thought, “Wow! I feel the same way about the federal government.”

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Florida Medical Marijuana: Right for the Constitution

On Nov. 4, Floridians will go to the polls and vote on a state constitutional amendment that would legalize marijuana for medical use in the Sunshine State.

Regardless of whether you think marijuana makes for good medicine, proper constitutional order demands a “yes” vote on Amendment 2.

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