An Apology to the RNL

[For Kells, and my buddy, Bill: both of whom have tried to make this stiff-necked individual a better person — in spite of himself.  Kells, Bill, I hope this reads the way it sounds in my head.] I want to apologize to the readers of the RNL, and more so, to Utah.  The exchange between…

Three Economies: Why Liberty Doesn’t Matter to a Hungry Man

The US government, under the control of “progressives” has consciously divided the citizens of America into three distinct economies over the past 150 years. I’ve tagged them: The Locke-Friedman Economy (for John Locke and Milton Friedman) The Huxley-Orwell Economy (for Aldous Huxley and George Orwell) The Hobbes-Keynes Economy (for Thomas Hobbes and John Maynard Keynes) I’ll…

By Jove! I Think I’ve Got It!

For the last few days, M. has been moaning and groaning about solutions to our current political state. In my view, the biggest problem is apathy. How do you get people interested in politics? I suppose you could get a bunch of stars together to condemn the second Amendment in order to sway voters; like this:…

Constitution: Supreme Court Justice Thomas exemplifies the process for determining Constitutionality

Please read the entire opinion for yourself. Justice Thomas explains in his dissenting opinion how the 3rd branch of Government, the Judicial branch, performs their duty to “…preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” This process took a couple of decades to figure out, as Chief Justice Story described and taught in his writings.…

Why I Am The Crusty Old Bastard That I Am

A relevant question in light of recent events, one would assume. I’ll try to explain. I do not count myself as a great thinker. I’m not particularly intelligent; I would say that I’m about average. I didn’t go to top tier schools and didn’t graduate with a vast array of honors and accolades. I actually…