Monthly Archives: March 2019

A Shot Across Federalism’s Bow

It would be difficult to find another piece of legislation originating in the United States House of Representatives which attempts to side-step the notions of federalism, state sovereignty, and unalienable rights more than the For the People Act of 2019. The 116th Congress began its year by introducing its first piece of major legislation on January 3rd, imperiously named the For the People Act of 2019. The Bill summary states that the proposal “addresses voter access, election integrity, election security, […]

Marx vs. Jefferson

Our political conflict can often be boiled down to the stark differences in how Karl Marx and Thomas Jefferson viewed history and their different beliefs about the role of government in crafting the future. Of all the American founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson was perhaps the most strident student of enlightenment thinking and the most avowed individualist.  When he looked at what he had helped craft in the American republic, he saw a nation founded on ordered liberty.  He believed in […]