Why would people looking for a “leader” vote for someone to not lead?

Romney’s speech last night, as well as his previous speakers, captured the movement of American freedom. Well done! Yet articulating the American movement of freedom, as inspiring and vitally important as it is, must be accompanied by solutions in order to enhance freedom, which by American political culture includes equality of opportunity and also citizen equity (Are the poor…

Hamilton’s “Dissimilitude” was Shot by the President of the United States

Pithy Introduction: Working Paper Part I: In order to determine how Hamilton’s “dissimilitude” in Federalist Paper 69 regarding the power to “declare war” (independent variable) impacts presidential war policy (dependent variable); this study applies a contextual analysis to the actions of the Washington, Polk and W. Bush presidencies. I analyze possible demagoguery (as described by…

Marshall’s 4th Model of Supreme Court Decision Making

Almost this entire poem was a rewording [with rights] of Kyla Stepp’s, J.D., [and fellow Ph.D. student] propositional inventory paper on the Models of the Supreme Court. That [excellent] essay can be found HERE. Align Left: Professor                              Center: Students                                     Right: Gadfly The professor looked forward, To this lecture all year. To her, it appeared; Research moves slumbered, For daring…

Attack of the Zebra Mussels

Book used: Constitutional Law, 16th Edition, 2007. Sullivan and Gunther. Foundation Press. Zebra Mussels, native to Russia, were transported by boat to the States and are now infiltrating the Great Lakes, Mississippi, Tennessee, Hudson and Ohio rivers basins. Environmentally, this species existence significantly alters the waters they infest and consequently, almost every other native species…