Tag: Executive Branch

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Possibly the greatest achievement of the bc conservative movement in the last 50 years has been the rise of Judicial philosophy displacing judicial activism in the Courts. It makes sense that if a Justice is not acting off of principles but rather substituting their preferences for what happens they are just activists. Just as activist […]

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Deep Dive on the Declaration of Independence and Its Relevance Today

 

In honor of Independence Day, for this week’s Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten podcast I take a deep dive into the Declaration of Independence, discussing:

  • Its unique place in human history and the cause of freedom
  • The link between natural law and natural rights, faith and freedom
  • The Founders’ emphasis on virtue and morality to sustain a free system of limited government
  • Parallels between the charges laid out against King George III in the Declaration and modern America from the administrative state to sanctuary cities
  • The Founders’ views on slavery, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and failing to live up to the values and principles of the Declaration
  • The imperative to defend liberty against tyranny
  • And much more

You can find the episode on iTunes, everywhere else podcasts are found or download the episode directly here.

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Our president is a controversial figure, it seems. His rhetoric is bombastic. His claimed goals are all over the place. His principles are murky. So, I understand why stalwarts on the right don’t see in Trump the kind of leader they’d want for the conservative movement and/or the Republican party. I agreed. I only decided […]

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Vote for Trump, the lesser evil. If Hillary wins, she will hit the ground running.  Team Obama is already in place and would have a new burst of enthusiasm to continue their work at eliminating individual liberties and taking down the supports of western civilization.  Preview Open

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The Leftist Horde: Two Thousand Reasons to Vote for Trump

 

shutterstock_335650667Some fellow Ricochetti have lamented that they’ve yet to see a coherent reason to support Donald Trump and it’s a staple of many #NeverTrump arguments that there is no difference between him and Hillary Clinton. In response to these, I wanted to offer an argument that addresses an issue that hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves, with a focus on which of the two candidates will cause the most damage to America’s culture, values, rights, and finances.

It likely goes without saying that I am convinced that a win for Clinton would be bad for America and result in greater (and more lasting) damage, and my reason is simple: I fear the Leftist horde — some four million strong — that she will direct and unleash through the executive branch.

Politics is a Team Sport

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As President Obama has aptly demonstrated, a President has considerable powers (some even authorized) in addition to powers which require the cooperation of legislators. Most of these powers are known before one enters office. So why doesn’t every candidate plan these well in advance?  Publicizing one’s full list during the campaign might scare away voters […]

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