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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Resurrecting the Rule of Law

 

Recently I wrote a post decrying the fecklessness of conservatives, Republicans, and their constituents. We expended a great deal of energy in the comments figuring out how we could fight back against the Democrat party, re-build our reputations by challenging the lies and deceptions of the Left, and gain the respect and trust of the electorate. I think I have identified an additional strategy for this new agenda that we haven’t previously touched on. It’s called the rule of law.

The term “rule of law” has been bandied about quite a lot lately. Most people probably don’t know what it means, but it sounds important and official. The problem in these times is that rule of law is ignored when it is inconvenient, difficult, or an impediment to action. Yet at one time, rule of law was an important governing principle.

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Why Brexit Is Important to Americans

 

brexit-logoWith all that is going on in the US, perhaps the topic of “Brexit” has escaped most people. Until the last week or so, even as an American living in Switzerland, I have to admit I didn’t find it important. But Brexit is important even to Americans. It is about what happens when an “administrative state” is in the process of becoming your unwanted master.

Brexit is the June 23 referendum to decide if the UK remains in the European Union (EU). The peoples of the 28 members of the EU are governed to a growing extent by a complex organization in Brussels that can best be described as an “administrative state.” It has evolved from the original Treaty of Rome; this formed a trading bloc called the European Economic Community (EEC). When the key members formed this bloc in the 1950s, it amounted to a group of countries that sought free trade among themselves and common tariffs with countries outside the bloc. It was simple, effective, and democratic because each member’s participation was governed by the parliaments of each member state.

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Just in case anyone was toying with the idea of attending the KC meetup, but didn’t know how they were going to get there. I’m planning on driving from Chicagoland to KC. And if possible, I might take it a Cardinals vs. Royals Game game on the way there or back, not sure, no real […]

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Of course you would. How could anyone not want to spend time with the National Review writer, author of The Conservatarian Manifesto, and a strong advocate for free speech and Second Amendment rights?The most attractive conservative alive? More

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Robin-hood-disneyscreencaps.com-4724June 15 marks 800 years since the signing of the Magna Carta, one of the most important documents in history. In honor of the fellow at the right agreeing to respect his noblemen: Mr. Amy, James of England, and I are hosting a Ricochet Meetup in Kansas City!

This June has a number of anniversaries of important events in the spread of freedom and American identity at 25, 50, 100, 200, 400, 1600, 3200, and 6400 years ago. We assume that everyone will be celebrating 800 years of the Magna Carta, so we’re not trying to compete on the day; we’re taking the closest weekend. The Waterloo celebration later in the week may mean that you’re already partied out that week; if so, we understand, just as those of you who get to celebrate the Berlin Wall finally falling to Peter’s words have a great reason not to attend other, inferior parties. An informal poll, though, suggests that few of you are celebrating the 400 years since Pocahontas gave birth to a founding father of Virginia (and James would like to suggest there is nothing more pro-freedom than marrying an Englishman). Come celebrate the invention of beer, or any of the other anniversaries, but more importantly, come and celebrate Ricochet. A meetup where we have coffee really is like having coffee with friends.

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