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Elective Monarchy

By Nathan Tucker “The contest, for all ages, has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power,” warned Daniel Webster.  “Through all this history of the contest for liberty, executive power has been regarded ...
by Nathan W. Tucker

 
 

No, You Can’t

By Nathan Tucker Two-hundred and twenty-five years ago Monday, the Constitutional Convention meeting in Philadelphia signed the Constitution and submitted it to the states for ratification.  It went into effect on June 21, 178...
by Nathan W. Tucker

 
 

Electing Santa Clause

By Nathan Tucker Political elections are like picking Santa Claus, except that politicians, unlike St. Nick, only give away other people’s toys.  We all get in line to sit on Santa’s lap at campaign rallies and town hall e...
by Nathan W. Tucker

 

 

Taxing Fairness

By Nathan Tucker Republican governors such as Chris Christie (NJ), Terry Branstad (IA), and Paul LePage (ME) have voiced their support for a bi-partisan effort on Capital Hill to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act.  While claim...
by Nathan W. Tucker

 
 

The Devil’s Budget

By Nathan Tucker Bob Beckel recently attacked the Republican budget as something written by the devil.  Calling Republicans hypocrites, he stated:  “I have always been amazed how Republicans wrap themselves around God and t...
by Nathan W. Tucker

 

 

UP or DOWN

By Nathan Tucker Mitt Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate, the New York Times tells us, shifts the focus of the presidential election from the economy to ideology.  CNN chimes in, reporting tha...
by Nathan W. Tucker