Category Archives: 14th Amendment

Heller & The Gun




In the ongoing (with no end in sight) debate over exactly what to do about mass shootings, the doctrines have become entrenched. On the Left, all guns must be eliminated, because Australia did this and ended gun violence. On the Right, Switzerland and Israel have guns everywhere and they have no such shootings.

GunsĀ *must* be taken away; guns are a Constitutional right and *cannot* be taken away.

Who is correct? What if both sides are to a degree? What if neither side is correct at all? Read the rest of this entry

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Articles of Faith



It is almost an Article of faith among Conservative Right political folk – the Courts are stacked with liberal activist Judges who will always overturn the will of the Voters. Don’t believe me? Well… this week the Godfather of conservative Talk Radio said pretty much exactly that.

The problem is, of course, that Articles of Faith are usually – okay, always – based in confirmation bias. That is to say that they are based only upon things that tend to support the statement. events or things that tend to disprove the Article of Faith are generally ignored or dismissed.

When it comes to the Constitution, this is especially true. Conservatives believe that Activist Judges are upending the whole thing, while Progressives believe that the Judges aren’t activist enough. Which more or less means that the truth is somewhere in the middle.

Since I am on the political Right, I prefer to look at things that challenge my own position and thinking. When it comes to the perception of Judges destroying America, there’s no place better to start than the 9th Circuit Court in San Francisco.

So let’s go there and take up the case of a Roseville Police Officer who managed to get herself terminated, for having sex, with a fellow Officer…


A Day to Day Convention



On Monday, January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court of the United states issued what could be argued was its most controversial ruling, Roe v Wade. In the ensuing years, most Americans have gone deaf from the volume the the arguments over the moral implications of the ruling.

On the first live broadcast of Constitution Thursday since September 20, 2013, we take a look at the ruling and the process by which the Court decided that a right to privacy exists between a citizen and their physician.

Upon further review, did the Court “get it right,” at least as far as the privacy rights are concerned? And if they did, how far should that/those right/s extend?

It’s Constitution Thursday, LIVE on the Podcast 99 Network!


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