Category Archive: Civics

Convention of States – We Will Persevere

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Over the past 120 years, the officials in various branches of government have told us that the United States Constitution is a “living document”. The argument goes that the Colonial Americans could never… Continue reading

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The More Things Change … the more they stay the same

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I was circling back on a few articles that I had filed away in my personal news archive, I use a product called Pocket, it is a great service. I recommend them. I… Continue reading

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Self-Interests of the State (Part Two)

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A continuation of the first part of the discussion about the self-interests of the state. Focus in this part is around the idea that the state knows better than the people that elected… Continue reading

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Self-Interests of the State (Part One)

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In an effort to reach more of an expanded audience, Civics Reaffirmed is introducing podcasting to the line up. This episode deals with the self-interests of the State and how Washington D.C. presents… Continue reading

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The Bear, The Dragon, The Fox, and The Lamb

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The recent and respected attention of United States Foreign Policy has been on Syria and their Civil War. By many accounts this has been an ongoing conflict since March of 2011. This time… Continue reading

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My Country, ‘Tis of Thee

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Today, we celebrate the United States of America and the declaration of the greatest expression of human freedom. Today 237 years ago, America was a collection of colonies under British rule. The government… Continue reading

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Non-Negotiable: The 4th Amendment

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“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause,… Continue reading

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Give Me Security or Give Me Death

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Human history is full of stories of people making remarkable choices that have altered the future course. In the realm of public affairs, the most basic choice – if you distill it down… Continue reading

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Efficiency and its Implications

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            We can all agree that efficiency is generally a good thing, right? Efficiency is a lack of waste, a best use of the resources available (i.e. doing the best you can with… Continue reading

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Against All Enemies Foreign & Domestic

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The recent discovery of the President’s push to provide a legal framework to further utilize UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) in the War on Terror made me stop and think. Once stopped I started… Continue reading

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State of {Dis}-Union

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Tonight we all have the privilege to see a facet of the Constitution that, in recent times, has merely served as a campaign speech. Article II, Section 3 of the United States Constitution states… Continue reading

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Virtues of Charity – Vices of Entitlement

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JUM6C67H88G4 The pursuit of moral perfection, excellence more less, is generally consider an act of virtue.  Naturally the diametric is a vice, or a vicious act.  The philosophical study of virtue, along with the… Continue reading

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Time Dependency of the 2nd Amendment?

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For the last month, our national dialogue has been dominated by emotionally charged discussions on firearms. As with any tragedy, we should ask why – and while our problem solving process is overflowing… Continue reading

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The “Free Market”: Inherent Virtue or Merely a Deceptive Misnomer?

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Free market capitalism is an economic system dreamt up by humans to facilitate trade amongst each other in a way its proponents would argue is moral. Is it a good idea? What are… Continue reading

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Scientific Objectivity, Moral Depravity, & The Fiscal Cliff Farce

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I have memories of purely academic economic courses where the study surrounded governing policies to understand the “market forces”, “the invisible hand” argument of Adam Smith, and yes even the “downward spiral” of… Continue reading

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