The rhetoric of rights is appealing. Label whatever you want a ‘right’ and you tip the scales in your favor. However appealing the tactic may be, however, is conceptually incorrect and politically dangerous.
Creeping government control is nothing new, but the DOJ’s recent disregard for the Second and Fourth Amendments shows old protections against abuses of power will wear thin without public vigilance.
It’s very concerning that so many U.S. lawmakers and elected officials are now ignorant, or maybe just dismissive, of the constitutional rights of those they govern.
It seems the Montpelier Foundation has adopted a version of the ‘blame America first’ mantra: Blame the Founders first, instead.
The question remains: Can cops still take your stuff even if you haven’t been convicted of a crime? What if it doesn’t constitute an excessive fine?
Justice John Paul Stevens says Heller was the worst decision during his tenure on the Supreme Court.That tells us plenty about his legacy.
The protection of liberty that we have in the Second Amendment is still timely, and it will be as long as human nature retains its propensity for evil.
The Supreme Court effectively repealed the Second Amendment in District of Columbia v. Heller by restricting the amendment to common arms.
In a properly functioning America like the Founders envisioned, a repeal of the Second Amendment would be virtually meaningless.
Most Republicans who assaulted the video game industry after the Florida rampage unintentionally showed they’re willing to destroy free speech to protect the right to bear arms.
In explaining his flip-flop on gun control, Joe Scarborough has failed to highlight that he went from being accountable to voters to being accountable to Comcast and MSNBC viewers.
Eric Swalwell’s bill would limit a universal freedom to a discrete class, and place the government—either through bureaucracy or through the courts—in charge of defining that class.
While rights like free speech are perceived as universal for all Americans, the right to keep and bear arms is idiosyncratically dismissed as a matter for local determination.
The Supreme Court should protect our telecom data from being wrongly seized. It should recognize this data as the property of telecom users and require a warrant before it is seized.
In one case, progresives support an originalist approach to the Constitution. But on abortion, they want a ‘living, breathing’ Constitution.
MSNBC’s Chuck Todd has apparently never read the Declaration of Independence. Either that or he thinks agreeing with it is ‘very fundamentalist.’
In prepared remarks before a group of Christian attorneys and religious liberty advocates, Attorney General Jeff Sessions noted that religious freedom is at the core of the American experience.
Cosmopolitan’s Jill Filipovic has constructed an argument against originalism that should embarrass even the most disinterested of history students.
Progressives keep using the language of ‘rights’ to excuse and facilitate their agenda. But the word doesn’t mean what they think it means.
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