How Bush Turned The Constitution Inside Out

“Stop throwing the Constitution in my face. It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!” -George W. Bush, November, 2005 The context for the above quote lies in a meeting President Bush had with Congressional Republicans and aides back in 2005 when they were discussing how to renew the Patriot Act. His outburst came after an […]


The Incredible Shrinking Bill of Rights

(Note: This article ended up being rather lengthy, more so than I anticipated. Expect a good five minutes to get through this one. – KG) Progressives like me make a point of hammering the Bush administration for every misstep it takes. And to be fair, they make it pretty easy for us, what with banner […]


A Necessary Digression

“We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” We recognize the […]


Making Crime Pay

An important yet often neglected aspect of our criminal justice system is the effectiveness of our punishment system. Any punishment meted out by our legal system must contain three elements: it must appropriately punish the convicted person, it must act as a deterrent to others, and it must protect society from repeated criminal acts. Without […]


A New Day In Criminal Court

The reforms I suggested in Criminal Justice Reformed offer the possibilities of more effective and fiscally prudent law enforcement practices and clearly defined areas of responsibility for investigating and prosecuting criminal behavior. Those reforms, while worthwhile in and of themselves, are not enough to reduce the criminal element in society. To better the chances of […]