Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Religious Tests

Mitt Romney is reported to have rejected the idea of appointing a Muslim to the cabinet if he's elected president.  Does this violate Article 3, Section 6 of the Constition, ". . . no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States"?

Huckabee Argues for a Human Life Amendment

The current Republican front-runner in Iowa makes the case for a Human Life Amendment outlawing abortion across the country: a reverse Roe v. Wade.

He makes an interesting argument. He claims the logic behind this Amendment is the same behind the 13th. If abortion is murder, why trust the states to act prudently?

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Electoral College

Broken Government

Nixon's White House Counsel argues that Republicans have undermined all three branches of government.

American Creation

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Bruce Fein's "Anti-Dynasty" Amendment

Grover Norquist, head of Americans for Tax Reform, endorses Bruce Fein's draft of a Constitutional amendment to prevent political family dynasties.

Although I'd love to be safe from a Hillary Clinton presidency via Constitutional fiat, it seems that these proposals are just fundamentally antidemocratic. As Andrew Sullivan notes, the easiest way to prevent such dynasties is to defeat wives/husbands/sons/daughters of current political elites at the ballot box.

Issue ads and campaign finance

News story related to our recent discussion.