Tag Archives: constitutionalists

Move to Amend chapter to open in Ypsi/Arbor, challenge concept of corporate personhood

Some local folks are starting an Ypsi/Arbor chapter of a national organization dedicated to the elimination of so-called “corporate personhood.” Their names are Reagan M. Sova and Joel Skene, and I thought that I’d take the opportunity to ask them some questions. Following is our brief, but dense conversation. MARK: So, I hear that you’re […]

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“Free speech is free speech but it’s not without consequences”

After yesterday’s horrific events took place in Arizona, the 73 year old, seven-term sheriff of Pima County, Clarence Dupnik, addressed the press. He was exceedingly blunt. Not only did he suggest that the heated political climate in Arizona may have contributed to the day’s events, but he said that his state had, over the course […]

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Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords, 18 others shot in Arizona

Remember how, several months ago, we were discussing Sarah Palin’s decision to show her perceived political adversaries in the crosshairs of a gun? Well, one of those people, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, was shot this morning. The motivation of the shooting is not yet know, but, given that the Congresswoman was the first of […]

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The Constitution requires interpretation

A few days ago, on the site, a conversation that we were having about Christine O’Donnell was hijacked by some folks who wanted to discuss the Constitution. I’m probably going to oversimplify this, but, according to my recollection (I’ll be damned if I go back and read through the whole thread again), there were essentially […]

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“See, the Democrats are violent too!”

With the news that a mentally ill man in Pennsylvania had threatened the life of Republican Congressman Eric Cantor, conservatives everywhere have begun jumping up and down, waiving their hands around wildly (imagine Arnold Horshack trying to get Mr. Kotter’s attention), and claiming that this definitively proves, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Democrats […]

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