Liberty

Constitution and Laws

Ken Thomas at No Left Turns discusses the Elena Kagan’s dismissal of the Declaration of Independence as the foundation for constitutional liberties. From Preserving Democracy, p.  230: Religion in America serves three very important functions in regards to democracy. The first is that it provided the intellectual foundation for the country, as stated by the…

Taxes and Finance

Fiscal Cancer

Allan R. Bevere discusses the recent report of the bipartisan commission on the deficit.  The new is not good, but it is also not surprising. In Preserving Democracy, chapter 2, “Taxes and the Welfare State” discusses spending, taxation and the deficit, and these topics are taken up in chapter 10, “The Never Ending Struggle,” where…