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Jumping the Peruta Shark

I know that it is Wednesday, but yesterdays Young v Hawaii ruling has me off and chasing through the streams of history as we consider what the ruling might – it may still not be clear – actually means.

Our examination of the ruling starts in 1752 in Port Royal, Bermuda, where a boy was born to Colonel Henry and Anne Butterfield Tucker. Some generations before, the family had married into the St. George family, and so the boy was christened, St. George Tucker.

It is this young man, who will eventually find his way to Virginia, where in 1772 he will become a lawyer, trained under George Wythe, will serve his adopted State and his new country, who will one day sit down and compose his notes on Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Law. And what is that to us today? Read the rest of this entry


Stevens’ 2nd Dream

After watching the Marchers this past weekend, retired Associate Justice John Paul Stevens wrote and Op-Ed for the New York Times in which he indicated that he felt that the marchers were “aiming too low.” He wants nothing less than a full repeal of the 2nd amendment.

Now, on the one hand, it is somewhat refreshing to hear the political left finally come clean and admit what its goal actually is.

On the other hand, the Progressive Lefts’ response to the idea has be nothing short of proving that we live in the post-Constitutional Era. To most of those who spoke about the idea, the limits of the 2nd Amendment are pretty much meaningless.

But even if you take that argument, where does that road lead?

It’s Constitution Thursday on a Wednesday as a sore throated Dave has medical appointments tomorrow…




The Rabbi’s teach that everyone – me, you… everyone – *must* “come out of Egypt.” There is a great deal of spiritual depth in that idea.

The United States and a bunch of other countries expelled a whole bunch of diplomats and closed the Consulate in Seattle. The claim was made that the Consulate was “helping” to spy on Naval Base Kitsap.

Does this whole brouhaha spell an entirely new Cold War?

The City of Chicago experienced a “spike” in its murder rate in 2016. Most of us knew that, but now the University of Utah has prepared (but not yet published) a study claiming that *THE* reason for the spike was simply the lack of “Stop & Frisk” by the Chicago Police Department.

So… it is as simple as that? Just give the Police more power? Or is my own bias about Utah at work here?

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