We have our definition of “republic,”
but what if that wasn’t necessarily the definition the Framers had?
A few years ago there was a wonderful show on TV, “How the States Got Their Shapes.” Host Brian Unger takes you around the country and looks at…. well… how the states got their shapes. It’s all based on the book of the same name (HERE). For what it’s worth, the show is better than the book, but the information is the same.
At any rate, why does any of that matter?
Yesterday, the California Supreme Court ruled that the much heralded and discussed Prop 9, a vote by the people on whether or not to separate California into three States, should be removed from the ballot because it “might” violate the States Constitution.
Now… whether it does or not we have to ask some questions about this whole deal.
Plausibly live, It’s Constitution Thursday on The Dave Bowman Show!
It’s Flag Day on the show.
We start with a re-look at the California Ballot initiative to split into three States. It’s actually quite remarkable what the Initiative is attempting to do, which is turn this issue into a direct-democracy instead of a republican form of government and force Congress to accept the vote as the actions of the State Legislature. Of bigger concern is what would a Flag look like is it had 52 stars instead of 50?
The Pledge of allegiance to the Flag of The United States has caused a good deal of debate and argument through the history of the Country.
And the SCOTUS decides that Minnesota’s ban on “political” buttons, shirts and insignias is unconstitutional, mainly because nobody has any real idea of how vast the definition of “political” can be…
Voters in the State of California will decide to split in November!!!
Not so fast there, Terry Draper…
Tesla might be driving to Mars, but back here on Earth things are not going as gangbusters as we are supposed to believe. In fact, the company is laying off 3700 employees, which represent somewhere close to 9% of their entire workforce…
Are you mad about how the Progressive Left is reacting to the Singapore Summit? Does it make your blood boil when the media tells you that the summit was a total failure? Do you throw things at the TV when Democrats complain about the “amateur” President and his “shaky” foreign policy move? I hate to be the one to tell you this, but we’re just looking in a mirror and seeing a reflection of the worst of ourselves.