Peaceful Transitions

…are what makes America great… “This government, the offspring of our own choice, uninfluenced and unawed, adopted upon full investigation and mature deliberation, completely free in its principles, in the distribution of its powers, uniting security with energy, and containing within itself a provision for its own amendment, has a just claim to your confidence […]

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Advice and Consent

….means exactly that, it’s not that hard, people…. “He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and […]

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Sitting Ducks

…are preferable to lame ducks at any rate, at least they are choosing to stay still… “Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.”-John Adams, Letter to Benjamin Rush (18 April 1808) ____________________________________________________________________________ It’s funny. I can’t seem to recall anything about the second half of a second presidential term being inherently […]

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Tangled

….oh the complex webs we weave when we let our government intercede… “The propriety of stimulating by rewards the invention and introduction of useful improvements, is admitted without difficulty.  But the success of attempts in this way, must evidently depend much on the manner of conducting them.” ~ Alexander Hamilton, Report on Manufactures, 05 December […]

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