The Logic of Seditious Behavior

Webster defines “sedition” as: “conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.” It’s pretty clear. But simply “talking about rebellion or overthrow” without encouraging violence may merely be expressing unsavory speech. The logic behind members of congress thus far is to speak out against what they consider to […]

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The Power of the President to Grant Pardons

Regarding the power of the President to grant pardons – Hamilton argued that such power should be granted to a single executive (the President). This was not an easy position to argue – particularly since pardons were deemed appropriate for individuals who deserve mercy on humanitarian purposes. Such consideration does not seem to be the […]

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Sowing Disruptive Seeds – – Communicating Trash to Populate False Information to Draw Desired Conclusions!

What if someone wants his supporters to draw the conclusion that the election of another to high office is illegitimate. How should he proceed using the “Critical Skills?” I suppose he could do the following: Initiate lawsuits (legitimate or otherwise) challenging some part of the electoral process for inaccuracies, fraud, or whatever. It makes no […]

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The Founding Fathers Got This One Wrong!

The Founding Fathers created the congressional branch of government not only to create laws but to serve in a capacity of “check and balance” on the executive. They vested power in each part of the congressional branch – to balance the need for representation by population and the need to protect the minority. In designing […]

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