Vhyrus pulls off a Christmas miracle by getting off his lazy ass and writing an article.Read More
by sloopyinca | Aug 7, 2017 | Advice, Big Government, Congress, Constitution, Deep State, Economy, Executive Branch, Federal Power, First Amendment, Guns, Liberty, Markets, National Security, Opinion, Politics, Rant, Regulation, Rule of Law, Supreme Court, Taxes | 302
What is libertarianism’s best strategy to gain a legitimate amount of power nationally (and then happily cede it to the people)?
Sloopy believes there is a third, and overlooked, option.
The states and grand juries, Part Three: Reformers weaken, and in some cases destroy, the right to a grand jury
“When Dr. [Samuel] Johnson defined patriotism as the last refuge of a scoundrel, he ignored the enormous possibilities of the word reform.” – Roscoe ConklingRead More
Rather than give a comprehensive history of the victories of “reformers” who curtailed grand-jury rights in state after state, let me attempt to give some historical vignettes, and tie these vignettes together with some semblance of narrative coherence. Then later, I’ll give an account of the triumph of the reformers in their battle against the grand jury.Read More
The states and grand juries, Part One: The case of an enraged husband leads a couple of former pro-slavers to quarrel over the meaning of the Constitution
Who’s more dangerous – the killer, or the judges who hold his life in their hands?Read More