By Winston Smith I like to have guns around. I don’t like to carry them. – Maya Angelou The new normal. This is a phrase that we have all heard said constantly during the coverage of the latest … Continue reading Guns in America
By Winston Smith “Many people are surprised to learn that there is no ‘right to privacy’ in the Constitution.” James Robertson, U.S. District Judge (ret.) Those following the investigation of Donald Trump and alleged ties and collusion to Russia … Continue reading FISA Courts: Can the Government be Denied?
By Winston Smith “Do you know where ‘policeman’ comes from, sir? … ‘Polis’ used to mean ‘city’, said Carrot. That’s what policeman means: ‘a man for the city’. Not many people knew that. The word ‘polite’ comes from ‘polis’, too. … Continue reading Police Use of Force: Final Thoughts
By John O. Sullivan Political gerrymandering makes the incentive for most members of Congress to play to the extremes of their base rather than to the center. -44th U.S. President Barack Obama Rules define the way that elections are run. … Continue reading FBB Primer: Gerrymandering Explained
Winston Smith There are drones flying over the air randomly that are recording everything that’s happening on what we consider our private property. That type of technology has to stimulate us to think about what is it that we … Continue reading Eye in the Sky: The Legality of Drones in Police Searches
“Equal pay for equal work. It’s common sense. It’s also overdue. Let’s close the gap and let’s do it now.” -Vice President Joe Biden Winston Smith When President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act of 1963 into law … Continue reading The Equal Pay Act: Is It Working?
The framers of the Constitution were so clear in the federalist papers and elsewhere that they felt an independent judiciary was critical to the success of the nation. – Sandra Day O’Connor By Winston Smith Our governmental institutions have become … Continue reading Judicial Independence and the Selection of Judges
To try to bolster lackluster numbers, steps have been taken to try to increase voter turnout. These initiatives have resulted in marginally higher turnout rates, but what if they were taken a step further? What if American citizens were required by law to vote? Could one even entertain such a wild concept? Requiring one to actually exercise their constitutional rights? Continue reading Compulsory Voting: Possible in America?
“For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.” – H. L. Mencken By Winston Smith The sight of them causes hearts to speed up, feet to slam, and tires to screech. They cause … Continue reading Speed Cameras, Metal Satans?
The creation of luxury prisons does not solve the issues that the prison has, nor is it even some type of shoddy bandage. It is another blow. Continue reading FBB Special Report: Luxury Prisons