Politics / Government

Miller v. Becerra Last week we were notified about a case filed in San Diego District Court named Miller v. Becerra.  The headlines from the gun advocacy groups read, “LAWSUIT CHALLENGES CALIFORNIA ASSAULT WEAPON LAW!!!” and “JUDGE BENITEZ TO HEAR CHALLENGE TO AR LAW!” YAY!!!! Well… it’s a good, meritorious lawsuit, but I doubt it will be...

“I have in my hand proof that the Department of State is infested with Communists!” So began the meteoric rise and Icarian fall of Senator Joseph McCarthy. Funny thing is that he was correct up to a point.  The Soviets we now know were actively involved as recruiting agents to infiltrate our government.  Some of this...

Musings from West Point

It is Friday, June 28th, and I am completely wrapping myself in the patriotic glow of our nation.  I am writing this blog in our hotel room in Newbourgh, New York.  A few miles to the east is the site of George Washington’s NY headquarters; it was here that he rejected an American monarchy. ...

How Do I Love Thee…

Fridays are usually my “blog days,” meaning that at some point during the day a muse smacks me upside the head and gives me inspiration on what to write for the following Wednesday’s blog. Over the last few weeks, Muse has been keeping her hands to herself.  I have been able to come up with...

Duncan v Becerra, Part II

Judge Benitez issued a stay of his decision pending appeal by DOJ.  This stay was somewhat unusually tailored to protect the thousands of individuals who relied on his decision and acquired LCMs over the last week. 

Timbs v. Indiana

For those of you who watch the “Coffee with Steven” companion video to these blogs, you may remember last week I referenced a Supreme Court case that I wanted to discuss.  That case is Timbs v. Indiana… and it is an important one. So, to understand the importance of the case, we must understand...

How We Define Freedom

How we define freedom… Freedom is a term that is typically bandied about in discussions of politics, American history, and other dubious social interactions.  When using the word, a variety of meanings can be intended. The other day I was heading into work and listening to Neil Cavuto on Fox News.  He was interviewing...