Tag Archives: rule of law

John Andrist: The Ground Is Moving Beneath Us

John Andrist: The Ground Is Moving Beneath Us

As a much younger pup in my early 20s I joined the Jaycees. One of the tenets of their creed was, “Government should be of laws, not of men”. It was still a no brainer in the 1950s culture. After all, that’s how America began. . . a motley crew of folks who were fleeing

Senator Rubio: America Can Make Immigrants Conservative

At the heart of opposition to immigration reform is fear, I think. Fear that an influx of new immigrants will upset the political balance. Steal jobs. Undermine our culture. Specifically, conservatives see granting amnesty to illegal immigrants as minting whole new generations of Democrat voters. Senator Marco Rubio addressed those concerns today in an impassioned

Guest Post: Fargo Judge Hearing Abortion Cases Cannot Be Trusted

Last Wednesday, East Central North Dakota Judge Wickham Corwin allowed a request from the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights, on behalf of the Fargo abortion provider Red River Women’s Clinic, to combine two separate challenges to abortion laws under the same complaint. The move is just the latest in a series of questionable actions

Number Of Women As Top Household Earners Growing, Birth Rates Falling

According to a Pew study, women are becoming the top income earners in an increasing number of households. Part of that increase is due to an increase in single mother households – not a positive for our society – but what’s interesting is that the number of married women who are the top income earners

Federal Wildlife Officials Give Their Blessing To Killing Endangered Birds

Here in North Dakota a half-dozen oil companies faced criminal prosecution under the Migratory Birds Treaty Act by Obama-appointed US Attorney Tim Purdon over about a dozen dead ducks – common ducks, not at all endangered – found at oil sites during a months-long investigation. Thankfully, those prosecutions were laughed out of federal court, but

"We need to move away from the idea that every act we find immoral, repugnant, or unsavory needs to be criminalized."

“Every new criminal law gives prosecutors more power,” writes Radley Balko. “Once we have so many laws that it’s likely we’re all breaking at least one of them, the prosecutor’s job is no longer about enforcing the laws, but about choosing which laws to enforce.” And when Balko writes about the growth in our criminal

Is Economic Liberty Driving The World's Fertility Decline?

There was a moment in my childhood when I was terrified at the idea of overpopulation. I think I had caught a news item in school, or at home, about the earth’s growing population, and I was afraid that one day we’d run out of space. Out of food. Out of everything. There’d just be

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