Is It Poverty of the Soul?

In the aftermath of Baltimore riots, President Obama remarked that communities, police and the country needs some “soul searching.“ How much searching? Riots had little to do with a 25 year old black man, Freddie Gray’s death, while in custody of the police department. Since the early 60’s we’ve been …

Private-Built Roads Worked Before

By Bradley Harrington “The legislative powers vested in Congress are specified and enumerated in the eighth section of the first article of the Constitution, and it does not appear that the power proposed to be exercised by the bill is among the enumerated powers…” – President James Madison, vetoing a …

Can Wyoming Slay Fedzilla?

By Bradley Harrington “Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.” – Howard Aiken, “Portraits in Silicon,” 1987 – As anyone who follows my column knows well, I am a vociferous advocate for abolishing Wyoming’s reliance on …

Can We Get The President We Need?

In 1770, Sir William Pitt, speaking before Britain’s House of Lords, declared, “There is something behind the throne greater than the King himself.“ That raised the scepter the real rulers are invisible, exercising power from behind the scenes. Austrian born Felix Frankfurter, Supreme Court Justice, restated the notion in an …

A Republic

A Republic, by definition, has two principle elements; First, it is controlled by Law, therefore it does not control Law. Second, it recognizes the private independent sovereign nature of each person (man or woman) of competent age and capacity, therefore a Republic must be representative in its nature. A Republic …