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Law In Courts

Recently, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided 2-1 on Sept. 29 that a Christian minister-turned-judge can continue opening his court with a prayer from a revolving group of chaplains. Wayne Mack, a Texas Justice of the Peace, made a campaign promise to incorporate prayer in his court based on his view that God wants the program in place “for His […]

The Rise of Intersectionality

Recently chemistry professor Dr. Maitland Jones Jr. was fired after 82 of his students signed a petition noting that his organic chemistry class was “too hard.” The students accused Jones of purposely making the class difficult, citing that their low scores negatively impacted their “well-being,” and their chances of getting into medical school. Instead of evaluating the rigor and substance of […]

What If The Government Thinks I’m Dead?

In a classic conundrum that could only be created by our government, an Indiana man is fighting for his life despite being relatively healthy other than a few kidney problems. Since 2017, however, he has been fighting with the Internal Revenue Service to prove he is alive.   That is right, along with the government now deciding whether you are a man […]

6 Things We Learned From Prohibition

Just over 100 years ago (October 28, 1919), the National Prohibition Act became law, better known as the Volstead Act, outlawed the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages in the United States. Prohibition failed to end alcohol consumption and was repealed on December 5, 1933. In a book on prohibitions, John Meadowcroft of King’s College in London offers several “generic lessons and […]

Real Life Case Law

“I went to Law School in New Orleans, LA in order to earn my JD and also an International Law certificate.  This afforded me the ability to learn both civil and common law- which are the two primary systems of law used around the World.  In common law, past legal precedents or judicial rulings are used to decide cases at hand. Under […]

How Do You Perceive Our Constitution?

The way you view your life is simply a matter of perspective.  Every single person starts the same way.  It is true. No person can understand how great or terrible their life is at birth, their worth is at birth, or what their future is at birth.  The truth is that those items are determined not by wealth, looks, or want.  […]

Tough Times

My grandfather was on a tractor on rented land, my father was able to drive his truck to work, my wife is in a Mercedes, my son and daughter will be able to pick the car they desire, and my grandson is going to be in the car they buy for him, but my great grandson will be back fighting […]

The First Labor Day

Having the first Monday in September off from work was significant for American workers in 1894, when Labor Day was declared a national holiday. Working conditions in the country’s factories, railroads, mills, and mines were grim. Employees, including many children, were often required to work 12 hours a day, six days a week, in crowded, poorly ventilated spaces. Supervision was […]

Freedom

The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence from colonial rule, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration […]

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