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Tag: 14th Amendment
  • Defending Lincoln’s Critics

    I’m not sure how a conservative undertakes to write a pro-Lincoln apologetic without a single word pledged to exculpating ostensible Fourteenth Amendment grievances from “small-government” opprobrium.  But National Review’s indefatigable Rich Lowry has done it in a piece called “Defending Lincoln.”  I’m just unconvinced that the article delivers as promised, is all. In so “defending,” …

  • The Rights of Fetuses as Citizens

    The question that has been stewing in my mind for close to a year now is this: If a fetus is a life and has a right to be protected starting at conception, does that mean that any baby conceived on American soil is a natural born citizen? And why or why not? I will hopefully not …

  • The Trouble with the Constitution

    I had been meaning to start this conversation for awhile and Matt Cockerill’s post “Constitutionalism Can Mean Statism” spurred me on.  The liberty movement sometimes finds itself saying “Restore the Republic” by “Respect[ing] the Constitution.”  Fair enough, but restore which elements of the Republic and respect which parts of the Constitution?  1787? 1789? 1870? 1913? Those of us who …