Lock ’em Up?

A few years ago, when my son was 12 years old, he painted on a wall at a public school. He got caught immediately, confessed his guilt, and after serving 52 hours community service, paying restitution, taking a victims rights class, and staying out of trouble for six months his suspended sentence was expunged. To …

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Conservatism and Originalism–Observations on a Legislative Fiasco

As I watched what we can only hope are the death throes of the GOP tax cut "healthcare" effort this week, I was struck once again by the resiliency of our always creaking system of government and by a striking contradiction between rhetoric and action that I have not seen noted elsewhere. I will refrain …

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