THE PRAGMATIC CONSTITUTIONALIST’S BLOG

Show me five votes made by Rand Paul with which you disagree, and I’ll show you 300 hundred you support. Anyone who votes for liberty with over 95% consistency is an ally — not a sell-out.  Further, he’s actually “in the game.”  Not just some keyboard critic.

 

Who was “Up the Chain” on January 6th?

Who was “Up the Chain” on January 6th?

I’m exceedingly frustrated by remarks being made in this week’s Congressional hearings. Any fair-minded person should be equally nonplussed by the unwillingness of elected officials and bureaucratic nominees to make honest comparisons between last year’s endless BLM...

Liberty Man

Liberty Man

I am a man who has to free
To pull up the anchor and set out to sea
To ride the beckoning waves and follow the stars

Knowing Things . . .

Knowing Things . . .

Ignorance is bliss? Only if you’re ignorant of all things. Particularly all things related to politics and how the world works. There’s another level of ignorance, in which you are only aware of that which proceeds from your preferred echo chamber. Such ignorance is...

What I Saw on January 6th in Washington, DC

What I Saw on January 6th in Washington, DC

What I Saw on January 6th in Washington, DC The morning began with a hearty breakfast at a Crystal City diner. I don’t typically eat before noon, but my friend and I knew it was going to be a long day on our feet. At about 9:15am we Uber-ed straight from the diner to...

Happy New Year?

Happy New Year?

I have far too many thoughts I wish to share right now. I returned from my road trip on New Year’s Eve, but have been largely vegetative ever since. Not physically. I feel great. Road life has been a constant for much of my adult existence, and feeds me — mind, soul,...

“Brother Man” – The Story Behind the Song

“Brother Man” – The Story Behind the Song

Since I'm continuing to receive more questions and comments about the intro music on the TPC podcast, I'd like to tell you a story about the background and tragic inspiration of the song. Fifteen years ago, I was becoming aware of an incredible singer-songwriter from...

Is This Trump’s Finest Hour?

Is This Trump’s Finest Hour?

The Street Right of 2020: Is This Trump’s Finest Hour? by Edmund Wright Ironic, isn’t it? This could be Trump’s finest hour. As befits the already awful year of Our Lord, 2020, the Presidential Election is going to come down to a nasty street fight of lawyers and...

Anti-Establishment Types Now Want BIG-Establishment

Anti-Establishment Types Now Want BIG-Establishment

Remember when it was cool to be “anti-establishment?” In the 1960s, antiestablishmentarianism found its footing in the United States as a reaction to the Vietnam War, manifesting itself demonstrably with “Make Love, Not War” hippies, “Turn on, tune in, drop out” LSD...

One Of Those Days

One Of Those Days

Today is one of those. Yesterday was one. Tomorrow, likely the same. There’s no shortage of news items upon which I want to blather about. In fact, too many. That’s a problem for me. If only there was a giant, planet-killing asteroid hurtling in collision course...

Trust The Experts . . . But Not THOSE Experts!

Trust The Experts . . . But Not THOSE Experts!

At the moment of this posting . . . 4,726 Medical & Public Health Scientists and 8,838 Medical Practitioners — coming from both the left and right of the political spectrum, and from around the world — have signed The Great Barrington Declaration open petition...

America First

America First

Why is it most all granola-crunching progressives, (and a significantly large percentage of libertarians), get all creamy when they see restaurant menus that virtue-signal their “Locally-Sourced Ingredients" and also share all those “Shop Local” memes — but, any...

The Trumps Have The ‘Rona

The Trumps Have The ‘Rona

  Waking to the announcement that the President and First Lady have tested positive for COVID-19 was an emotional nothing-burger for me. Then, I launched my social media feeds. Wow. My first thought — when I woke at 3am and saw the alert on my phone, (and before...

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