D.C. The 51st State

Today, split along party lines, the US House of Representatives passed HB 51. This bill would make Washington, D.C. the 51st state. The legislation would actually leave a small piece of property around the White House, the US Capitol and the National Mall as a federal district, but the rest of the area would form…

Why the Worst Rise to the Top

Lately I have found myself reflecting on the classic, The Road to Serfdom, where economist Friedrich Hayek wrote a fascinating chapter called, Why the Worst Get on Top. In it, he asserts that benevolent dictatorships exist only in theory because authoritarian regimes with positions of power and control tend to attract people who desire power…

We’ve Been Conned by the Con Con

Article V Convention In 1787, following the Revolutionary War, delegates from 12 of the 13 states met in convention to revise the Articles of Confederation. However, it quickly became apparent that there was too much to fix: they needed to start over.  And as you know, they threw out the Articles of Confederation and wrote…

Stop a ConCon Before it’s Too Late!

Kristine Wagner has been learning from Don Fotheringham. Don Fotheringham has been visiting state legislatures trying to educate them on the fallacies they have been told about and Article V Convention of the states. If only 6 mores states join the growing movement requesting a convention of the states, Congress will be forced to hold…