Emoluments

One of the entertaining aspects of teaching the U.S. Constitution is the vocabulary building opportunities. The English in the Constitution is clearly modern, but it does use a few words that have fallen out of common usage. If we can thank Donald Trump for anything, and it’s hard to come up with anything, even around…

Protest

Protest is such a problem for faux, U.S. “conservatives.” Real conservatives abhor protest. It usually takes place in public, and one avoids public activities in general, except for formal ceremonies under the direction and for the veneration of a monarch or other symbol of the state for purposes of encouraging public order. Real conservatives like…

Federal Judges

There is much cynicism abroad in the land about the impact a President Trump might have on federal judges. This is an important question because many of the horribles people fear likely will not come to pass because they violate the Constitution, and federal judges decide these matters. It is a tenet of the doctrine…