Who are the most eager socialists of all? You may be surprised by the answer. Find out in this provocative article by legal historian Dr. William Turner.
In last few decades, American conservatives have worked hard to put about the idea that liberals are elitists. To a surprising degree, they have been successful, at least with some portions of the population. How did this happen? And where did idea that we should treat our fellow citizens equally really come from?
Find out in this brisk and brief essay by guest blogger and legal historian Dr. William Turner.
You may have seen our poster series on the “crazy liberal ideas” that have formed the America we love today. Now, this brisk essay by legal historian Dr. William Turner shows how anti-monopoly laws were a crazy liberal idea when they were first put in place, and how they remain a powerful and much-needed crazy liberal idea today. It provides some great talking points for anyone supporting the rights of workers.
You’ve seen our ongoing poster series about the liberal ideas that have formed the nation we know and love today. Now check out this entertaining and intelligent essay by noted legal historian Dr. William Turner that shows exactly how these ideas came to be part of the founding moment of our country.
News reports tell us that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia lectured incoming members of Congress on the Constitution at the invitation of House member Michele Bachman.
Memo to the Members: Both Scalia and Bachman are Constitutional Kooks.
Bachman has said she wants her fellow Minnesotans “armed and dangerous” in response to certain pending federal laws. I guess she missed the Supremacy Clause, Article VI, Clause 2, of the U.S. Constitution, which declares that laws enacted pursuant to the Constitution are “the supreme law of the land.”
But Bachman at least has the excuse of being a politician, and one who has to win reelection every two years as a Member of the House of Representatives (unless she plans unilateral rejection of that clause as well).
Scalia, by contrast, as a Supreme Court Justice, has no excuse.