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Response to the “Angry New Jersey Housewife”

(As an homage for the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11, here is an essay I wrote on September 30, 2007.) Some time ago, I received, along with who knows how many other people on the internet, an e-mail, the subject of which was simply, “Angry New Jersey Housewife.” I don’t know where it originated, or how … Continue reading

Second Amendment? What Second Amendment?

“When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation” — Alexander Hamilton, Federalist #16 I don’t understand all the fuss about the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms. A simple reading of the Amendment in its historical context and using eighteenth century semantics, reveals pretty clearly that … Continue reading

What is the Power of We The People?

The Globe’s editorial “People Power” (Dec. 28, 2011), touched on a number of issues that have bothered me for some time. Although I’m neither a Constitutional lawyer nor scholar, I have researched some of the questions raised there as well as many others that have concerned me over the years. First, you might be surprised … Continue reading