The Initiative Process Is Dead – Now What?

Mississippi Seal

Justices of the Mississippi Supreme Court are often accused of avoiding controversial rulings ruling on a procedural aspect of the case, never having to arrive at the merits of the matter. Such was not the case in their ruling on Initiative 65, the medical marijuana initiative.

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Citizen Participation in U. S. Governance & the Electoral College

U.S. Congress

Things have changed a great deal since the Constitution signing. Both the Constitution and laws have stayed somewhat in-step with the really big changes. The biggest change has been the expansion of what was a new introduction into government — some power and freedom to the people as a check on government, but frankly it barely qualified as a democratic republic. That concept; however, once planted as a seed almost immediately began to sprout and within 70 years took over the nation.

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Electors and the Presidential Term

Electors and President Election

As prescribed in Amendments XII & XX to the U.S. Constitution, Donald Trump’s current term ends at noon on January 20, 2021 whether he wins or loses the 2020 vote of the Electors or whether the outcome is unclear. 

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BPF Book Review | “The War on Cops”

The War on Cops

If there is a more insightful tract for today’s tangled and tortured times, I don’t know what it is. “The War on Cops – How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe” was published in 2016, but the message is more relevant today than ever.

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