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Norbert Bufka

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Originalism is not good for our country

   The United States Senate confirmed the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday October 26, only six weeks after Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away.  The speed of the confirmation is not the only problem with this nomination,  it is Barrett herself. She is an originalist and a …

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Let us Celebrate our Independence

With our annual celebration of Independence Day on July 4th, it is good to reflect on our founding documents that led to our separation from England in the eighteenth century.

Founding documents

The primary document associated with Independence Day is, of course, the Declaration of Independenc…

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Distorted property views are serious threat to democracy

In early October my wife and I visited the eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. In anticipation of that I began reading Chesapeake by James Michener. It was fascinating to tour the area Michener described so well from several hundred years ago to today. In the midst of his accounts of waterm…

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Are you prepared to vote November 6, 2012?

This election cycle is quickly drawing to a close but the most important event has yet to take place: voting on Tuesday November 6. Voting is not only a right but a privilege. Here are some thoughts on the issues facing us.

Uncertainty

Some people have been declaring that there is too much unc…

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