Should Convicted Criminals be Allowed to Run for Congress?

This poster, showing Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona well illustrates the matter of what to do when law enforcement engages in civil disobedience. Should they be treated as any other citizen? Or should there be a higher standard? Image credit: Arizona New Times

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, convicted criminal, is making news again, this time because he has announced his intention to run for the Congress of the United States. This comes at a time when much is up for grabs Read More …

POTUS Comments Beg: Has Trump Even Read the Constitution?

President Trump speaks to a crowd of police officers n New York, telling them to ignore the Constitution. Shameful. Has he even read it? Image source: ABC News.

Opinion by C J Oakes Before taking office, the President-Elect of the United States of America swears the following oath, “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and Read More …

HJ Res 93: Constitutional Amendment for Victims Rights?

H J Res 93 proposes an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution but why? Every state already protects victims rights and wouldn't a simple law (bill) suffice? Why an Amendment? Is it just job security...Congress looking busy...or could there be another reason?

Opinion by C J Oakes HJ Res 93 proposes a Constitutional Amendment for Victims Rights. Presented by Trent Franks of Arizona it has been sent to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. This Amendment, H.J. Res. 93 seems Read More …

Are Executive Orders Legal? Constitutional? Criminal?

Black Script text "By Order of..." against white background.

Every President issues executive orders and with each there are those who decry the use as criminal, illegal. Keeping to his campaign promises, President Donald J. Trump has been firing off executive orders like a 30s gangster with a Tommy Read More …

Poll: Should a Sheriff be Above the Law?

This poster, showing Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona well illustrates the matter of what to do when law enforcement engages in civil disobedience. Should they be treated as any other citizen? Or should there be a higher standard? Image credit: Arizona New Times

By C J Oakes America’s Toughest Sheriff has been arrested. The self-styled “toughest sheriff” Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona is facing Criminal Contempt charges. The charges stem from an Act by the Arizona Legislature (SB 1070). This bill was Read More …