SPECIAL: POTUS Trump’s Executive Order 5

On 27 January, 2016, came the “Executive Order: Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry to the United States” or, colloquially, the one that started “it” all. In one sense, the public outcry stemming from the order was much ado about nothing. Now, before the effervescent heroes of the broadly-dented left take their gleaming

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SPECIAL: POTUS Trump’s Executive Orders 3 & 4

San Francisco, California [proud sanctuary city with a future in lost Federal funds{?)]
From 25 January, 2017 is the third Executive Order of President Trump which is largely aimed at State and local (i.e., “Sanctuary Cities”) governments by directing them to, like it or not, enforce existing immigration law. Titled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” it very quickly delves into these matters

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ModState’s 1st Podcast of 2017 Part One: Nogales County (AZ) Sheriff Tony Estrada Returns

Muchas gracias, Sheriff Estrada

One of the most striking figures ever to’ve interacted with us here at ModState, Nogales County (Arizona) Sheriff Tony Estrada graciously agreed to make another appearance on our podcast, this time discussing his perspective on the challenges of immigration facing all levels of government in America. While I was unable to appear

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Executive Completion: The Civil Rights Crises of Standing Rock

In South Dakota, at Standing Rock, both public and private law enforcement agencies have been accused of brutalizing American citizens. That’s right, you read that correctly. Right here on American soil. Many will point out that this occurs every day, but the fact is, this brutalization is occurring in a manner

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Political Beast: “Shoot” versus “Shot”

A Young Lady Dramatically Remains Silent in a Stoic Display of Support of "Black Lives Matter"
A Young Lady Dramatically Remains Silent in a Stoic Display of Support of “Black Luves Matter”

I’ve spent the last several weeks investigating the issue of police violence, specifically when it results in death. I’ve sat through difficult interviews with the people tasked with pulling those triggers, interviews with the people at the business end of those guns, and with the community occupants left to deal with the remains

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State of Mind: American (Part 2)


This is a continuation of my previous article on being American that touched on some things that attack the American way of life both from within and without. The topic I would like to bring up today is the violent attacks on homosexuals. This is only going to get worse as they are now targets of

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The Rights of These United States: the Ninth Amendment

9thamendmentlpAs this is the tenth article in this series we will discuss the ninth amendment. It reads as follows: “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” Relatively speaking, that is rather straight forward. All this really

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