True to his sterling form as both an overt Southern gentleman coupled with being a tremendous financial success as a businessman, the former Donald J. Trump Mississippi campaign surrogate, Mitch Tyner, was apparently doing a first-rate job organizing Mr. Trump’s numerically-underwhelming human capital (i.e., field staff, et al
Well, well, well! We’re rapidly approaching the most significant season in Christendom, that of the season of the Mass of Christ, i.e., Christmas, but first we must emerge unscathed on the other side of today, this most distinct of American holy days known as Thanksgiving. A massive point in our history as a nation, one not often pointed
Good evening (thus far): no mass reports of voter intimidation, no reports of Russian hacks (or any other hacks, for that matter) and with the first polls closing in less than an hour, I’d say we’re doing pretty well as a nation. While it’s important to bear in mind the time-honored right in this nation of citizen participation
This is a quick look at the way the battle sits as we begin the day that selects our next Commander in Chief. The electoral map as Political Beast sees it. And a potential monkey in the works. It’s worth a read.
As the smoke clears from FBI Director (for now) James Comey’s latest last-minute announcement about the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s
The twelfth amendment is a rather long one. As such I will attempt to keep it as brief as possible while not sacrificing the explanation of it. Never the less here is the twelfth amendment “The electors shall meet in their respective states and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant
“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb
voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!”
– Benjamin Franklin-
We expect to be lied to. As Americans we expect the politicians who are vying for our vote to be dishonest. We expect for them to accept large contributions and to not necessarily keep the
For what feels like the better part of an aeon, a near equally-endless array of the vile punditry and our hapless American citizenry have watched a 2016 POTUS election cycle that would have Saint “Mom” Theresa swearing in rage. Were it a human pregnancy, Senator Rubio would be tempted to terminate it himself at the hands of a coat hanger from the dregs of the Flint River.
“’Tawdry,’” my Uncle Zip began, “is the word for it, I believe.” The Donald arrived at the scene of the 2nd Presidential Debate needing only antihistamine to improve upon his first showing. What actually occurred at the outset was beyond anything with parallels in the conventional political realm, even in Trump’s prior
I am incredibly disheartened. I have sat through two presidential debates and one Vice Presidential debate and I hear more insults than I do specifics on how those who want the positions on the leader of our country intend to do the job. I see only intimidation, fodder being slung and hatred. Two adults vying for the most powerful position as
In each of the articles that I have written so far for ModState I have brought up America’s Founding Fathers. I’ve done so with fondness, sometimes agreeing with them. Sometimes noting that although their original principles are honorable, modernity has required adjustments. The hope is to keep their original intent