Constant Conservative

Constant Conservative covers topics which are germane to an understanding of conservative principles and practice as they apply today to citizens within these United States.

Here are some of latest posts:

More than a Day Late - Wed, 08 Feb 2017
I was prompted to write this after reading P&R’s post. I should have done so long ago. As you have noticed, this space went dark back in May, largely without warning. For that, I apologize. Unfortunately for Constant Conservative, my time was redirected into some major tasks: selling a house, buying another, and moving across […]

Breathing is Reason Enough - Fri, 20 May 2016
Once again, DC’s leaders are told that they too must do more than provide a nod to the US Constitutions’s much maligned Second Amendment. A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a key provision of the District’s new gun law is probably unconstitutional, ordering D.C. police to stop requiring individuals to show “good reason” to obtain […]

Since I Skipped Law School - Wed, 18 May 2016
I’m part of the problem (well, except for the Republican part). Who is not teaching at a law school near you? You’d never guess.

More Throttle to Venezuela’s Socialist Demise - Fri, 13 May 2016
Things look like they might be coming to a head sooner rather than later: “What you have seen is little compared to what we will do to defend the people and their rights,” Maduro said on Tuesday night shortly after being granted the power to rule by decree, allowing him to create laws on his […]

Constitution Still Matters to Some - Fri, 13 May 2016
Federal judge notes that the US Constitution requires that Congress appropriate funds (exercise the power of the purse). Judge further notes that the payments to insurers under the Affordable Care Act were not authorized by such a congressional appropriation. The Executive branch response is par for the current course: White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest […]

Regulation Worse than Friction - Fri, 13 May 2016
I’ll concede the we need some regulation. Breathing according to a set pattern is helpful to the body. Meals of standard proportions promote good health. A certain number of hours of sleep per 24-hr period is also beneficial. And so forth. But the number of regulations which we’ve seen added to our lives is, well, […]

Embracing the Positively Different - Fri, 13 May 2016
What if we were to consider the possibility that each of us is an individual, strengths and weaknesses abounding–and make the most of it? Think of the wealth that could be redirected from pharmaceuticals to, I don’t know, figuring out of it’s worth our while to set up a slingshot to the moon. One individual […]

For the Children - Fri, 13 May 2016
Today, in these United States, childhood suffering takes many forms: not having constantly new $120 athletic shoes when feet are growing a size every 4 months, mowing the lawn on Saturday, sitting in the truck with the windows down instead of having the engine running with the A/C going full blast, and the list goes […]

Crazy in California - Thu, 12 May 2016
Court says that carrying a gun which is hidden from sight is considered “open carry.” (No word on whether it’s now a violation of open container laws in the same state to transport sealed alchoholic beverage containers.) This particular case seems a bit less than cut and dried, given the stated precedents, but the truth […]

Hapless in Honduras - Thu, 12 May 2016
17-year-old contracts Zika while visiting Honduras. This is not good, but it would seem as though some of the “not good” could have been avoided. Mujica said she learned she was pregnant while she was on the March trip to Honduras. Learned? As a father of several daughters, I think I need to stop right […]