An American oligarchy of 5

by Ellis Washington -- The court lacks the authority to impose its chosen remedy. ~ Justice Antonin Scalia Prologue The tyranny of the judicial branch was realized by Thomas Jefferson shortly after more…

Justices gone wild

by Ellis Washington -- To consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy. ~ Thomas Jefferson On June 12, the more…

Nietzsche and the damnation of ideas

by Ellis Washington -- For Heidegger and Nietzsche alike, good and evil were childish notions. What matters is will and choice. Self-assertion was the highest value. ~ Jonah Goldberg, "Liberal Fascism" (2007) more…

Obama, Bishop T.D. Jakes and me

by Ellis Washington -- For me it was almost déjà vu as I sat with my son. I remembered a little over 40 years ago watching the famous King speech with my more…

Obama, me and our pastors

by Ellis Washington -- This "constitutional scholar" [Obama] evidently sees the First Amendment as a license to "prevent the disruptive strains of fundamentalism from taking root in this country." ~ WND Editor more…

Fleecing Florida's landowners

by Ellis Washington -- No part of Florida is more exclusively hers, nor more properly utilized by her people than her beaches. ~ City of Daytona Beach v. Tona-Rona (1974) Outraged at more…

Birmingham on the brink

by Ellis Washington -- The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. ~ Sir Edmund Burke Many of my readership are aware that since January, more…

A critique of Dr. Martin Luther King

by Ellis Washington -- All I want from America is to be true to what you said on paper. ~ Martin Luther King As an American, as a black man, I really more…

Happy 60th birthday, Israel!

by Ellis Washington -- I am four things – I am an American, I am a black man, I am an academic without a home, and I am a lover of the more…