Author: Nancy Salvato

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April 22, 2010

Should the Ends Justify the Means?

Watching the most recent episode of 24, it was infuriating to watch President Allison Taylor tell Jack Bauer to stand down instead of agreeing to have him question Dana Walsh about the assassination of President Hassan, rationalizing her actions by …

December 2, 2009

The Turkey That Is Obamanomics

Thanksgiving day progressed in somewhat the usual manner, sleeping in; savoring our coffee; reading the news; putzing around on the computer; and at least one of us (me) working out in anticipation of moderating the inevitable consequences of splurging on …

November 3, 2009

Utopia or Dystopian Nightmare?

Filed under: Politics In General - 03 Nov 2009

Sometimes I worry that our country will become more like the former Soviet Union. Americans will wait in lines for hours in order to receive bread for the week. I wonder what it would be like to run out of …

September 20, 2009

M-O-N-E-Y & Influence

Money may not really buy love or make the world go round, but it certainly does help society to function efficiently. Money, which is assigned a value, is the item of exchange we use if we want to purchase something. …

August 9, 2009

Two Americas or One Nation with Liberty & Justice for All

Filed under: Constitution & Bill of Rights - 09 Aug 2009

Fundamental law is the key to maintaining the rights and freedoms of every citizen in the United States of America. It is questionable how many people actually understand what is considered fundamental law, or why it is referred to as …

May 30, 2009

Circumnavigating the Rule of Law

Filed under: Politics In General - 30 May 2009

The last I heard, the United States was not a signatory to the Law of the Sea Convention. Yet back in 1996, under President Clinton, we became signatories to an agreement with the Commonwealth of the Bahamas “concerning a cooperative …

April 29, 2009

In Just 100 Days

Filed under: Politics In General - 29 Apr 2009

January 20, 2009, Barack Hussein Obama became the 44th president of the United States. Our most recently elected president has been presiding in what is commonly referred to as the “honeymoon period”, the beginning of a new president’s term in …

April 7, 2009

Defining Article 2, Section 1 in Context

Filed under: Constitution & Bill of Rights - 07 Apr 2009

According to Article II, Section 1 of the United States Constitution, no person except a “natural born citizen” (citizen at birth) shall be eligible to the office of President.

The question that needs to be answered definitively is what exactly is …

March 24, 2009

A Constitutionally Illiterate Congress

Filed under: Politics In General - 24 Mar 2009

The definition of a citizen is one who is ruled and can rule in turn. We must have the capacity for both under the law. All citizens must be able to take the following oath of office:

March 23, 2009

Natural Born Citizens

Filed under: Politics In General - 23 Mar 2009

This is a commentary in response to James Taranto’s recent column in which he takes yet another opportunity to use his bully pulpit to jab at the vast numbers of people who take painstakingly seriously the idea that no person …

March 10, 2009

Impoverishment, Elitism & Apathy

Filed under: Politics In General - 10 Mar 2009

We experience considerable disjoint between those with money to run expensive campaigns for the Senate or House of Representatives and those persuaded to elect the chosen few. This great disparity is without a doubt a function of the degree to …

March 3, 2009

An Alternative to Impending Doom

In the time that has passed since President Obama was elected to and now holds the presidency of the United States, there has been something of an ominous and disturbing feel accompanying the media’s portrayal of his administration. It brings …

January 23, 2009

The Right to Defend Sovereignty

Filed under: American National Security - 23 Jan 2009

It is written in the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal and that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.” Each and every one of us has the right to life, liberty and the …

December 24, 2008

Risking our Nation’s Sovereignty

Filed under: Potpourri - 24 Dec 2008

Anyone who is successful at forging relationships has mastered the art of diplomacy. There are a few simple rules. There is a time and a place for everything. You cannot change another person, only yourself. You have to give to …

November 8, 2008

The Oath of a Citizen

The United States of America has in one fell swoop rejected the status quo and elected the first black president. Now that the minorities in this country have seen one of their own elected to the highest office in the …

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