Tag Archives: Executive Order

Federalism 2: The Revenge

In 1993, Congress passed the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act. Among its various initiatives, it provided for the creation of a national background check system by which to screen prospective gun purchasers. This created a dilemma, however: the United States is a mess of separate and overlapping jurisdictions, and most crime is dealt with at […]

Dual Citizenship: Evangelicalism, Hypocrisy, and the Trump Administration

God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline.  -2  Timothy 1:7 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear . . . whoever fears has not reached perfection in love.  -1 John 4:18 In everything do to others […]

Gross Presidential Action, Grotesque Hypocrisy

Many in this country are currently outraged by President Trump’s Executive Order (EO) Friday, which temporarily has thrown our immigration system and refugee admittance programs into chaos. The idea that we in America would turn our backs on needy and deserving individuals for highly attenuated concerns about the potential for a handful of them to be […]