• Gun Control – It’s Time!

    Dear Congressman,

    The time for reasonable restrictions on gun ownership is long overdue. We’ve already endured far too many mass shootings of innocent Americans, including children who barely started their first year of school. How many more of these tragedies must happen before our representatives in Washington do something about it?

    Our Constitutional rights are not unlimited. The First Amendment right to free speech doesn’t mean you can slander someone or yell “fire” in a crowded theater. The need for order and safety dictates that restrictions are necessary for public protection. The same logic plainly applies to guns. Read more →

  • Senate Filibuster Reform

    Dear Congressman,

    Everyone who has seen the movie “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” remembers the image of an exhausted Jimmy Stewart single-handedly defeating a bill that threatened the nation. This romantic version of political history is more myth than fact.

    It was never the intent of the framers of the Constitution to bestow the Senate minority with that kind of stopping power. It was James Madison who strongly opposed the idea of requiring a supermajority to prevent legislation from being rushed to a vote without proper deliberation. For two decades, the Senate held to Madison’s view and ended debates with a simple majority. Read more →