Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Tighter and More Violent?



Is the increase of violence acceptable along the US/Mexico border?

How can a peaceful resolution be reached between boarder agents and people making attempts at crossing into the US?

According to the article, what seems to be the cause of the increased violence?

Is protecting the US/Mexico border from illeagal crossing cost effective? Who benefits?

What advantages do US Taxpayers recieve from tighter border security?

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Second Amendment!


I apologize for the delay, I’ve been busy winning baseball games:



“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the
right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”





  • How do you interpret the 2nd amendment?


  • What are the two interpretations the courts are struggling with?


  • Who are gun laws aimed at?


  • If Virginia Tech had lifted its ban on guns on campus could this catastrophe have been avoided?

Friday, April 13, 2007

Critical Thinking and the First Amendment.

Click here to comment and take the poll

The links are all posted to the right of the poll!


Tuesday, April 10, 2007

US Citzen again?


Are all US citizens protected by the US Constitution? What does the term “enemy combatant” mean according to the US Justice System? What is a "speedy trial"?

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

5th Amendment to U.S. Constitution

In times of war are these actions legal? Forgivable? Desirable?

http://www.usdoj.gov/ag/speeches/2005/ag_speech_051122.html

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/news/news-usa-padilla.html