Thinking Out Loud

Author’s Note:  Because I get so many emails asking me to weigh in on the modern-day issues related to the Constitution, governmental power, politics, the law, culture, religion and the like — the same topics I write about in my history blog — I will, on occasion, blog under the heading “Thinking Out Loud,” in which I will comment on those issues from my own personal, here-and-now perspective.  To that end — fair warning — whereas in the history column I am, for the most part, a dispassionate observer, in this occasional contribution to my blog, I will be opining and often taking sides.  Feel free to weigh in yourself.

Our First Amendment was almost our Third Amendment