Thinking Out Loud

Bruce’s perspective on today’s news, public policy issues and political controversies, with an emphasis on how they relate to America’s founding principles

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A knowledge of history, especially the origins of our constitutional republic, can have a profound effect on one’s understanding of today’s politics and public policy issues. Thinking Out Loud is Bruce’s (mostly conservative) take on the modern-day issues related to the Constitution, governmental power, politics, the law, culture, religion and the like.

This is where you’ll find commentary on issues making today’s headlines, such as Obamacare, immigration, government shutdowns, the current state and future of the Republican party, gun ownership and the Second Amendment, and more. In Thinking Out Loud, Bruce deftly juxtaposes the laws and principles on which our country was founded with today’s current events and controversies — the result is what everyone is talking about! 

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Thinking Out Loud: Protesting the National Anthem

In 2016, Column Kaepernick, a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, refused to stand during the national anthem.  Kneeling instead, Kaepernick explained he was defying this tradition in solidarity with “black people and people of color,” whom he believes are systemically oppressed in America.   Currently Kaepernick is unemployed, which he...Read More »


Thinking Out Loud: Rape on College Campuses and the Law

Before the last decade, men accused of rape on college campuses went through the typical legal process in which, because they were presumed innocent until found guilty “beyond a shadow of a doubt,” most of them had the charges dropped.  Since very few sex acts are performed in front of...Read More »


Thinking Out Loud: Pro-Growth States Vs. Low-Growth States

I have written often that the right kind of tax cuts, and decreases in government regulations, can increase jobs, grow the economy, and even help fund the federal treasury.  On its simplest level, reducing taxes means less money goes directly to the federal government, which means more money — capital...Read More »


Thinking Out Loud: Repeal the Second Amendment? Good luck.

As night follows day, the massacre in Las Vegas, the worst mass-shooting in American history, is followed by calls for more gun control.  As gun advocates point out, since the shooter had no criminal record, nor was diagnosed as being mentally unfit, he would have passed all background checks, meaning...Read More »


Thinking Out Loud: Repeal the 2nd Amendment? Good luck.

As night follows day, the massacre in Las Vegas, the worst mass-shooting in American history, is followed by calls for more gun control.  As gun advocates point out, since the shooter had no criminal record, nor was diagnosed as being mentally unfit, he would have passed all background checks, meaning...Read More »


 

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In Defense of Lobbyists” was the best argument I have heard so far in praise of lobbyists. Well done”. – John Hoskinson

Reading Thinking Out Loud, if anyone asks me what your real area of expertise is, I would say without question, the Constitution.” -Frank Allen

Your [Thinking Out Loud] on the stifling bureaucracy was spot on. I can only hope that somewhere there is a solution to today's stultifying bureaucratic load. Please keep on writing. You have an excellent style and you are filling a need.” - Paul F. Davis, LTC USAF Retired Chemical Engineer

Your Thinking Out Loud satire on Secretary Sebelius writing a letter explaining to the millions of people why they have lost their current insurance coverage thanks to Obamacare was both funny and sad. What a monumental mistake that was, and what a bunch of lies Obama and the Democrats told the American people.” – Mike Decker

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