Why We Should Make It Easier to Amend the Constitution
January 25, 2017 Michael Stockdell

One of the more controversial amendments I propose is one to make it easier to amend the Constitution. The main objection to such a reform comes from those who believe the Constitution should be strictly adhered to. “Strict constructionists” believe

A Reminder of the Failures of Communism
January 18, 2017 Michael Stockdell

Communism, more properly extreme socialism, is characterized by the ownership of all means of production by a ruling party which doubles as the government. In the belief that bigger is inevitably better, communism favors gigantic organizations—collective farms, huge factories, big

Religion is not in Conflict with Reason
January 10, 2017 Michael Stockdell

I have a confession to make. I am a Christian—of the Episcopalian variety. In some intellectual circles, this makes me hopelessly naïve, probably obscurantist, and superstitious to boot. Christianity is passé, they believe—or, at best, an excuse for social activism.

How the Affordable Care Act Encourages Outsourcing
January 4, 2017 Michael Stockdell

Continued… As a result, there is only so far you can go with the kind of outsourcing popular in the eighties and nineties. And many businesses, especially those flush with profits, preferred to maintain a healthy employee base. Recently, outsourcing