Jim Byrd

Jim Byrd is a conservative writer of constitutional law and politics, with a couple of political satires thrown in per month. Jim generally challenges constitutional law articles that are misleading or just completely wrong.

Most Recent Articles by Jim Byrd:

Harvard Law, the Commerce Clause, and the Obamacare Mandate

May 11, 2012 — Jim Byrd

Harvard Law School Professor Einer Elhauge published an article in The New Republic titled, “If Health Insurance Mandates Are Unconstitutional, Why Did the Founding Fathers Back Them?” The foundation of his argument is the belief that the Militia Act of 1792 was a mandate to purchase a firearm, and the 1790 and 1798acts by Congress requiring that ship owners purchase medical insurance for seamen, was a mandate forcing the citizens of the states to make a commercial purchase under the Commerce Clause.

Texas Knitters Stitching Political Pink Uteruses Protesting Something or Other

Apr 13, 2012 — Jim Byrd

While they are knitting uteruses and female nether regions, I am knitting dollars: but more on this subject later.

Why are They Continually Trying to Convince Me that Minorities are Incompetent and Lazy?

Mar 29, 2012 — Jim Byrd

Why are they continually trying to convince me that minorities are incompetent, unable to perform the simplest of tasks that their Caucasian counterparts can, and just plain lazy? They have also convinced minorities that they are incapable of functioning, or navigating society and the various whatnots of existence without their chivalrous assistance, and the price is small—just their vote.

Barack Obama, Morality, the Constitution, and the Catholic Church

Mar 14, 2012 — Jim Byrd

No provision of our Constitution ought to be dearer to man than that which protects the rights of conscience against the enterprise of the civil authority.—Thomas Jefferson

Within the palisades of Christianity, the most basal representation of good and evil is that God is good and Satan is evil. It originated with the beginning of humanity with the tree of knowledge of good and evil. There exists no latitude for moral relativism, as moral relativism is the product of liberalism’s dangerous artifice to justify licentious indulgences and oblige them upon society.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and the Curious Case of Evolution

Feb 7, 2012 — Jim Byrd

According to scientists, about 4 billion years ago, a soupy mixture of non-living protein based enzymes spontaneously and miraculously sprang into a form of life known as prokaryotes. From this soupy goop, man did come, evolving first into a monkeyish form with an affinity for climbing trees, scavenging for food, and busy racing to the top of the food chain. Fast forward a couple of billion years to the current state of American politics, and the argument that man is speeding down the highway of de-evolution possesses more credibility than it does kookiness.

Occupy Wall Street and First Amendment Rights

Dec 7, 2011 — Jim Byrd

A United States citizen’s exclusive rights guaranteed by the Constitution end at the U.S. border. Each state within the United States has a state line, and rights exclusive to a state end at the state line; each state consists of counties, and rights exclusive to a county end at a county line; each county has cities or towns, and rights exclusive to a city or town end at the city or town limits; and within each city or town exists private property, and the owner’s rights exclusive to that property end at the property line. The United States Constitution guarantees and protects individual and collective rights, but each right ends where another right begins.

Herman Cain, the Democratic Party Crime Syndicate, and Sexual Harassment

Nov 22, 2011 — Jim Byrd

One of the fascinating capabilities of the human brain is the ability to process multiple input modalities, giving the proprietor of the brain the ability to produce functional, reasonable, and accurate conclusions. The brain can integrate the sensory input of a given situation, previous observations by the brain’s proprietor, factor in the previous outcomes from previous observations, then calculate the probability of the authenticity and credibility of a situation based on the brain’s ability to produce a judicious and cogent conclusion based on the aggregate of input. When assessing the validity of something, this is referred to as the smell test; when using this process to make a decision, this is referred to as commonsense. This particular function has been successfully eliminated from the brains of liberals through selective breeding, DNA manipulation, and aggressive indoctrination.

15 Things I Learned About the Tea Party From Occupy Wall Street

Nov 8, 2011 — Jim Byrd

It has been a challenge to compare the Occupy Wall Street entrenchment to the Tea Party movement due to sporadic, biased, and negative coverage of Occupy Wall Street by the mainstream/liberal media. The mainstream/liberal media have demonstrated with their history of affectionate and tender coverage of Tea Party rallies that they are sycophantic water carriers for the Tea Party, the GOP, and conservatives.

The Fantastical World of Barack Obama and Liberal Reality

Oct 8, 2011 — Jim Byrd

Antihonetus personality disorder (AHPD), more commonly referred to as factualpathy, is described by the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual as an Axis II personality disorder. It is characterized as a chronic and cerebrally fatal disease, manifested by an obsessive compulsion with disregarding facts and truths. The afflicted will present symptoms of manic cerebral paroxysms caused by a profound phobia of facts or truths. There is currently no known cure or treatment.

Barack Obama, Liberals, and Magical Math

Sep 24, 2011 — Jim Byrd

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. Winston Churchill

Liberalism in the United States has been subjugated to the omnipresent wrath of degeneration. It has digressed to the point that liberal policies can only lead a learned person to the conclusion that the malignant ideology, philosophy, and cerebral deficiencies of this league of mountebanks is patently indistinguishable from any organized group bent on destroying the fundamentals of this country.

My Email from Barack Obama Regarding his Joint Session of Congress’ Job Speech, and My Reply

Sep 6, 2011 — Jim Byrd

I received a personal email from our President, Barack Obama. He bemoaned his frustration with having to work with another branch of the government, and for good reason. The poor man suffered through two years of a do-nothing Congress that was elected the same day he was elected reigning down from above “Hope and Change.”

Texas Treats Illegal Alien, Humberto Leal, as a Genuine Citizen of the United States,  Executes Him

Jul 13, 2011 — Jim Byrd

The state of Texas executed Humberto Leal for the 1994 brutal rape and murder of a 16-year-old Texas girl. The fact that Leal was living in this country illegally since 1975 was irrelevant. Dismissing pressure from the United Nations, foreign and American diplomats, former President George W. Bush, Barack Obama, the Department of State, Mexico, and the International Court of Justice, Texas executed its laws and Leal.

Barack Obama Throws Class Warfare Tantrum to Get the Debt Ceiling Raised

Jul 7, 2011 — Jim Byrd

If giving a speech entails fixating a microphone and teleprompter in front of a mollycoddled, petulant adolescent, who in turn uses the microphone and teleprompter to propel accusations and prevarications because he can’t have his way, then Barack Obama and his teleprompter gave a speech on the debt ceiling June 29, 2011. The speech emanated a child throwing a public tantrum, desperately trying to reconcile the fantasy world of cartoons and failed progressive ideologies with the harsh reality in which the world exists.

Herman Cain, the Constitution, and the Resurrection of America

Jun 18, 2011 — Jim Byrd

Before last week, I knew three things about Herman Cain: he is black, is the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, and is considering running for president of the United States as a Republican. Before then, nothing; since then, assuming he doesn’t walk-back his statement regarding the 2nd Amendment, a paladin of the fundamental principles upon which this Republican form of government was founded.

The Barack Obama Administration: Fifty Facts Regarding the Assassination of Osama bin Laden

May 10, 2011 — Jim Byrd

According to numerous studies, it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert at something. Whether sport, art, science, vocation, lying, or incompetence, it can be accomplished in as little as 10,000 hours of practice. Therein lies Barack Obama and his administration’s problem with attempting to coherently and truthfully relay to the world what happened during the Osama bin Laden assassination in Pakistan. Obama’s antagonist and his toughest challenge since, well, quite frankly, since his dialogue and actions have been publicly recorded, has been the truth. The facts of what actually happened during that fateful 40-minute raid have changed every time an Obama administration agent has been introduced to a microphone. The ambiguous, vague, duplicitous, and paranoid substitutes for the truth from Obama have reached mythical status.

Three Highly Esteemed Constitutional Experts Declare Obama’s Military Attack on Libya Unconstitution

Apr 5, 2011 — Jim Byrd

Oh, the times they are a-changin’.

Seems like just yesterday that when one nation aggressively amasses eleven U.S. naval ships, which include three submarines, two destroyers, and various sundries of amphibious and supply ships, in another nation’s sea, starts launching missiles, rockets, and whatnot at said country, dispatches fighter jets on bombing missions around said country—especially the leader of said country’s personal compound—receives return fire that downs a dispatched fighter jet, this was called a war.

No, WikiLeaks and Julian Assange Do Not Have 1st Amendment Protection of Freedom of Speech

Dec 9, 2010 — Jim Byrd

Julian Assange is the proprietor, creator, and engineer of WikiLeaks, the incorporeal mechanism for disseminating stolen classified cables, documents, and videos owned by the United States government. Assange is not a journalist, he does not have a story, he does not write commentary, he does not supplement his pilfered images and videos with context; Assange is a computer hacker, thief, nomad, blackmailer, and a world-class nihilist devoid of allegiance to a country. He is an anthropological malignancy.

In Defense of Hillary Clinton Against the WikiLeaks, and Why She Should Resign

Dec 3, 2010 — Jim Byrd

Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead--Benjamin Franklin

In the days following the WikiLeaks release of illicitly appropriated documents from the State Department, Hillary Clinton, who is portrayed in the documents as the antagonist of righteousness, has been subjected to a plethora of calls to resign. Julian Assange, proprietor of the malignant WikiLeaks, is leading the charge for her resignation. Assange said to Time Magazine, “It’s very important to remember the law is not what, not simply what, powerful people would want others to believe it is. The law is not what a general says it is. The law is not what Hillary Clinton says it is. She should resign.”

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to You Your Government

Nov 24, 2010 — Jim Byrd

Warning: Never, under any circumstance, confuse what the federal government has morphed into as representative of the heart and soul of the United States of America as long as this country is a free republic. It is one thing to rebuke the federal government, and another to rebuke this country.

Character, Leadership, and Barack Obama

Nov 12, 2010 — Jim Byrd

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.—James D. Miles

We all believe we have it. We profess our virtues because of it. We talk about it. We want others to believe we have it. We are comfortable displaying it if the threat of employing it is marginal. It is not for the morally languid, as the greater its strength, the greater the assumed responsibility.