Hal Rounds

Hal Rounds is a resident of Tennessee. Born in California, his undergraduate degree was in Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is an Air Force veteran of the Viet Nam war, working with munitions including rockets, bombs and, later, nuclear weapons. During a career in air express he attended law school and entered practice. He is presently a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of Tennessee, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Most Recent Articles by Hal Rounds:

Observations by a Citizen

Mar 20, 2015 — Hal Rounds

Just this week the news reports tell us of a real event that we would only imagine coming from some sicko horror story.  A lady in Longmont Colorado put an ad to sell baby things in an on-line classified advertising site.  A young mother-to-be responded and went to the first lady’s address.  She was seven months into term – only two before the baby was due to be born.

American exceptionalism

Sep 20, 2013 — Hal Rounds

The question of “American Exceptionalism” has surfaced increasingly since Obama was chosen to preside over the American people.  From the time of our founding as an independent republic through at least the Reagan administration, we have recognized that there was something different about Americans and the nation they built.  But, since the current administration took power – and I use the term “took” purposefully – that status has come increasingly to be doubted.

Holding Holder Accountable

Apr 30, 2013 — Hal Rounds

Attorney General Eric Holder, in a speech to the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund last week, declared that citizenship in the United States is a “civil right.”

Firearms Freedom Bills and the Constitution

Mar 4, 2013 — Hal Rounds

Washington is in a dust-raising frenzy to capitalize on the murder of a score of children and teachers in Connecticut, hoping to erase a whole class of technology from our society – firearms.  Some states have joined the effort, aimed - in name only - at curbing crime and protecting children, etc. etc.  Their exploitation of the horrendous murders is focused on registering all guns, making lists of every gun-related purchase, banning the most popular styles of guns, and making sure that each gun has to be reloaded frequently.

Professor Seidman Wants to Disassemble the Constitution?

Jan 9, 2013 — Hal Rounds

Professor Seidman of Georgetown University has stirred a healthy debate with his New York Times charge that the Constitution is the heart of our problems – fiscal and, supposedly, otherwise.  He writes: “But almost no one blames the culprit: our insistence on obedience to the Constitution, with all its archaic, idiosyncratic and downright evil provisions.”

The Connecticut Tragedy and Safety in Schools

Dec 21, 2012 — Hal Rounds

A lot of children, and a few adults who deserve every bit as much grieving by all of us, were slaughtered a week ago in Connecticut.  The evil act was accomplished in a quiet, peaceful school.  It happened suddenly, with horrid noises and pain, inside the walls that everyone had trusted to protect them.

“Gay Marriage” and Chicken Nuggets

Aug 4, 2012 — Hal Rounds

“Gay Marriage” – adding homosexual pairings to the legal classification of “marriage” - is strongly opposed by most Americans.  The massive August 1, 2012 rallies at Chick-fil-A restaurants across the nation openly demonstrated that there is a strong support for the traditional family advocated by most churches and the founder of Chick-fil-A.

Cyber Warfare and Combat Aircraft -  Borrowing Ideas From The Constitution

Jul 24, 2012 — Hal Rounds

A common criticism of the Constitution is that it is merely an ancient document that was relevant in the 18th century; but has long since become obsolete.