The Writings of Mark Ricci

Category Politics

Independence Day 2023

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Those words rang out in… Continue Reading →

A Republic…If You Can Understand It

Benjamin Franklin’s famous answer to the question about whether the Constitutional Convention of 1787 produced a republic or a monarchy is said to have been, “A republic, if you can keep it.” Yes, a republic and more precisely, a constitutional… Continue Reading →

The Race to Flip States

The Democrats are trying to flip every red state to blue by any means they can because it seems that once blue, it’s very difficult to flip back. Certainly here in the People’s Republic of New York, the Democrats immediately… Continue Reading →

Impeachment is Over, Dems, Now What?

Reasonable people look at a failure and try to learn from it while putting it in their rear view mirror and moving on to the next challenge. Democrats suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome are coming off not a failure, but… Continue Reading →

Impeachment—The Left’s Latest Victim

On the eve of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, it’s important to reflect on how we’ve gotten here and at what cost because the trail of American institutions laid waste by the Democrats is mounting. Right out, let’s… Continue Reading →

The First Amendment Does Not Grant The Right To Free Speech

Do you find that title a provocative statement? Are you screaming at your monitor, “Idiot! Of course, it does! Everyone knows that!” Because if you are screaming that, you are not alone. Millions believe just as you do. Those millions… Continue Reading →

Of Beltway Budget Cuts and Proper Budget Cuts

The first budget proposal from President Donald J. Trump stunned liberals and moderate Republicans, and delighted conservatives because it has actual spending cuts. Real, honest-to-goodness, spend less than the year before cuts. This is unheard of inside the Beltway where… Continue Reading →

You Hate Trump (And Obama) Because Government Is Too Big

The unprecedented and well-organized effort by Democrats, their interest group allies, and much of the mainstream media to remove Donald J. Trump as President of the United States finds surprising resonance with the average person who did not vote for… Continue Reading →

Trump vs. The Mainstream Media

It is coming as a shock to many people, most of all to the principals themselves, that the Trump administration and most pointedly the President, have declared war on the mainstream media. The indignation exhibited by the largest of the… Continue Reading →

Stepping On It With Both Feet: The Left Refutes The 9th Circuit

A few articles back, this space discussed at length the matter of illegal immigration. Part of that discussion focused on the aspect of international law that a country has inviolate borders and therefore controls who does and does not enter… Continue Reading →

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