Ambition and The Inevitability of Guilt

"Cans’t thou not minister to a mind diseased, Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, Raze out the written troubles of the brain, And with some sweet oblivious antidote cleanse the stuffed bosom of that perilous stuff which weighs upon the heart?" Macbeth was fallen. From a high seat, basking in the King's honor and…

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Persuasion and The Importance of Cross Examination

Do you know just how powerful words are? How they affect other people? Words are a potent tool that can be used for both good and evil. They have the potential to inspire creativity and imagination........both of which can be beautiful or dangerous. Persuasive speech is probably the most influential type of oration. A persuasive…

Religious Freedom

The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, drafted by Thomas Jefferson, was sort of a precursor for the Establishment Clause in our Constitution. I will summarize a few of the most intriguing clauses that I read. This document is a great resource when you are trying to figure out what exactly the founders intended by the…

Texas v. Johnson

In 1984, during a protestation against Reagan administrative policies, Gregory Lee Johnson burned an American flag in front of the Dallas City Hall. He was tried in a Texas court and charged for desecration of the flag. After the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals reversed the conviction, the case was brought before the Supreme Court.…