Articles from Anicius Julianus

  1. National Reciprocity - A Good Idea?

    I Would Rather Be In The Fire But the Frying Pan Will Have To Do For Now
    Today we are going to jump into the fray of National Reciprocity – is it a good idea?

    I would think that most of us have heard of the ‘Mexico City Policy’. It is an extension of the Helms Amendment which prevents non-governmental agencies whose work intersects with abortion in almost any form or fashion from “actively promote[ing] abortion as a method of family planning." In essence is removes funding from NGOs which...
  2. History of the Second Amendment – Part 4 – States Rights

    State’s Rights

    In this brief but last article on the history of the Second Amendment, we will be looking at State’s view of that amendment and how it affects us.

    We saw in the previous article, The State vs. the Feds, that various states had laws governing the right to self-defense and the defense of the state in place prior to the ratification of the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. State governments, as we have seen, are another source of affirmation of self-defense whose idea has...
  3. The History of the Second Amendment Part 3 – The States vs. The Feds

    The State vs. the Feds

    April 15th. To borrow a line from Charles Dickens, “It is the best of times and the worst of times.” I got married, just a few short years ago, on that date so it is the best of times. But, like most of us, I too must pay taxes on that very same date so it is also the worst of times!

    To continue with our series looking at the history of the Second Amendment we need to understand that the independent states of the union did not want the federal government to make...
  4. History of the Second – Part 2 – Possession Protection

    I smell the blood of an Englishman.
    Be he alive or be he dead,
    I'll grind his bones to make my bread.”
    Joseph Jacobs, Jack and the Beanstalk (1890)

    In the first article, I quoted Zephaniah Swift’s “A System of Laws of the State of Connecticut”. Book Fourth, pg. 2, which was the first law book written in the United States and from this we see that self-defense was of grave concern. Here I will restate the second-half of his writing in which he mentions ‘property’:

  5. Origins of the 2nd Amendment

    I have a wonderful job. I get to work with my hands repairing furniture. I also get to work with people in my job as a property manager. I enjoy getting to visit my tenants, talking with them and making sure that they are maintaining their homes according to our contractual agreement.

    On my trips to the tenant’s homes, I also inspect it for any maintenance problems, cleanliness, and mechanical issues – HVAC, water tank, etc.

    One area which I don’t really pay much attention to is the...