Ever wonder what would happen if we woke up one day to find that Congress has disappeared? Coronet Instructional Films explores this horrific world in 1947's The Powers of Congress. The courts would collapse! Texas would have its own army! And without any regulations restraining it, a railroad would be free to charge you $600 for a ticket! That's 600 New York dollars, of course, since Washington would be out of the currency business. Watch and learn, libertarian!
Their letter to Congress warns about inevitable abuses against religious and racial minorities.
Partisans who abandon constitutional principles because they prove inconvenient are in for a rude surprise when the other team wins.
The president could form a sizable splinter party if he's serious, but GOP defectors would have major ballot-access issues. Might they take over a smaller party instead?
Theresa Mathis was in the middle of a 25-year mandatory minimum sentence when she sent Reason a letter asking for help.