Category Archives: Constitution

A Forgotten Holiday

Did you know that today is U.S. Constitution Day? Most people don’t. No banks or government offices will be closed today, and most of us will spend nearly half our time laboring to pay taxes to the various levels of government. Even our politicians likely won’t take notice of the day. Shouldn’t we do something […]


A stimulating letter to Senator John Cornyn

I got an e-mail from one of my Senators this week asking me to reply to the question, “How do you think the “stimulus” package has fallen short?” Here was my reply: Senator Cornyn, Thank you for you’re question about the so called “stimulus bill and other failed initiatives that have passed threw congress recently. […]


Obama for King

H. J. Res. 5, Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President According to OpenCongress.org: “. . . Over the past six congressional sessions, several members of Congress have introduced similar […]


Montana Challenging Fed on Gun Laws

According to WorldNetDaily.com “The state of Montana has drawn a line in the sand, challenging the federal government to decide whether to follow the U.S. Constitution with a new gun law that exempts from federal regulations any gun, gun accessory or ammunition made in the state and intended for use there.” This goes far beyond gun control. […]


Explanation of Fourms of government

I always considered myself a Moderate, but when I first got involved in Politics, I was surprised to have so many people say I was a conservative. How could this be? Had the spectrum of liberal vs. conservative shifted so much that I was now a conservative? So I though for a while until my […]


My letter to Obama

Although I do worry about some of the things Obama has on his agenda, that most Democrats (who now have majority control of congress) will likely support, I actually have found myself felling better about him then Mr. McCain. I never liked McCain (even being a moderately-conservative republican-leaning voter) as a presidential Candidate and never […]


California Votes Dismissed by Court

In the year 2000 California Voters overwhelmingly supported a definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman. It was then brought up before the California Supreme Court as to whether that law was in violation of the California State Constitution that protects equality and fundamental rights. The text of the court’s Opinion […]


Separation of Church and State

When people think of the First Amendment to The Constitution of the United States of America they often think of words such as, “separation of church and state”, or “Freedom of Speech”, or of the press, or of religion; however one of these phrases doesn’t actually show up on the First Amendment, or anywhere else […]


Seth.Hollist.org Moves to Spaldam’s Rants

I’ve found myself unable to keep my seth.hollist.org web-page up to date, so I’ve decided to re-direct it here and help contribute to “Spaldam’s Rants“. If I find anything special that I want to draw particular attention to, I’ll try to add a link to it on the side-bar from the main page; but be […]


A letter to my State Senator

Subject: Re: Weapons Restrictions Amendments     Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2000 23:01:37 -0700    From: Spaldam        To: John Valentine John Valentine wrote: (proceeded by “>”) >Dear Mr. Spaldam, >Thank you for your letter expressing concern about additional gun >control.  I appreciate you. taking the time and effort to contact me on >this issue.  As […]


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