About property rights and “takings” in Colorado

Americans have a centuries-long deep and abiding belief in private property rights.  Equally dear and vigorously defended is the opposition to government seizure or expropriation of property for all but the most compelling of public uses. The U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the 3rd, 4th and 5th Amendments to the Constitution specially address.. read more →

Victory, Alaska!

Note to PolicySmith followers:  This post concludes our first calendar year.  Thank you for your interest.  There will be less frequent entries in the coming several months as we take some time away.  Look for a return in early spring.  Have a safe and prosperous 2018. The wild ride of this calendar year closes with.. read more →

A Path Forward for the Least Among Us

The primary intellectual and vocational focus of the PolicySmith is energy, and the ways in which conventional fuels substantially better the lives of those who utilize them. With that in mind, I offer a new way of considering Black Lives Matter, and one that could embolden and improve the lives of a large sector of.. read more →