Proposed Wyoming Law Would Ban Investments, Certain Business with Iran, Cuba Connections

Residents of the state of Wyoming know a thing or two, more like several billion dollars a years worth of knowledge, when it comes to international trade. On January 17, 2017, several influential members of the Wyoming legislature filed a bill that reinforces American values by “prohibiting the investment of Wyoming state funds Iran or Cuba.” Over …

Someone Needs to Remind Cuba That Access to the U.S. Market Is a Privilege, Not a Right

A federal judge in Miami has locked up a merry band of Cubans who were abusing U.S. and Florida laws to create sham marriages to secure entry to the U.S. This case is just one of many concrete examples why the Cuban Adjustment Act needs to be reformed, or replaced, with a better law that …

Justice Does Not Have a Sell-By Date

When the Communists overran Cuba in 1959, one of the first things they did was murder people who, they believed, stood in their way. They also crushed Catholic Church and all religions as well as, of course, the traditional family unit. Following the Communist playbook, and that of other tyrannical regimes throughout millennia, in addition to imprisonment, …

Hold Law Breakers Accountable, Not Wage War on Capitalism

Money laundering, corruption, and South Florida, sadly, seem to go hand in hand. The Panama Papers would make an excellent title for a Dave Barry novel. Yet the potentially unlawful theft of confidential documents from a Panamanian law firm is no laughing matter. While tracking down lawbreakers is a good thing, breaking the law to …

Senate Democrat: Obama Administration’s Lawless U.S.-Cuba Policy Sets Up Potential Litigation

One of the biggest threats to liberty is when people think they think, and act, above the law. During the course of the last few years there are, unfortunately, plenty of examples of this throughout the Obama administration. For example, the regulatory superstate is destroying our healthcare system and, in the process, trampling fundamental liberties. Bailing out …

Climate Change Agreement: A Back Alley Deal

Climate change believers and global governance supporters won a major victory this month; with the adoption in Paris of the Framework Convention on Climate Change. It is a setback, albeit temporary, for freedom, democracy, and rule of law as well as a direct assault on U.S. sovereignty. The U.S. Congress must act early next year and shut this process down …

Strong National Legal Systems & Rule of Law – Not UN Proxy – Needed in Latin America

When Guatemala government officials asked a UN-sponsored international organization (IO) about nine years ago to oversee and investigate anti-corruption efforts, I was extremely skeptical. I still am, despite the fact that the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) completed most of its work this month and, in the process, helped unseat Guatemala’s President. The title of …