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What is the importance of the ObamaCare court ruling?

So the issue is joined, and no doubt with historic consequences for American liberty. For most of the last century, the U.S. Supreme Court interpreted the Constitution’s Commerce Clause as so elastic as to allow any regulation desired by a … Continue reading

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Time for a non-partisan attack to eliminate earmarks

Regardless of how you view the Nov. 2, 2010 election results, we still have the future to worry about; and one of the most worrisome features of Congress is the concept of “earmarks” a/k/a “pork barrel projects.”  I suggest that … Continue reading

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Dept of Justice instructing disobedience of lawful subpoena

Shocking. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has full subpoena power and the idea that the Department of Justice would instruct an employee to disregard a subpoena is abhorrent to our constitutional republic. Audacity run-amuck. There are ways to deal … Continue reading

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What do these people think of our country?

I’m trying to quit posting provocative stuff, really, but here is something to think about.

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Charles Krauthammer – Annals of executive overreach

A “must read” article. Krauthammer dissects the willful and ongoing overreaching by the executive branch — federal and state, by both D’s and R’s.  Constitution? What constitution?  Well into the article he makes the point: This contagion of executive willfulness … Continue reading

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Senator John Cornyn on Kagan nomination to high court

It is often difficult for the lay person to have a basis from which to evaluate the qualifications of a judicial candidate and it’s most daunting to listen to the roar of the media discussing a nominee to the U.S. … Continue reading

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Pres. Obama’s Ice Cream lie

This from a former law school lecturer in constitutional law: “You can imagine, if you are a Hispanic American in Arizona …” the president said Tuesday at a campaign-style appearance in Iowa, “suddenly, if you don’t have your papers and … Continue reading

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Judicial Supremacy and the Constitution – Robert Lowry Clinton – National Review Online

Concisely, in one article, you can read an excellent analysis of the power of the Supreme Court, and the source of that power. Given the increasing impact of Supreme Court decisions on our lives, understanding the origins and nature of … Continue reading

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Analysis: the Arizona immigration law

(edit: related discussion here).  Here’s the text.  And here are snippets with comments. A.  No official or agency of this state or a county, city, town or other political subdivision of this state may limit or restrict the enforcement of federal … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico — the 51st state — stealth statehood in progress

In Congress, HR2499 is set for a vote on April 29, 2010 which many believe will inevitably lead to Puerto Rico becoming the 51st state.  Whether this is a good or bad thing is beside the point. The point is, … Continue reading

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