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  • Roger Taney statue removed from Maryland State House grounds overnight

    08/18/2017 8:37:42 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 70 replies
    Under the cover of night, a work crew removed the statue of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger B. Taney — author of the infamous Dred Scott decision — from the grounds of the State House, ending the monument’s 145-year prominent perch in Annapolis. At 12:20 a.m. Friday, flatbed trucks with equipment including a large crane pulled onto the street encircling the State House. Workers cordoned off the front lawn of the historic building and placed straps around the statue, the latest monument linked to the Confederate era to be removed from a public square. Just before 2 a.m., the...
  • Maryland city cleared to remove statue linked to slavery [Frederick]

    10/14/2016 5:24:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 14, 2016 5:11 PM EDT
    A Maryland city has cleared what could be the last obstacle to its plan to rid the City Hall courtyard of a statue of the man who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision affirming slavery. Frederick’s Historic Preservation Commission voted 4-1 Thursday to allow the removal of the bust of Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney, and a nearby bust of Maryland’s first governor, Thomas Johnson, who owned slaves. City officials say both will go to nearby Mount Olivet Cemetery, where Johnson is buried. …
  • The Lone Man Resisting Judicial Tyranny

    07/03/2016 12:41:19 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 27 replies
    The Stand ^ | Monday, May 9, 2016 | Bryan Fischer
    The Constitution gives absolutely no authority, none, to the federal government to dictate marriage policy to the states. *** *** When the Obergefell case was decided by the Supreme Court, its ruling legally applied only to the plaintiffs before it, as is true in any case before any court. The concept of “judicial review” - in which the Court, and not Congress, gets to decide what the law is - is not found in the Constitution anywhere. It was invented out of the ether by Chief Justice John Marshall in 1803 as a way for the Court to grant dictatorial...
  • Dred Scott Decision Still Resonates Today [March 6, 1857]

    03/08/2016 10:37:11 AM PST · by iowamark · 82 replies
    On March 6, 1857, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Dred Scott case, which had a direct impact on the coming of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln’s presidency four years later. The case of Dred Scott v. Sandford was one of the most controversial decisions in the court’s history. At the time, the Supreme Court’s majority came from pro-slavery states or had connections to pro-slavery presidents. The case had been in the court system for more than a decade. Scott had been born into slavery in 1795. In subsequent years, he lived in two parts of...
  • Nuns on the Bus: Dispatches From a Papal Road Trip

    09/24/2015 7:39:05 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 9-24-2015 | TARA MURTHA
    When the nuns first hit the road in 2012, their mission was to collect stories of economic oppression in protest of the Paul Ryan budget — in defiant response to Pope Benedict XVI's startling decision to launch an investigation into the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, an umbrella group that represents more than 80 percent of religious sisters in the United States. The investigation was an outright attack on women's role in the Church and was referred to as "a crackdown on American nuns." Their alleged transgression was spending too much time on social justice issues, and promoting "certain radical...
  • Why the Supreme Court is not Supreme

    08/31/2015 1:14:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 31, 2015 | Matt Barber
    “Judicial activism occurs when judges write subjective policy preferences into the law rather than apply the law impartially according to its original meaning.” – The Heritage Foundation To vocal opponents of judicial activism, this comes as little surprise. The U.S. Supreme Court has suffered a major credibility blow in the wake of its politically motivated 5-4 Obergefell v. Hodges “gay marriage” opinion. In it, they presumed to do the impossible – both redefine the age-old institution of natural marriage and to give this fictional definition precedence over freedoms actually enumerated in the Bill of Rights. According to Rasmussen, only “36...
  • Democrats on civil rights: Bullet or bribe? (...history of discrimination, dependency)

    07/28/2015 8:33:15 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    WND ^ | July 27, 2015 | Bill Federer
    Booker T. Washington In 1857, the Supreme Court, with seven of the nine justices being Democrat, decided that Dred Scott was not a citizen, but property. Chief Justice Roger Taney, appointed by Democrat President Andrew Jackson, wrote that slaves were “so far inferior … that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for their own benefit.” After the Civil War, the 13th Amendment was adopted Dec. 6, 1865, abolishing slavery in America. Once Southern Democrats were forced to free their slaves, they attempted to effectively re-enslave them by passing “Black Codes” and “Jim Crow Laws” which...
  • Obergefell: The Dred Scott of Our Time

    07/12/2015 3:40:12 PM PDT · by DWW1990 · 10 replies
    TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 7/12/15 | Trevor Thomas
    In 1854, around one single issue—opposition to slavery—the Republican Party was formed. As historian David Barton notes, “The Republican agenda was clear, for every platform since its inception had boldly denounced slavery. In fact, when the U. S. Supreme Court delivered the 1857 Dred Scott ruling protecting slavery and declaring that Congress could not prohibit it even in federal territories, the Republican platform strongly condemned that ruling and reaffirmed the right of Congress to ban slavery in the territories. But setting forth an opposite view, the Democrat platform praised the Dred Scott ruling, and the continuation of slavery, and also...
  • Mike Huckabee: Conservatives Can Ignore Gay Marriage Ruling Like Lincoln Ignored Dred Scott

    06/27/2015 9:34:27 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    WashingtonTimes ^ | June 27, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Mike Huckabee: Conservatives Can Ignore Gay Marriage Ruling Like Lincoln Ignored Dred Scott By Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times June 27, 2015 DENVER — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee suggested Saturday that conservatives treat the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision like Abraham Lincoln treated the high court’s pro-slavery ruling in Dred Scott: Ignore it. “They can do same thing that Abraham Lincoln did about the Dred Scott decision of 1857,” Mr. Huckabee said at the Western Conservative Summit. “The Dred Scott decision said that African-Americans were not fully human, that they need not be treated as fully human.”
  • Another Dred Scott Ruling?

    03/12/2015 11:17:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to consider whether to overturn the marriage laws of all the states—as some activist federal judges have already done in some of the states--conservatives are naturally calling for judicial restraint. We must warn the court against another exercise of “raw judicial power” like that handed down with its infamous 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling. That cruel and unjust ruling is viewed as illegitimate by tens of millions of Americans. Young people, especially, are turning against abortion-on-demand. We see this in every pro-life march. And this public outcry is being translated into a bumper crop...
  • The case for imposing gay ‘marriage’ is remarkably similar to that for slavery...

    03/02/2015 6:33:27 AM PST · by wagglebee · 27 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/27/15 | Michael Stokes Paulsen
    February 27, 2015 (ThePublicDiscourse.com) -- No, of course Old Abe never said a lick about same-sex marriage. The idea would have been unheard of in the 1850s—or even the 1950s. The issue of Lincoln’s day was slavery—in particular, the extension of that peculiar institution into federal territories and even into free states. But in connection with the slavery issue, Lincoln had plenty to say about the use and abuse of judicial authority to propagate social policy and about the dangers of judges usurping legislative authority. The man whose birth we honored two weeks ago thus spoke, indirectly, to one of the central controversies...
  • State Legislators Renew Battle Against Same-sex Marriage Decrees

    01/30/2015 12:08:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | January 30, 2015 | Jack Kenny
    In what has been described as a new front in the battle over same-sex marriage, legislators in several states under judicial orders to confer marital status on same-sex couples have introduced bills to forbid state or local officials from issuing marriage licenses to couples of the same gender. The bills would also strip the salaries of employees who issued the licenses, the New York Times reported Thursday.The bills have been introduced in the legislatures of Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas, with South Carolina also considering a bill that would allow officials to opt out of issuing such licenses if it...
  • The Death of Taney

    10/16/2014 9:05:49 PM PDT · by iowamark · 61 replies
    On Oct. 12, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln must have breathed a bit easier. Not because the war was over — it would last another six months. Not because he had been re-elected — the election remained nearly a month away. And not because Gen. William T. Sherman had begun his decisive march through Georgia — the general was still holding Atlanta. While much remained unsettled, Lincoln’s achievements as president seemed more secure that autumn day because the president learned that his old nemesis Roger B. Taney, the Maryland-born chief justice of the Supreme Court, had died. Ever since Taney had...
  • 100 Years Ago: Why Bankers Created the Fed

    12/23/2013 3:22:13 PM PST · by BfloGuy · 138 replies
    The Mises Daily ^ | 12/23/2013 | Christopher Westley
    It is little wonder that early Democrats garnered such popular support and would demand Andrew Jackson end America’s experiment with central banking. Jackson called it “dangerous to the liberty of the American people because it represented a fantastic centralization of economic and political power under private control.” It’s hard to believe that guy who said that is now on the $20 bill. Jackson also warned that the Bank of the United States was “a vast electioneering engine” that could “control the Government and change its character.” These sentiments were echoed by Roger Taney, Jackson’s Treasury Secretary, who talked of the...
  • The Zimmerman Verdict: Shades of Dred Scott (Yes, they're going there already)

    07/16/2013 10:47:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    EURWeb ^ | July 16, 2013 | Lloyd "Kam" Williams
    “Southern trees bear a strange fruit Blood on the vines and blood at the root Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze Strange fruit hanging from the poplar tree Pastoral scene of the gallant south The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh Then the sudden smell of burning flesh” “Strange Fruit” by Abel Meeropol / Billie Holiday *I was quite dismayed by the George Zimmerman acquittal. It’s almost as if nothing has changed in the 5 years since Obama was elected, in the last 50 years since the Voting Rights Act was passed, or...
  • Just One Small Point ...

    03/12/2013 8:48:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    "Law sharpens the mind by narrowing it." --Edmund Burke . . Our governor here in Arkansas now has vetoed not one but two anti-abortion bills that made it past the state legislature this session. One bill sought to protect the unborn starting at the 20th week of pregnancy. The other would go into effect after 12 weeks' gestation if a fetal heartbeat could be detected. Both are now law, passed over the governor's objections. The Hon. Mike Beebe is ordinarily the most reasonable and agreeable of men -- even if he is a lawyer by trade and a politician by...
  • NAPOLITANO: Akin absurdity aside, rape never justifies abortion

    08/23/2012 8:39:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 22, 2012 | Andrew P. Napolitano
    The criticisms of the recent absurd comments by Missouri Republican Rep. Todd Akin, who at this writing is his party’s nominee to take on incumbent Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in November in a contest he had been expected to win, have focused on his clearly erroneous understanding of the human female anatomy. In a now infamous statement, in which he used the bizarre and unheard-of phrase “legitimate rape,” the congressman gave the impression that some rapes of women are not mentally or seriously resisted. This is an antediluvian and misogynistic myth for which there is no basis in fact...
  • My take on the ObamaCare decision

    07/02/2012 11:21:51 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 20 replies
    Old Navy Vet ^ | 2 July 2012 | Old Navy Vet
    My take on the ObamaCare decision, based upon 1857 Dred Scott decision.
  • Rush Limbaugh bust for Hall of Famous in Missouri

    03/12/2012 4:40:42 AM PDT · by Lattero · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/6/12 | Tim Mak
    The Hall of Famous Missourians will soon add a bust of Rush Limbaugh to its ranks, according to reports. Along with a bust of Dred Scott, the slave who sued for his own freedom in a famous 1857 case Dred Scott v. Sandford, the embattled talk radio personality will soon be added to the Hall. Continue Reading The sculpture is currently being made by sculptor E. Spencer Shubert, and, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, is being paid for by private funds raised by the Speaker of the Missouri House. Limbaugh, a native of Cape Girardeau, Missouri,will be inducted into...
  • Republicans, Let us Honor Abraham Lincoln Today

    09/15/2003 6:37:23 AM PDT · by republicanwizard · 155 replies · 876+ views
    National Park Service ^ | 9/15/2003 | RepublianWizard
    Third Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Jonesboro, Illinois September 15, 1858 MR. DOUGLAS' SPEECH. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: I appear before you today in pursuance of a previous notice, and have made arrangements with Mr. Lincoln to divide time, and discuss with him the leading political topics that now agitate the country. Prior to 1854 this country was divided into two great political parties known as Whig and Democratic. These parties differed from each other on certain questions which were then deemed to be important to the best interests of the Republic. Whig and Democrats differed about a bank, the...