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  • Despite Law, SEIU Gets To Continue Taking Medicaid Check Money

    06/27/2012 9:55:32 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/23/2012 | Jack Spencer
    A federal court judge ordered the State of Michigan to continue deducting dues from Medicaid checks and send it to the Service Employees International Union, in direct conflict with a state law signed in April by Gov. Rick Snyder. If unchallenged, this would mean the so-called "home health care dues skim" would go on through February of next year. Judge Nancy G. Edmunds of the U.S. District Court of Eastern Michigan handed down the order after a brief hearing in Detroit. The gist of Edmunds' ruling was that because Michigan's Employment Relations Commission recognized the forced unionization of tens of...
  • California State Bar embraces lawlessness (illegal immigrant can become a licensed attorney?)

    06/20/2012 6:41:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/20/2012 | Thomas Lifson
    The slippery slope leading down from rule of law to tyranny has been getting a lot of lubrication lately. The President of the United States bypassing the Constitution to announce he will not enforce immigration law for a category of offenders has sent a signal that is affecting others who ought to be part of the bulwark against tyranny. Bookworm, a California lawyer herself, has noticed that something very alarming just happened in the Golden State. It turns out that, in Obama's America, the federal executive branch is not the only government agency that has no use for explicit laws....
  • State Bar says let illegal immigrant practice law

    06/20/2012 1:11:55 AM PDT · by thecodont · 25 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | Bob Egelko
    An illegal immigrant who passes the bar exam and demonstrates good moral character should be eligible to practice law, the State Bar has declared in a court filing. The bar, which oversees California's 225,000 lawyers, told the state Supreme Court on Monday that federal law leaves regulation of the legal profession largely up to the states and does not appear to prohibit Sergio C. Garcia, 35, of Chico from obtaining an attorney's license. Garcia was 17 months old when his parents brought him to the United States from Mexico. He returned to Mexico with them at age 9, came back...
  • WaPo Misrepresents Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law. Again. Still.

    06/18/2012 8:57:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 18 June, 2012 | Bruce W. Krafft
    <p>The Washington Post recently reported on the first meeting of the legislative task force reviewing Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law, and the unchallenged lies start out in the first paragraph: “The parents of a 17-year-old teen killed by a neighborhood watch captain asked a task force reviewing Florida’s ‘stand your ground law’ Tuesday to recommend changing it so that defendants who initiate a confrontation can’t use it as part of their self-defense argument.” Traditionally one of the tasks of journalists is to check facts and verify information before presenting it to the public.</p>
  • Undoing health law could have messy ripple effects

    06/10/2012 7:03:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/10/12 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    Undoing health law could have messy ripple effectsBy RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Associated Press – 50 mins ago WASHINGTON (AP) — It sounds like a silver lining. Even if the Supreme Court overturns President Barack Obama's health care law, employers can keep offering popular coverage for the young adult children of their workers. But here's the catch: The parents' taxes would go up. That's only one of the messy potential ripple effects when the Supreme Court delivers its verdict on the Affordable Care Act this month. The law affects most major components of the U.S. health care system in its effort...
  • TV panel analyzes home defense incident and anti-gun hypocrisy

    06/09/2012 3:56:26 PM PDT · by marktwain
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 June, 2012 | David Codrea
    The first of two television programs featuring a panel that includes the National Gun Rights Examiner was released yesterday for internet viewing. Houston-based American Trigger Sports Network has made available the episode that had previously been limited to viewers on Pursuit Channel in order to share it with people who do not subscribe to the satellite hunting and fishing specialty channel. The episode features a roundtable panel hosted by ATSN’s Chairman and CEO, veteran broadcaster James B. Towle, and also includes "Armed American Radio" host and author Mark Walters, and Barbara Crown, publisher and editor of The Hunting Report. Two...
  • Constitutional Pension Reform, 50 Years On

    06/08/2012 8:05:46 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/8/2012 | Patrick Wright
    Michigan state government’s pension fund for public school employees is currently $22.4 billion underfunded, a massive shortfall. In response, the Michigan Senate has voted to close the plan to school employees hired after 2012 so they won’t add to the fund’s liabilities; these workers would receive retirement savings accounts instead. “We believe this constitution must be a forward looking document; … that it must spell out for the future the manner in which these funds should be managed, so that our children will not, 50 years hence, suffer from the fact that we failed to put in enough money. …"...
  • Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of a Big Gulp

    06/08/2012 10:04:37 AM PDT · by safetysign · 7 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 06/07/2012 | Michael Kinsley
    The basic case against New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s latest crusade, to outlaw the sale of extra- large sugared soft drinks, is Libertarianism 101: In a free country, people should have the right to do what they want, even if it’s bad for them. The major exceptions and complications to this basic principle don’t seem to apply. Unlike secondhand smoke, my consumption of a Pepsi does no direct harm to anyone else. Unlike marijuana, sugary drinks have a perfectly adequate and legal substitute: sugar-free drinks. (Even if you can tell the difference between Coke and Diet Coke, you can’t claim...
  • Poll: No Blame if Court Nixes Health Care Law

    06/06/2012 2:40:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/05/12 | Margot Sanger-Katz
    Poll: No Blame if Court Nixes Health Care LawBy Margot Sanger-Katz | National Journal – 11 hrs ago Even though President Obama fought for passage of the landmark 2010 health care law, very small minorities say their attitudes about him would change one way or the other should the Supreme Court strike down the law that is so often referred to as “Obamacare.” Two-thirds of those surveyed in a new public-opinion poll said that their respect for Obama would be unchanged if the Supreme Court struck down his signature legislative achievement. Fourteen percent said they would respect Obama more under...
  • Paul Clement: PPACA Fighter

    06/05/2012 5:06:33 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    Life Health Pro ^ | March 12, 2012 | Mark Sherman
    If a Republican wins the White House, expect to find Clement among the top potential Supreme Court nominees, said Curt Levey, who heads the conservative Committee for Justice. "It's unimaginable that any Republican president wouldn't have him on their short list." His recent run of cases hasn't hurt his chances. "There's no doubt that Paul has become the leading advocate for the most deeply conservative causes in the law. That is a reputation he has worked hard to earn," said David Frederick, a Supreme Court lawyer who often represents consumers. Clement is scheduled to argue seven cases at the high...
  • Debate on ObamaCare's individual mandate on display for attorneys

    06/05/2012 11:25:56 AM PDT · by american_steve · 11 replies, OfficialWire ^ | May 31, 2012 | Staff
    The final word on the Obama administration’s signature health care law has yet to be spoken. As the Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare) looms, organizations throughout the nation are lining up speakers and events to present their opinions—whether a pre-decision debate that might sway an undecided justice, or a post-mortem discussion on how the justices got it right or wrong. Regardless of when the Supreme Court decision is handed down, the June 15 Texas Bar Association debate on the topic, the interchange promises to be both lively and substantive....
  • Guns for Goons Courtesy Deputies Ryan McGowan and Thomas Lu(CA)

    06/05/2012 5:03:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 4 June, 2012 | Robert Farago
    TTAG commentator Derrick writes: “When police responded to a report of shots fired near San Francisco in February 2011, they wound up in a standoff with 29-year-old Joseph Camilleri and his girlfriend,” reports. “The two were barricaded inside a home with as many as 20 guns, including 12 illegal assault weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition.” And where did these guns come from? “On Friday, federal and state prosecutors alleged that two of the machine-pistol type weapons were sold to Camilleri by a Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy abusing an exemption in state law that lets peace officers buy...
  • Liberals Slam Republics over Prosecuting 'Honorable' Edwards, Celebrate Not Guilty Ruling

    05/31/2012 4:52:35 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 24 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/31/12 | Aurelius
    John Edwards is an awful human being who cheated on his cancer stricken wife, impregnating his mistress and lying to the people of the United States... Out of this miscarriage of justice, as expected, the Left is riding their high horse in order to shield a terrible person and slam conservatives. It would almost be shocking if it wasn't so disgusting. ...Over at the Huffington Post, it's the Republicans who are dirty, not the adulterer: And don't forget, Edwards 'only' cheated on his dying wife! What about Buuuuuush?! ...And finally, hey, Edwards is just a straight-up good guy:
  • Know your rights: Hattiesburg gun vendors talk gun laws(MS)

    05/29/2012 6:52:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 28 May, 2012 | Karrie Leggett-Brown
    HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - More than half of Mississippians own a firearm, but that doesn't mean they know their rights. "If you are going to point a gun at somebody be prepared to use it," said Lamar County Sheriff, Danny Rigel. Rigel has good reason to say this. "I worked a strong armed robbery where somebody came in got the cashier to open up the cash register, and was taking the money out of the cash register. The cashier pulled the gun out from under the counter and pointed it at him, but froze, and he took the gun away...
  • Welcome to [FREEPers, How Do I Fight A Florida Red Light Ticket?]

    05/21/2012 12:06:09 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies ^ | 5/21/12 | SFF
    Here you'll be able to pay a ticket, view how your traffic violation took place, and find answers...
  • Obama’s 'Law of the Sea' Treaty Spreads the Wealth Around

    05/21/2012 8:27:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    fox ^ | 5/21/12 | Steven Groves The Heritage Foundation
    It's bad enough when American tax dollars are blown on government-created debacles such as Solyndra and "Operation Fast and Furious." But at least in those instances the expenditures carried a bare modicum of democratic legitimacy. What if, on the other hand, the U.S. Treasury was raided for billions of dollars, which were then redistributed to the rest of the world by an international bureaucracy headquartered in Kingston, Jamaica? That's what will surely happen if the U.S. Senate gives its advice and consent to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, a deeply flawed treaty that was rejected...
  • Alabama Governor Signs Revised Immigration Law – Illegal Alien Advocates Enraged

    05/19/2012 9:26:06 AM PDT · by montag813 · 13 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-19-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaThe Alabama Legislature scored a huge victory on Friday, as Gov. Robert Bentley reluctantly signed immigration law H.B. 658 - after legislators refused to "moderate" provisions Bentley (and open-borders activists) had complained were too "harsh" against illegal aliens. Alabama's immigration law H.B. 56, patterned after Arizona's S.B. 1070, passed in 2011, and has been called the toughest state immigration law in America. But several issues were causing legal Alabamans longer lines to obtain state documents and foreign executives issues with being detained, and those provisions were fixed in the new bill. But H.B. 658 (PDF) also...
  • New textbook: Firearms Law and the Second Amendment: Regulation, Rights and Policy

    05/18/2012 10:38:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 15 May, 2012 | David Kopel
    The first law school textbook on the Second Amendment is now available from Aspen Publishers. The co-author are Nick Johnson (Fordham), Michael O’Shea (Oklahoma City), George Mocsary (Connecticut), and me. Here’s the publisher’s page for the textbook, from which professors can request a free review copy. The book is also available for civilian purchase from Amazon. We also have our own website for the book. There, you can read the detailed Table of Contents, and the Preface. The website is in an early stage of development; eventually, it will include detailed research guides and topic suggestions for students who are...
  • The Rich Young Ruler

    05/16/2012 3:05:22 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 5 replies
    Trinity Covenant Reformed Church ^ | 4/10/2003 | C.W. Powell
    Here is a proud first century yuppie who knew how to identify a problem, seek a solution, and implement the solution. He had heard good things of Christ. He knew how to solve earthly problems and thought that he could handle spiritual ones. Just show him the solution, and he would implement it. He was willing to sacrifice and tackle the tough job. He fancied himself humble, for he was willing to seek to someone who would know better than he did. He was clever enough to seek out all the resources available to him. He was good in public...
  • Find your embryos on Craigs List!

    05/15/2012 1:55:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    CMR ^ | May 12, 2012 | Rebecca Taylor
    What do you do when you have created 18 extra IVF embryos and you don't want to destroy them or give them away to just anyone?  You put them on Craigslist of course!  From After struggling for years to have children the McCrea family had their prayers answered, and then some, thanks to In Vitro Fertilization. Now the family is sharing their extra blessings.... Deb had nearly signed on the dotted line to donate those leftover 18 embryos to a fertility clinic, but something just didn’t seem right. “When my daughter was born, I went months and months just...
  • Funeral One Day After Investigators Say The Killing Is Justifiable [Ja'Quares Walker]

    05/06/2012 2:20:52 PM PDT · by kevcol · 43 replies [AL] ^ | May 5, 2012 | Cory McGinnis
    BIRMINGHAM - AL - Family and friends are in mourning, the funeral service was held at Living Stone Temple church, community members tell me they're not too happy that no arrests have been made. During the service, Walkers family was overcome with emotion during the ceremony and had to step outside. Many mourners wore red, black and white t-shirts with walker's picture saying "In loving memory of Tez". Dr. Al B. Sutton Jr. led a sermon preaching out the book of mark and had a direct message to young adults as well as the parents in the building. "Our son's,...
  • Bush Solicitor General Ted Olson Hails Obama Gay Marriage Shift

    05/10/2012 12:38:27 PM PDT · by torchy · 102 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 9 2012 | John Avlon
    ..."I am gratified that the president has thrown his personal support and the authority of the presidency behind the goal of justice, equality, and decency for all citizens," said Ted Olson, founder of the Federalist Society and former Bush administration solicitor general.. I called Olson on Wednesday to get the conservative legal leader's take on the North Carolina gay-marriage ban at the ballot and the way it sets up a Supreme Court showdown, possibly as early as 2013--no matter who is president. Olson has stern words for his fellow conservatives who flooded the polls on Tuesday, making North Carolina the...
  • New Law Set to Sweep Across the Nation that Would Strip All Americans of their Constitutional Rights

    05/04/2012 4:07:25 PM PDT · by freeliberty21 · 76 replies
    PRNewsWire ^ | Federal Ethics Center
    WASHINGTON, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Ethics Center (FEC), a watchdog organization protecting the rights of United States citizens, urges Congress to promptly hold hearings regarding troubling events occurring in the United States 5th Circuit.   FEC's letter to members of Congress outlined several examples of recent erratic 5th Circuit initiatives as follows: 5th Circuit Judge Jerry Smith, in disregard of the law, recently demanded that Attorney General, Eric Holder Jr. confirm that the rule of Marbury v. Madison applies to the President of the United States. 5th Circuit District Judge, W. Royal Furgeson, Jr., in coordination with 5th Circuit...
  • Martial Law Executive Order by Obama

    05/01/2012 4:11:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Obama Has Signed ANOTHER Martial Law Executive Order — Click below to DEMAND Congress STOP Obama’s “Emergency Powers” Executive Order: ALERT: Obama’s preparations to institute MARTIAL LAW IN AMERICA are coming together quickly — he has now signed ANOTHER “Executive Order”, this time to take control of America’s domestic natural gas production! It’s getting WORSE — we MUST STOP HIM NOW! SEND A MESSAGE TO EVERY SINGLE U.S. CONGRESSMAN, DEMANDING THEY STOP BARACK OBAMA’S “EMERGENCY POWERS” MARTIAL LAW EXECUTIVE ORDER: SEND YOUR MESSAGE NOW!
  • California Bill Would Ban Psychotherapy Aimed at Changing Under-18-Year-Olds’ Same-Sex Desires...

    04/26/2012 5:23:19 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 23 replies
    The Voloklh Conspiracy ^ | April 25, 2012 | Eugene Volokh
    "The bill is SB 1172, and it bans “psychotherapy” of under-18-year-olds “aimed at altering the sexual or romantic desires, attractions, or conduct of a person toward people of the same sex..."
  • The Fallacy of Gun Laws

    04/25/2012 8:02:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 11 April, 2012 | Kyle Scott
    Like clockwork it has happened. Anytime there is a shooting there is a call for stricter gun control laws. Whether in reaction to the recent shootings in Tulsa, the school shootings in Ohio and California, or the Trayvon Martin case in Florida, more laws on gun use and ownership are seen as the answer for preventing similar incidents from repeating. It’s as though all we need to keep people from killing one another are laws that restrict access to guns or increase punishment for violent crimes. The laws are not the problem, the people who commit the crimes are. Most...
  • Georgetown community criticizes Sandra Fluke campus event (closed to public & media)

    04/25/2012 6:10:03 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    EWTN ^ | April 24, 2012
    Georgetown University Healy Hall. Credit: Aurelien Guichard More than 100 students and alumni of Georgetown University criticized activist Sandra Fluke’s recent invitation to speak on campus without clarification of the Catholic Church’s teaching on contraception. The group signed a letter calling on the Jesuit university to release a statement “clarifying its position on this fundamental issue of debate” to ensure that students are accurately informed on both the university’s current insurance policy and Church teaching. The statement came in response to an April 16 campus event, titled “A Conversation with Sandra Fluke on Contraception Access.”Fluke gained national attention in February,...
  • Senate panel votes down self-defense bill (LA)

    04/25/2012 5:51:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 25 April, 2012 | MICHELLE MILLHOLLON
    Legislation inspired by Florida’s Trayvon Martin case failed in a Senate committee Tuesday amid concerns that it would cloud state law. Senate Bill 719 by state Sen. Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb, D-Baton Rouge, would have rewritten Louisiana’s justifiable homicide law. Under the change, the law would not apply when the person committing the homicide is the aggressor. “What I don’t want to happen in this state is that we have permission to murder,” Dorsey-Colomb told the state Senate Committee on Judiciary C. Critics of the change complained that the measure would lead to confusion and possibly result in people provoking aggressive behavior...
  • Floridians back “Stand Your Ground” law

    04/25/2012 5:38:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 53 replies ^ | 24 April, 2012 | Jason Pye
    In the wake of the Trayvon Martin’s death, many on the Left have been blaming Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, a statue passed last year that allows use for the use of deadly force in self-defense (my home state of Georgia passed a similar law a few years ago). They say that the law empowered George Zimmerman to target Martin and claim self-defense. While I have no opinion on Zimmerman’s guilt or innocence in the case at this point — I believe too little is known to jump to conclusions one way or the other, the ire over the “Stand...
  • Does Asteroid Mining Violate Space Law? (Libs say yes)

    04/24/2012 6:01:59 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 50 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/24/2012 | Yahoo News
    Several well-known billionaires are forming the new company Planetary Resources with plans to send a robotic spacecraft to mine precious metals from an asteroid and bring them back to Earth. Google executives Larry Page and Eric Schmidt and their business partners say the enterprise will "add trillions to the global GDP." But to whom do those trillions belong — the company, or everyone? Does a private company have a right to stake claim to an asteroid, or are celestial bodies such as the moon, planets and asteroids the communal property of all Earthlings? "The law on this is not settled...
  • Court won't hear appeal over NYC rent control

    04/24/2012 8:56:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from a Manhattan couple seeking to end rent-stabilization laws in New York City. James and Jeanne Harmon had lost earlier court attempts to get the laws thrown out, the most recent of which was a decision last year by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City. The high court refused to review that decision. The couple inherited a building that James Harmon's parents bought in the 1940s near Central Park on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Three of the rent-stabilized apartments have had tenants or their family...
  • Does the Government Have the Ability to Turn All Americans into Criminals?

    04/22/2012 11:14:23 AM PDT · by pinochet · 29 replies
    The indictment of George Zimmerman for second degree murder was not based on facts or evidence, but on politics. Even the left-wing lawyer, Alan Dershowitz, accused the prosecutor of "over-charging" Zimmerman, in the hope that he will be frightened into entering a plea bargain for a lesser charge. We are no longer living in the America of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Today, the prosecution and conviction of people for crimes is not based on facts and evidence, but on the whims of politicians. This issue goes beyond Mr. Zimmerman, and makes us focus on the much broader question; Is...
  • The utterly moronic "Peoples Rights Amendment"

    04/21/2012 7:07:38 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 27 replies ^ | 4-20-2012 | Stephen Bainbridge
    " friend and colleague Eugene Volokh makes much the same point in his usual erudite way: So just as Congress could therefore ban the speech of nonmedia business corporations, it could ban publications by corporate-run newspapers and magazines — which I think includes nearly all such newspapers and magazines in the country (and for good reason, since organizing a major publications as a partnership or sole proprietorship would make it much harder for it to get investors and to operate). Nor does this proposal leave room for the possibility, in my view dubious, that the Free Press Clause would protect...
  • Bruce Ray Riggs; Florida 5th district

    04/20/2012 7:53:40 PM PDT · by know-the-law · 5 replies
    dirtyunclesam ^ | bruce ray riggs
    The powers of government were never given the jurisdiction to do the things they are doing today. Many laws, taxes, restrictions and government powers come from this post-constructional (89 years later) jurisdiction. Abortion, Roe V. Wade, prayer in school, gun control are all fruits of the tree of this unlawful and unconstitutional jurisdiction. I will demonstrate, with facts and freely available documents, how this unconstitutional jurisdiction came to be and how to fix it. - Bruce Ray Riggs
  • Is George Zimmerman guilty of 2nd degree murder?

    04/20/2012 12:17:13 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/20/2012 | Doug Book
    From the projects to the White House, February’s shooting death of punk-in-the-making Trayvon Martin has provided a ready-made call to arms for the nation’s professional race hustlers. Even the President has taken advantage of this opportunity to pimp a black death for electoral profit. And though it isn’t surprising that much of the national media have ignored the way in which the facts of the shooting apply to Florida statute, it does seem difficult to believe that no one in the nation is interested. Given the many conflicting stories concerning surveillance video and witness testimony it is difficult to know...
  • Res Publica (The Republic defined)

    04/17/2012 5:34:33 PM PDT · by HMS Surprise · 3 replies
    tea party tribune ^ | 4/17/12 | jim funkhouser
    Elected leaders in America do not rule, the law rules. Politicians are mere custodians of the law, and when they promote notions such as a “living constitution” what they are really wanting is the rule of law to be replaced by the rule of man. Our Republic rests on the universal truths espoused by The Declaration of Independence. The Constitution was an effort to promote the ideals of liberty and justice. Liberty and justice brings prosperity. Every nation that maintains a rule of law that promotes liberty and justice will have prosperity. Any nation that substitutes rule of law for...
  • Res Publica (A solid conservative reboot)

    04/17/2012 5:20:28 PM PDT · by HMS Surprise · 2 replies
    tea party tribune ^ | 4/17/12 | jim funkhouser
    A guilty pleasure, that I surrender to occasionally, involves quizzing my fellow conservative compatriots about the core historical knowledge that is often taken for granted. Long before the Tea Party came along there was a burgeoning conservative movement in America that sought to rediscover and recover ancient principles and ideals of man’s relationship with government. From Goldwater to Reagan, Limbaugh to Levin, and talk radio to the limitless font of internet information, historical truth is making a comeback. Let’s start at the beginning. Before Caesar came the Republic. Res Publica, correctly translated, means “the public thing.” In a Republic the...
  • Res Publica (The perfect apolitical article to give your lib friends.)

    04/17/2012 4:24:17 PM PDT · by HMS Surprise · 5 replies
    tea party tribune ^ | 4/17/12 | jim funkhouser
    A guilty pleasure, that I surrender to occasionally, involves quizzing my fellow conservative compatriots about the core historical knowledge that is often taken for granted. Long before the Tea Party came along there was a burgeoning conservative movement in America that sought to rediscover and recover ancient principles and ideals of man’s relationship with government. From Goldwater to Reagan, Limbaugh to Levin, and talk radio to the limitless font of internet information, historical truth is making a comeback. Let’s start at the beginning. Before Caesar came the Republic. Res Publica, correctly translated, means “the public thing.” In a Republic the...
  • Sebelius: Thanks to Obamacare, Law Student Can 'Devote Her Career' to Social Justice

    04/15/2012 2:10:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/15/12 | Elizabeth Harrington
    ( – Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said on Thursday that Obamacare had made it possible for a 25-year-old law student to devote her career to working on social justice issues instead of working for a big law firm. At Rev. Al Sharpton’s 14th annual NAN conference, Sebelius touted the Administration’s health care overhaul, which she also said was responsible for helping close racial and ethnic health gaps in the country. “Because of the steps we’ve taken there are 410,000 African American young adults across the country who were uninsured but now have insurance coverage under their...
  • What’s Color Of Change Hiding About Itself?

    04/13/2012 6:11:45 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 4 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 12, 2012 | Mark Tapscott
    Coca Cola executives who recently decided to stop supporting the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) did so in response to demands from an obscure left-wing activist group, Color of Change (COC). So were executives of giant candy-maker Mars, Inc. when they announced a similar decision earlier today. That is why Color of Change may be the most powerful group in America you've never heard about.
  • Against Foreign Abuses in American Courts

    04/12/2012 5:29:51 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 1 replies
    Center for Individual Freedom ^ | 12 April 2012 | Quin Hillyer
    The Legislature in Alabama, the home state of perhaps the single most prominent American-born jihadi, is poised to become the latest in a line of states outlawing the application of foreign laws in American courts if those laws violate American constitutional rights. The laws are desperately needed: Confused American trial court judges are surprisingly susceptible to citations of foreign standards to excuse otherwise appalling, even criminal, behavior.
  • Mississippi NRA-Backed Legislation Moves Forward in Magnolia State

    04/10/2012 7:56:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 April, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --( This week, the state Senate passed NRA-backed House Bills 455 and 695, sending both to Governor Phil Bryant for his approval. Additionally, two more NRA-supported bills remain on the Senate Calendar and must be considered by the Senate before its floor action deadline next Wednesday, April 11. The state Senate passed House Bill 695, introduced by state Representative John Moore (R-60), on Wednesday April 4. This NRA-backed legislation would require Mississippi to honor any valid concealed carry permit issued by another state. This bill also grants the Department of Public Safety continued authority to enter into written...
  • How A Dumb Law Blocks A Great Way To Fuel America

    04/09/2012 5:33:26 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 20 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/03/2012 | Christopher Helman
    Steven Sterin thinks he has a better way. As president of the advanced fuels division at Dallas-based chemicals company Celanese, he’s supervising construction of two new plants—one in Texas, the other in China—to make ethanol. But you won’t see any vats fermenting corn here. Celanese makes its ethanol by tearing apart and recombining the hydrocarbons found in plentiful natural gas or coal. ..... The problem isn’t science. It’s Washington. Thanks to the 2007 Renewable Fuel Standard law, gasoline refiners are mandated to blend so much plant-based or renewable ethanol into the gas supply that it prevents Celanese or any other...
  • Don't show ID in New York State!

    04/06/2012 10:26:46 AM PDT · by Sopater · 4 replies
    Vimeo ^ | 3 years ago: Wed, Nov 12, 2008 11:32pm EST | Justin Holmes
    This is a video of an encounter I had with police in the village of Port Dickinson in New York State. I was "pulled over" while inline skating and told that this activity was illegal under a local ordinance. I have since placed an inquiry with the village code enforcement officer and found that there is no such law. The officer who pulled me over asked me for ID and I refused to show it. He called two other officers to the scene. There's lots of discussion about this video on my blog as well (I'd love for the discussion...
  • The brightest guys in the room

    04/04/2012 2:47:44 PM PDT · by agee · 17 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 04/04/2012 | Aaron Gee & Steve Graff
    My father, a high school teacher, used to joke “Those that can – do, those that can’t – teach, those that can’t teach – teach teachers”. I never expected that axiom to be true of the President of the United States, until yesterday. Obama’s answer to a reporter’s question clearly demonstrated that you didn’t want professor Obama for constitutional law. Not if you want to pass that bar that is. Methinks President Obama’s previous life as a community organizer fits the teaching teachers part of the axiom pretty well. If you missed it, President Obama was asked to clarify...
  • Federal judge strikes down parts of Wisconsin union law

    03/30/2012 8:14:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/29/12 | SCOTT BAUER
    Federal judge strikes down parts of Wis. union lawBy SCOTT BAUER | Associated Press – 2 hrs 14 mins ago MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge upheld most of Wisconsin's contentious law curbing collective bargaining rights on Friday, but he sided with unions by overturning two portions of the law that were costly and impeded on a major funding source for the groups. One banned public workers from allowing union dues to be automatically withdrawn from their paychecks, while the other required expensive annual elections where all members, not just those voting, would have to support staying organized. Still,...
  • Justice Elana Kagan violates the law!

    03/29/2012 7:11:42 PM PDT · by Bigun · 66 replies
    Self ^ | 3/29/2012 | Self
    According to Section 455(b)(3) of Title 28 of the U.S. Code, justices must disqualify themselves in cases where they have “served in governmental employment and in such capacity participated as counsel, adviser, or material witness concerning the proceeding or expressed an opinion concerning the merits of the particular case or controversy.” As solicitor general of the United States, Justice Elena Kagan served as the head of an office responsible for formulating the Obama administration’s legal defense of its domestic agenda priority — Obamacare.
  • Questions from Justice Kennedy, others point to a 5-4 vote knocking down Affordable Care Act

    03/29/2012 12:47:01 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Mackinac Center for Public Policy ^ | 3/28/2012 | Patrick Wright
    When Obamacare first passed, then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi incredulously responded to a query about whether the law was constitutional with: "Are you serious?" After Tuesday's oral argument, she might want to revise and extend her remarks; a 5-4 vote seems almost certain based on the tone of the individual justices' questions. The law's proponents had hoped that Justice Antonin Scalia, author of the Raich opinion upholding a federal marijuana prosecution in the face of a state ballot initiative to the contrary, might provide a 6th vote for them. But Justices Scalia, John G. Roberts Jr., and Samuel Alito were highly...
  • A look at defense law in Montana

    03/29/2012 7:16:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 28 March, 2012 | Drew Trafton
    BILLINGS- Even in Montana, more than 2,000 miles away from Florida, the controversial shooting death of 17-year- old Trayvon Martin is sparking debate via social media. Much of the debate is centered around the self defense law, popularly known as Castle Doctrine-- which allows a resident to protect their self and property, which is being touted as a justification for the shooting. Clearly, many of the details which will tell the full story of that tragic event have yet to be released. But as the debate rages on closer to home, it raises the question of what defense law states...
  • White House has no contingency plans if health law is tossed (the rookie Hussein is clueless)

    03/28/2012 5:16:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/28/12 | Amie Parnes
    White House has no contingency plans if health law is tossedBy Amie Parnes - 03/28/12 03:17 PM ET The White House has no contingency plans in place in the event the Supreme Court rules the healthcare law is unconstitutional. White House officials said Wednesday they remain “confident” that the healthcare reform law is constitutional and is implementing all the provisions of the law. If the law is thrown out, there's “no contingency plan in place,” principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said at Wednesday’s press briefing with reporters. “We're focused on maximizing the benefits of this law.” President Obama was...