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  • Medal of Honor recipient slams Supremes

    07/25/2012 8:39:28 PM PDT · by jwsea55 · 22 replies
    WND ^ | July 25, 2012 | Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady
    The Supreme Court recently opined (before they skipped town) on three issues important to America: immigration, health care and military honor (the Stolen Valor Act). I use the word opine because that is what we got – the opinions of nine politically appointed elites, political hacks if you will, as they tried to wrap the Constitution around their biases. Common-sense Americans believe they got most of the three decisions wrong and for good reason; they are not common-sense Americans. We are in trouble. We have a professorial, rhetorical celebrity for president, a commander in chief who knows not the difference...
  • Congress to America: Shut Your Yap

    07/20/2012 10:01:50 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-19-12 | CJ
    It seems unbelievable today that the state of the famous Boston Tea Party would today be the one leading the charge towards returning us to a “form of Government [that] becomes destructive” that was mentioned in the Declaration of Independence. But, representatives from Massachusetts seem to constantly be working to destroy our freedoms, our Constitution, and our God-given rights. Recently, Representative James McGovern (D-MA) introduced Joint House Resolution 88 proposing an amendment to the constitution known as the “People’s Rights Amendment.” Sounds almost redundant, doesn’t it? I mean, the Bill of Right’s IS the “People’s Rights.” Section 1. We the...
  • Casey at Twenty: Pro-Life Progress Despite a Judicial Setback

    07/18/2012 8:55:58 AM PDT · by rhema
    The Public Discourse ^ | 7/17/12 | Michael J. New
    [ . . . ] Despite discouraging political setbacks, the Casey decision did contain silver linings for pro-life law and strategy. Even though the Supreme Court did not overturn Roe v. Wade, it abandoned the trimester framework instituted in Roe and instead adopted a doctrine of “undue burden.” This allowed for state regulation of abortion so long as the regulation did not pose an “undue burden” to the woman seeking an abortion. As a result, the Casey decision upheld most of the provisions included in Pennsylvania’s Abortion Control Act including the parental consent law, the reporting requirements, the waiting period,...
  • Gallup: Republicans Turn Against John Roberts, U.S. Supreme Court (Dems now positive about both)

    07/16/2012 5:37:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Gallup ^ | 07/16/2012 | Frank Newport
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans' opinions of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts are now much more negative than they were seven years ago, with the most recent reading coming soon after he joined the four Democratic appointees on the court to uphold the U.S. healthcare law. Republicans' favorable rating of Roberts is down 40 percentage points from 2005, while Democrats' is up 19. Gallup did not measure Americans' opinions of Roberts between September 2005 and the most recent survey, conducted July 9-12. It is a reasonable assumption, however, that a good deal of the shift in attitudes occurred as...
  • The Mandate After the Court [Roberts’s decision may end up killing Obamacare after all]

    07/16/2012 4:00:08 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 16 July 2012 | James C. Capretta & Yuval Levin
    Last month’s Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare left champions of that law breathing a sigh of relief, while its opponents — a majority of the public — were left frustrated. It seemed at first glance as though the chief justice’s tortured opinion had saved the individual mandate, and with it the broader statute. But Obamacare’s champions should take a closer look at what the Court left them with, because on their own terms, the law is now set to collapse.
  • Upside Down Land

    07/16/2012 9:38:49 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-15-12 | CJ
    Feel free to add your own in the comments. You know you live in upside-down land if: * You can get arrested for expired tags on your car, but not for being in this country illegally. * Your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more it doesn't have. * The Supreme Court of the United States can rule that lower courts cannot display the 10 Commandments in their courtroom while sitting in front of a display of the 10 Commandments. * Children are forcibly removed from parents who appropriately...
  • Soros plot to stack the courts with liberal judges exposed

    07/15/2012 7:34:56 PM PDT · by mgist · 29 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 7/14/2012 | Kouri
    In the wake of two controversial U.S. Supreme Court decisions -- Obamacare and the Arizona immigration law -- in which a so-called conservative Chief Justice joined left-wing Justices in his ruling, multi-billionaire and far-left icon George Soros is financing a almost $50 million campaign to reshape America's state and federal courts, according to several legal and political science scholars.
  • Majority backs Arizona on immigration crackdown law

    07/11/2012 9:16:17 AM PDT · by kevcol · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 10, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    In the wake of the Supreme Court decision to uphold Arizona’s law allowing police to check the immigration status of those they detain, an overwhelming majority of Americans say they want to see their own states enact the same kinds of laws. The latest Washington Times/JZ Analytics survey, released Monday night, found about two-thirds of all likely voters would like to see their own police be able to check immigration status during routine traffic stops. Support was high across most demographics, including self-identified Republicans and independents, and even Hispanics favored the policy by a 55 percent to 41 percent margin....
  • The Supreme Court Stakes in 2012

    07/10/2012 5:19:26 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 9, 2012 | Clint Bolick
    The upshot is that Chief Justice Roberts has become a "swing" justice on the Supreme Court—along with Justice Kennedy, who has occupied the swing position held by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor until she was replaced by conservative Justice Samuel Alito in 2006. The court now is composed of three solid conservatives and four solid liberals, with Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Kennedy leaning conservative. Even that mixture makes the current court the most conservative in nearly a century. But it also means that the replacement of a single conservative justice by President Obama in a second term would turn the...
  • Supreme Court Next Big Decision (DOMA case in Mass. -Homosexual "Marriage" in all 57 states?)

    07/09/2012 6:26:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Lawyer Herald / The Associated Press ^ | July 5, 2012 | Tatjana Kulkarni
    After its ruling on the incredibly politically charged issue of health care, the Supreme Court might be taking on the next big politically charged issue, i.e. same sex marriage. The Obama administration has asked the Supreme Court to take on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) case of Massachusetts upon its return from summer recess. The DOMA case was repealed by G.O.P after a Federal Appeals Court struck down the law as unconstitutional because it denies same-sex couples federal financial services and benefits. According to reports the nation's apex court can take on the case as soon as September and...
  • Why Roberts did it

    07/01/2012 7:57:19 PM PDT · by trekdown · 151 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 28, 2012 | Charles Krauthammer
    Obamacare is now essentially upheld. There’s only one way it can be overturned. The same way it was passed — elect a new president and a new Congress. That’s undoubtedly what Roberts is telling the nation: Your job, not mine. I won’t make it easy for you.
  • Visa Olympic commercial reminds me of 9/11 WTC jumpers. Very bad taste, IMO.

    07/08/2012 2:03:50 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 55 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/8/12
    The commercial starts with diver David Boudia climbing up the Burj Dubai, and jumping off, with his reflection shown as the way the 9/11 jumpers were, and then he hits the water, and others were following him in their dives, only that they lived and the crowd celebrates.
  • Restore Constitutional Limits on Government, Restore our Liberty!! [FReepathon thread VI]

    07/08/2012 11:21:40 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 272 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | July 8, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    We need the 2010 tea party sweeps to continue in 2012 and beyond!! We need to increase the conservative majority in the house, take the majority in the senate and continue sweeping conservatives into as many state and local offices as we possibly can all across this great land!! No matter who wins the presidency, we're going to need the states and the people and FR to hold their feet to the fire!! Block the feds!! Demand our states reassert their tenth amendment rights and powers and push the feds the hell OUT of our state and local business!! And...
  • The Supreme Court’s Dismal ObamaCare Decision

    07/08/2012 11:06:48 AM PDT · by sourcery · 12 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | July 8, 2012 | Sheldon Richman
    [T]he irony of Roberts’s opinion must not go unnoticed. His opinion, which is the object of such conservative scorn, is in fact right out of the Antonin Scalia (who dissented) and Robert Bork playbook. (Hat tip to Donald Boudreaux for first bringing this to my attention.) Bork and Justice Scalia believe that unelected judges should not interfere with the elected branches of government except when Congress violates an express, narrowly construed right (essentially the ones in the Bill of Rights). Other interference is branded “judicial activism.” I once heard Justice Scalia say: “My job is not to strike down laws...
  • John Roberts' Travesty, Point by Point

    07/08/2012 9:51:49 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 41 replies
    Center for Individual Freedom ^ | July 4, 2012 | Quin Hillyer
    John Roberts didn’t defer to Congress in the ObamaCare case; he just re-wrote the law... This isn’t judicial minimalism; it’s judicial meddling. There is a good reason why not even most liberal commentators are applauding the actual legal reasoning Chief Justice John Roberts used to avoid striking down the ObamaCare law: The “reasoning” is thinner than unleavened bread, and crumbles to dust not just upon gentle handling, but merely under the weight of a piercing gaze. Let us count the inanities, inconsistencies and constitutional/statutory infirmities of the key section of Roberts’ decision, which ruled that the ObamaCare mandate-and-penalty is a...
  • One Stone, Two Powers: How Chief Justice Roberts Saved America

    07/07/2012 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Talisker · 155 replies ^ | July 7, 2012 | Talisker
    One Stone, Two Powers: How Chief Justice Roberts Saved America "So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand, he struck down the Philistine and killed him." - 1 Samuel 17:50 ----------------------------------------- Many people are very angry at Chief Justice John Roberts for his ruling that Obamacare is Constitutional as a tax. They are outraged at what they see as his validation of the complete usurpation of Constitutional protections, and terrified that America has been effectively destroyed. Some of them are even talking "revolution," and asking each other in person, and...
  • James Madison: The subversion of the very foundations of limited government in America

    07/06/2012 4:08:32 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 88 replies ^ | 1792 | James Madison
    "If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare, and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare, they may take the care of religion into their own hands; they may appoint teachers in every State, county and parish and pay them out of their public treasury; they may take into their own hands the education of children, establishing in like manner schools throughout the Union; they may assume the provision of the poor; they may undertake the regulation of all roads other than post-roads; in short, every thing, from the highest object of state legislation down...
  • Restore Constitutionally Limited Government!! [FReepathon thread V]

    07/06/2012 12:07:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 614 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | July 6, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    We need the 2010 tea party sweeps to continue in 2012 and beyond!! We need to increase the conservative majority in the house, take the majority in the senate and continue sweeping conservatives into as many state and local offices as we possibly can all across this great land!! No matter who wins the presidency, we're going to need the states and the people and FR to hold their feet to the fire!! Block the feds!! Demand our states reassert their tenth amendment rights and powers and push the feds the hell OUT of our state and local business!! And...
  • There is no silver lining: Justice Roberts’ despicable Obamacare decision

    07/06/2012 11:14:15 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-06-12 | Vince
    In March of 1937, in West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish erstwhile conservative Justice Owen Roberts suddenly began voting to support New Deal legislation. His change of heart was the beginning of what became known as “The switch in time that saved nine.” His sudden reversal was in direct response to FDR’s threat to pack the Court in the face of the Court’s resistance to the President’s sweeping progressive agenda. From that point forward the Constitution ceased to be a significant barrier to anything FDR wanted to do. Fast forward 65 years and another erstwhile conservative Justice Roberts makes...
  • Sanctuary State: California Senate Passes “Anti-Arizona” Bill to Protect Illegal Aliens

    07/06/2012 8:44:29 AM PDT · by montag813 · 13 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 07-06-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona It's no contest. It's not even close. California is America's undisputed "Sanctuary State" for illegal aliens. And now, in their hysteria over the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the central provision of Arizona's S.B. 1070 - that requires police officers to check the immigration status of people they stop - California legislators are setting new lows in contempt for the rule of law. The California Senate on Thursday passed a bill supporters dub the "anti-Arizona" law, which seeks to "shield illegal immigrants from status checks by local police" and which even welcomes in illegals from states such as Arizona. The...