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  • Sen. Ted Cruz on the Court, Immigration and His Cockiness (Video on Meet the Press - July 5, 2015)

    07/05/2015 11:04:40 AM PDT · by Isara · 21 replies
    Meet the Press ^ | July 5, 2015
    Full Video of the Interview
  • Clarice Feldman: The Penumbra School of Law

    07/05/2015 9:51:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 5, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    I was watching in horror a series of Mark Dice videos of interviews in which passersby signed petitions to repeal the First Amendment toshut down criticism of Obama because it was all clearly racist. petitioned to repeal the Bill of Rights; revealed they didn’t know when and why we celebrate the Fourth of July; signed up to ban the American flag and replace it with a New World Order one. I wanted to believe the people responding were outliers -- just ignorant San Diego beachgoers. Unfortunately there are too many indications they are not, and that this disregard for the...
  • Supreme Court has not the authority to redefine marriage

    07/05/2015 4:04:47 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 33 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 7/4/2015 | Bob Livingston
    Although they seem to think they do, five Ivy League-educated lawyers in league with the Prince of Darkness have not the authority to redefine marriage, which was not defined by man in the first place. God established marriage in Genesis 2:23-24, “The man said, ‘This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.’ Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” (ESV) The Supreme Court is not the first to...
  • In Legalizing Same-Sex “Marriage” U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Natural Law and Provokes God’s Wrath

    07/05/2015 3:55:04 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 10 replies
    The American TFP ^ | 7/1/2015 | Staff
    The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property—TFP vehemently protests the “profoundly immoral and unjust” majority opinion of the United States Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges which imposed same-sex “marriage” on America by judicial fiat. The sacred institution of marriage—established by God in Paradise for our first parents, Adam and Eve, and which has been seriously undermined by the moral crisis devastating Western society since the sixties—suffered a tremendous blow on June 26, 2015. In the most powerful nation on earth today, five liberal judges reinterpreted the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution to discover that...
  • Pound Sand, Your Honor! More Americans Want States to Ignore Federal Courts

    07/03/2015 8:02:37 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | 03 July 2015 | Selwyn Duke
    While dissenting from the recent Supreme Court decision rubber-stamping same-sex “marriage,” Justice Antonin Scalia warned his colleagues that with “each decision ... unabashedly based not on law” the Court moves “one step closer to being reminded of [its] impotence.” And a new poll shows that another such step has in fact been taken, with more Americans supporting the idea that states should have the right to ignore federal court rulings. Writes Rasmussen Reports, “A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 33% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe that states should have the right to ignore federal court rulings...
  • Clarence Thomas Defends Human Exceptionalism

    07/03/2015 3:37:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | July 3, 2015 | WESLEY J. SMITH
    I am not involved in the same sex marriage debate. I want both sides of that contentious issue to agree with me on human exceptionalism–and the best way to be heard by all is to keep my big trap shut on domestic relations jurisprudence. But I was struck by the clarion defense of equal and intrinsic human dignity issued by Justice Clarence Thomas in his Obergefell v Hodges dissent.  The heart of his opinion begins by quoting the immortal “all men are created equal” phrase from the Declaration of Independence. He then proceeds to apply that crucial insight from the American founding.  From...
  • Kennedy Replaces the “Laws of Nature” with His Own

    07/03/2015 3:29:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 3, 2015 | PAUL KENGOR
    Same-sex “marriage” advocates will heartily celebrate July 4 this year, thrilled with the possibilities in the New America they’re creating in their own image. They will be especially grateful to Anthony Kennedy and the four liberal justices who gave them gay “marriage” by assuming unto themselves what Thomas Jefferson two-and-a-half centuries ago called “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.” That sublime understanding in that Declaration has been superseded by a subversive understanding declared by the likes of Justice Kennedy.Kennedy’s swing vote making gay “marriage” a constitutional right recognized in all 50 states is one of the most...
  • THE FINAL BREAK BETWEEN GOD AND COUNTRY

    07/03/2015 11:45:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 7/3/15 | Thomas Kidd
    As dismaying as the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage was, there was something especially painful about seeing the White House lit up that evening with the rainbow colors of the gay pride flag. It almost seemed sacrilegious. But “sacrilegious” is not quite right, because Washington, D.C., has nothing to do with our eternal Jerusalem.Perhaps the best thing that can come out of the gay marriage decision is for the church to make a final break between our faith and our nation. Christian Consensus? For American Christians, the connection between God and country has been deep and understandable, even if it put us at...
  • Supreme Court May Have Saved Obamacare, but It Doomed Young Americans’ Health Care Options

    07/03/2015 10:16:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Justin Haskins
    Six Americans in black robes have, yet again, saved the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from a major crisis, but the most important part of this story for young people is their atrocious ruling will cause significant problems for the nationÂ’s youngest and healthiest citizens. In the wake of the Supreme CourtÂ’s decision in the highly anticipated case King v. Burwell, pictures of young Americans celebrating at rallies in Washington, DC flooded the Internet and newspapers across the country. Nothing could be more ironic. Since the ACA was first implemented in 2013, prices for all health care insurance consumers have skyrocketed,...
  • Top sheriff: America now ruled by 'oligarchy' - David Clarke issues 'wake-up call'....

    07/03/2015 10:33:07 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 40 replies
    WND ^ | July 2, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Sheriff David Clarke Jr. of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin One of America’s most popular sheriffs has issued a “wake-up call” for conservatives following the Supreme Court’s two landmark decisions on same-sex marriage and Obamacare. The way Sheriff David Clarke sees it, the wild horse has broken loose and is halfway out of the barn, threatening to trample the crops. If the court can redefine marriage and force people to buy health care from a private business, there is nothing it can’t do, said Clarke, the sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, and frequent Fox News contributor. “The thing that bothers me...
  • Random thoughts on July 3, 2015 (Vanity)

    07/03/2015 9:25:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    vanity | 7-3-15 | self
    Vanity: Random thoughts on July 3, 2015 What has happened to our society when a tiny minority of outspoken folks can mess with our language and redefine words at will? Furthermore, what will happen to the word of law? 1) First, there was the definition of "is”. Remember that? Depends upon what the meaning of is is. A convoluted excuse, if I ever heard one. 2) Even before that, there was the word “gay”, which (over a generation) morphed from a happy word with pleasant, cheerful connotations to one that means homosexual, with all the negatives associated. Gay used to...
  • Obergefell: A wholesale act of judicial nullification

    07/03/2015 8:10:45 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 17 replies
    WND ^ | July 2, 2015 | Alan Keyes
    ...Americans still loyal to the premises of right and justice must emphatically reject this decision. They must refuse to submit to it, just as in colonial times America’s first patriots refused to submit to British taxes imposed without regard for the will of legislatures elected by the people... The Obergefell decision is a more directly treasonous betrayal of constitutional law and justice than any of those previous acts of tyranny. As ratified by the American people, the U.S. Constitution derives its authority from their sovereign will. In the Declaration of Independence they cite the authority of “the laws of nature...
  • George Takei's Racist Rant: Clarence Thomas Is a 'Clown in Black Face'

    07/02/2015 8:49:06 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 100 replies
    George Takei unleashed a racist rant against Clarence Thomas, sneering that the Supreme Court justice is a "clown in blackface." The Star Trek actor on Monday fumed, "[Thomas] is a clown in blackface sitting on the Supreme Court. He gets me that angry. He doesn't belong there." Talking to a local Fox affiliate in Phoenix, Takei snarled that the second African American on the Supreme Court is unqualified: "This man does not belong on the Supreme Court. He is an embarrassment. He is a disgrace to America."
  • Supreme Court Refusal Protects Illegal Immigrants' "Right to Vote"

    07/02/2015 12:48:47 PM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    The New American ^ | July 1, 2015 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Yet another rejection of constitutional principles by the Supreme Court has been overlooked in the furor over the pro-Obamacare and same-sex marriage decisions. This time, it’s not what the justices said, but what they refused to say that is noteworthy. Reuters reports that the high court’s refusal to hear an appeal of the decision in the case of Kobach, et al. v. Election Assistance Commission, et al, had the effect of upholding the ruling handed down last November by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Attitudes on Same-sex Marriage by Religious Affiliation & Denominational Family (Survey of 40,000

    07/02/2015 4:01:06 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 60 replies
    Public Religion Research Institute ^ | 4/22/2015 | Robert P. Jones
    ... Findings from PRRI's American Values Atlas, which draws on 40,000 interviews among a random sample of Americans, provides the most in-depth portrait to date of attitudes on same-sex marriage by religious affiliation. ... All Americans [percentages]... Strongly Favor 25 Favor 29 Oppose 18 Strongly Oppose 20 White Evangelical Protestant [Baptist, Methodist, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Church of Christ]... Strongly Favor 10 Favor 18 Oppose 27 Strongly Oppose 39 White Mainline Protestant [Baptist, Methodist, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Church of Christ]... Strongly Favor 28 Favor 34 Oppose 16 Strongly Oppose 14 ...
  • Vanity: BURN a Rainbow?

    07/02/2015 11:02:01 AM PDT · by Cletus.D.Yokel · 30 replies
    SCOTUS Decision ^ | 02JUL2015 | Vanity (YEP, ANOTHER)
    Calling all Americans celebrating this Saturday [07/04/2015]: I am calling for those who support the concept of human liberty; the concept of the "American melting pot"; and those who see the Constitution as an enduring definition of real freedom established via The United States of America... PLEASE take a page from the Marxist/Alinsky-ites and BURN A RAINBOW FLAG this Saturday in protest of the SCOTUS decision. Invite the press if you like but, for me, I will find and burn a rainbow flag and try my best to upload the video and broadcast the same to my contacts (I avoid...
  • ‘Kids Respond to Gay Marriage.’ Really? Who Cares?

    07/02/2015 10:13:19 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Michael van der Galien
    [MUST WATCH VIDEO[ No matter how you feel about gay marriage, can’t we at least agree that little kids should not be used as props for cheap propaganda stunts? These Australian kids say that you should be able to “marry who you love.” First of all, who cares what kids think? These are very adult-oriented questions and children have neither the life experience nor the intellectual capacity to give a rational response. By saying you should be able to “marry who you love” are they saying that a father can marry his daughter or a brother his sister? Or how...
  • Tony Perkins speaks at FBC Dallas

    07/01/2015 8:05:30 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 8 replies
    FBC Dallas ^ | 06/28/15 | Tony Perkins
    Tony Perkins from the Family Research Council, spoke at FBC Dallas and addressed how Christians should respond to what's happening in this country. It's worth a listen
  • Do We the People Need an Article V Convention of the States in the Aftermath of <i>Obergefell</i>?

    07/01/2015 3:56:31 PM PDT · by betty boop · 184 replies
    self; | July 1, 2015 | Jean F. Drew
    Do We the People Need an Article V Convention of the States in the Aftermath of Obergefell? The short answer to the title question would seem to be: Very likely YES. And that for a number of reasons. First, Congress has been utterly derelict in executing its constitutional powers designed to constrain excesses emanating from the Supreme Court. There are three constitutional legislative “checks” on SCOTUS — or any other federal court. Other than the Article III Supreme Court, Congress is the creator of all the other federal courts — and all are firmly within its lawful legislative power in...
  • “Shouldn’t the Church be excommunicating these people?” (Catholic Caucus)

    07/01/2015 2:00:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    The Deacons Bench ^ | June 30, 2015 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    I’ve seen that question a lot lately, as people have wondered on social media why certain Catholic Supreme Court Justices—along with prominent Catholic politicians—haven’t yet been publicly excommunicated, either for their position on abortion or their stance on same-sex marriage.Good question. I have no idea. That’s above my pay grade. Public excommunication, at any rate, seems to be a relatively rare phenomenon.But I was curious about just whom the Church had excommunicated.This, of course, is why God made Wikipedia. The good people at Wikipedia have compiled a list of recent formal excommunications, which might be of interest:21st century  Members of...
  • Katie Couric interviews Ted Cruz

    06/29/2015 8:31:44 AM PDT · by VinL · 101 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/29/2015 | K. Couric
    Ted Cruz continued his verbal assault on last week’s historic Supreme Court decisions on Monday, saying the justices who ruled in favor of Obamacare and gay marriage “rewrote the Constitution.” “They joined a team, they put on bright-blue Obama jerseys and they rewrote the law,” the U.S. senator from Texas told Yahoo News’ Katie Couric during a live sit-down interview from Yahoo’s New York City studios. “Those decisions are a threat to our democracy.” Cruz slammed Chief Justice John Roberts, who wrote the majority opinion in the Obamacare case on behalf of what the 2016 Republican presidential hopeful called “five...
  • Montana polygamist family applies for marriage license

    07/01/2015 12:12:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    KRTV-TV ^ | July 1, 2015 | Simone DeAlba - MTN News
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)BILLINGS - Given the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states, a Lockwood family is now looking to solidify rights of its own. We first told you about the Colliers in January of 2015 when the polygamist family appeared on an episode of the TLC show, "Sister Wives."The polyamorous movement is a national push to allow marriage between multiple partners. Nathan Collier and his two wives, Vicki and Christine, said Tuesday that they are simply looking for equality. Nathan is legally married to Vicki, but also wants to legally wed Christine. On Tuesday,...
  • Confirmation Hearings...Kagan...“There Is No Federal Constitutional Right to Same-Sex Marriage”

    07/01/2015 10:50:23 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 34 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | June 30, 2015 | Dave Blount
    FULL TITLE: In Confirmation Hearings, Elena Kagan Stated “There Is No Federal Constitutional Right to Same-Sex Marriage”... Obama and Shrillary aren’t the only ones to “evolve” rather dramatically regarding the federal desecration of marriage on behalf of the radical homosexual agenda. Legal Insurrection recalls testimony by leftist Supreme Court Injustice Elena Kagan during her confirmation hearings. This is so straightforward, you had to know she didn’t mean it: Senator John Cornyn: Do you believe that there is a federal constitutional right to samesex marriage? Kagan: There is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage.
  • McConnell:Gay Marriage Is 'Law of the Land' for Congress, Too'says there's not much Congress can do'

    07/01/2015 10:09:32 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 131 replies
    newsmax ^ | 7/1/15 | c coren
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says there's not much Congress can do in the wake of the ruling by the Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage. In an interview Tuesday night on Kentucky television station WDRB, McConnell restated that he still holds to the traditional view of marriage. "I’ve always felt that marriage is between one man and one woman and the Supreme Court has held otherwise. That’s the law of the land," the Kentucky Republican said. When he was asked if there is anything Congress can do, he answered: "I don’t think so. I think the courts have pretty well...
  • Coming Full Circle

    07/01/2015 7:53:52 AM PDT · by Fay · 10 replies
    The Daily Rant ^ | July 1, 2015 | Roseann Salanitri
    Most baby boomers will remember the familiar adage: “those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.” Today many American classrooms have reduced teaching history to nothing more than the memorization of dates and characters, which are soon forgotten. In addition to this, revisionists have focused on our national sins and twisted or eliminated our glory. Both have done a huge disservice to our children and our country. As a consequence, our children have never learned that the Pilgrims seeking religious freedom risked their very lives to come to this land when it was uncivilized and inhospitable. Their plight was...
  • Obergefell v. Hodges and Tax Exemption for Churches

    07/01/2015 7:52:04 AM PDT · by rhema · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 30, 2015 | Lee Cary
    The Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage settled little. It merely launched a bigger struggle over the definition of marriage. Now, resistance to Obergefell v. Hodges will join Roe v. Wade in becoming another, long-tailed comet moving across the socio-political skies of America. A third, landmark Supreme Court initiative waits over the horizon. It will involve the 2nd Amendment. Perhaps not soon, but coming. Following Obergefell v. Hodges, much discussion now centers on the potential loss of tax-exempt status to churches that resist. Same-sex marriage zealots will look for opportunities to cement the Court’s decision by forcing churches, through the...
  • Yes, I Am One of the Pod People

    07/01/2015 7:44:53 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 5 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 7/1/15 | Steve Berman
    Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance: the five stages of grief.  As a Christian, I’ve gone through these over the last few years, and now I’ve arrived at acceptance. I denied that God could remove His hand from our blessed country, America; that divorce among Christians was just as prevalent as the non-religious.  I denied that our youth were ever more questioning Christian teaching and doctrine, and were leaving the faith of their parents in droves.  I denied that the country was becoming more and more deaf to our 24/7 obsession with preaching the Gospel.  I denied that the church was...
  • You Can’t Compromise with Culture Warriors

    07/01/2015 5:40:03 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/1/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    I loved reading the If You Give a Mouse a Cookie books to my daughter. The somewhat Aesopian theme is that if you give the mouse what it wants – a cookie – it will just want more: a glass of milk, a straw, etc. The story came to mind last week, a week that began with many vowing to inter the Confederate flag and that ended with the Supreme Court mandating that there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. As far as culture-war victories go, the flag news was big, but the marriage ruling was tantamount to VE...
  • Supremes: citizenship not necessary for voter registration

    07/01/2015 2:58:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 6-30-15 | Newsmachete
    In a commonsense decision, the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of a case that decided that people registering to vote in federal election don't have to prove their citizenship. That means that people registering to vote won't be bullied into proving citizenship, which now seems to be an irrelevant criterion for voting. “I am very pleased, obviously,” said Dolores Furtado, president of the Kansas chapter of the League of Women Voters. “It’s a good feeling because we’re truly trying to help” people get registered to vote. Furtado said the league’s main interest is in increasing participation in the...
  • Supreme Court's same-sex ruling roils conservative Tennessee House Republicans

    06/30/2015 11:03:46 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 10 replies
    Chattanooga TimesFreePress ^ | July 1, 2015 | Andy Sher
    NASHVILLE -- Nearly half of Tennessee's House Republican Caucus met "in a state of shock" Tuesday to discuss whether to hold a special legislative session in response to last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage. They discussed topics such as what, if anything, state lawmakers can or should do in areas like protecting clergy who refuse to perform same-sex ceremonies because it would violate their religious beliefs. At least 33 of the most conservative members of the 73-member GOP Caucus packed into a conference room in Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell's office for more than an hour. They...
  • Why the SCOTUS Ruling on Same Sex Marriage Almost Broke My Heart

    06/30/2015 5:35:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    catholic365.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Joe Klaas
    Hello everybody. The Supreme Court ruling in favor of same sex marriage occurred June 26, 2015. I do not agree with it. I have to say, the last few days, I have been kinda bummed out about it. I have thought and prayed much about it. Why is that? Oh, the bigoted, hateful guy didn't get his way? He hates gay people so much, he's sad that the Court didn't rule his way. Is that it? Easy. Let's all stop being armchair psychologists, alright. I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth, and in Jesus Christ,...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Fight Turns to Clerks Who Refuse Licenses

    06/30/2015 2:56:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 30, 2015 | By CLAIRE GALOFARO and ADAM BEAM
    MOREHEAD, Ky. - Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis shut her blinds at work Tuesday to block the view of rainbow-clad protesters outside. They carried flowers and flags and signs saying "you don't own marriage." They chanted "do your job." Moments later, she told a lesbian couple who walked in asking for a license to try another county. Davis is among a handful of public officials across the Bible Belt so repulsed by the thought of enabling a same-sex marriage that they are defying the U.S. Supreme Court and refusing to issue a license to anyone, gay or straight. "It's a...
  • Confident Obama not satisfied with his 'best week ever'

    06/30/2015 12:53:40 PM PDT · by PROCON · 12 replies
    thehill.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama said Tuesday he is not letting his foot off the gas pedal following a string of victories some are calling his "best week ever." Obama said he plans to harness momentum from wins at the Supreme Court and in Congress to complete the unfinished business left on his agenda. “The list is long,” Obama said during a press conference with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. “We are going to squeeze every last ounce of progress that we can make as long as I have the privilege of holding this office.” Although he acknowledged some items would be “left undone,”...
  • Gay weddings: who must perform them?

    06/30/2015 10:09:23 AM PDT · by xzins · 95 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | June 26, 2015 | David Roach
    Legal opinions vary widely on what the U.S. Supreme Court's mandate of nationwide same-sex marriage will mean for pastors and government officials authorized to perform weddings. Some legal experts say government officials charged with performing weddings could lose their jobs for refusing to marry gay couples. But others believe both ministers and government officials likely will have freedom not to perform same-sex marriages that violate their religious convictions. And some experts believe pastors who refuse to solemnize same-sex marriages could face government repercussions. The court's majority opinion, written by Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, states that "religions" and "those who adhere...
  • Justices take up dispute over union fees

    06/30/2015 9:41:50 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    Associtated Press ^ | June 30, 2015
    WASHINGTON (June 30, 2015) — The Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor officials say could threaten membership and further weaken union clout. The justices said Tuesday they will hear an appeal from a group of California teachers who say it violates their First Amendment rights to have to pay any fees if they disagree with a union's positions and don't want to join it.
  • So You Think That Rainbow Makes You Look Cool? (contains profanity)

    06/30/2015 8:50:57 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 97 replies
    christophercantwell.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | Christopher Cantwell
    I have an important public service announcement for everyone who changed their Facebook and other profile photos to a rainbow recently. Absent some massive desire for more color in your life, you probably did this to celebrate the United States Supreme Court magically creating a constitutional "right" to a marriage license for gay people. Didn't you? I suppose you think this makes you quite tolerant, and forward thinking, but it doesn't. I imagine you think you're advancing freedom, but you're not. You probably feel really good about yourself for helping gay people gain acceptance in society, but that's not even...
  • The Most Radical Decision Ever?

    06/30/2015 7:56:19 AM PDT · by xzins · 22 replies
    Our American Constitution ^ | June 29, 2015 | Rob Natelson
    A complete commentary on the same sex marriage case would take far more than a single short article. Accordingly, I offer only some discrete thoughts:* A big expansion of federal power. Many libertarians believe the courts should use the Fourteenth Amendment to protect rights unenumerated in the Constitution, and some urged the Court to declare that civil marriage was among those rights. They need to be careful what they ask for. What they have just “won” is a major expansion of federal power.The case removes limitations on Substantive Due Process, the principal way judges create “rights” unmentioned by the Constitution....
  • What your Church Needs to Know- and Do- About the Court's Marriage Ruling

    06/30/2015 7:15:06 AM PDT · by keats5 · 32 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 6/30/2015 | Erik Stanley
    By now, you have heard the Supreme Court issued its long-anticipated decision that imposed a 50-state same-sex marriage mandate. Pastors and churches have exhibited a great degree of uncertainty preceding this moment, wondering what the effect will be on their ministry. Now that the decision has been released, though, we can respond with greater clarity. Here are the immediate things you need to know.
  • Persecution More Likely With Court’s Marriage Decision

    06/30/2015 4:29:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 30, 2015 | STEPHEN M. KRASON
    The U.S. Supreme Court has just engaged in its latest unconstitutional exercise of raw judicial power and surely its most extravagant attempt to forcibly remake American culture since the 1973 Roe v. Wade/Doe v. Bolton abortion cases. The Obergefell v. Hodges decision on same-sex “marriage” was based on the notion of “substantive due process”—which essentially has meant rights that the Court, following the thinking of elite opinion-makers and organized interest groups, has read into the Constitution. While the first expression of substantive due process concerned a convoluted absolutist notion of property rights in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries,...
  • WHO KNEW? Homosexual Activists Aim to Destroy Marriage

    06/30/2015 2:00:27 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    Freep | 6/30/2015 | Sacra Pizza Man
     How Many of the "Traditional Marriage" Whiners Are Divorced and Use Contraception?  What if All the Lovely People Never Intended to Get Married in the 1st Place?  They've had sodomite pseudomarriage for decades in the Netherlands; most people don't bother with it. They're not stupid, what did they think this was really about?   You can be guaranteed one thing: If the Court were going against the wishes of the disinformational elite, they wouldn't be obeying these arbitrary diktats.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9M0xcs2Vw4 WHO KNEW? Homosexual Activists Aim to Destroy Marriage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7ZIx73fBAs"Peoples Selling Themselves into Slavery and Marching Back Out Again…" - G.K. Chesterton, The...
  • Supremes Block Voter ID; Decline to hear case

    06/29/2015 4:05:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6/29/15 | Brian Lilley
    The Supreme Court effectively blocked an attempt by Arizona and Kansas to require voter ID after the high court declined to hear an appeal. By rejecting a joint appeal by the states, the high court left in place a November 2014 ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. That appeals court decided that the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, a federal agency that oversees changes to state voter registration procedures, was not required to grant the states' request that proof of citizenship be added to registration requirements. The Election Assistance Commission was established in 2002 to support and enforce...
  • The Supreme Court forgets about Jonathan Gruber, completely botches the Obamacare case

    06/29/2015 4:12:30 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 5 replies
    Rare US ^ | 06/25f/2015 | CORIE W. STEPHENS,
    --SNIP-- Scalia’s point is central to understanding the backwardness of this ruling. Obamacare was written with the language Scalia described for a very specific reason. The goal was to coerce states into creating their own exchanges by tying access to federal subsidies to the creation of state-specific Obamacare “marketplaces.” Recall Jonathan Gruber, the MIT economist and architect of Obamacare, who became a household name when it was revealed that he mocked the “stupidity of the American voter” for believing Obamacare wouldn’t ban their insurance plans or increase costs. He also stated in January 2012: “I think what’s important to remember...
  • David Limbaugh: Thumbs Down for Justice Roberts

    06/29/2015 4:57:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 30, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Last week's Supreme Court rulings on Obamacare (Burwell) and same-sex marriage (Obergefell) were enormously dispiriting for reasons beyond the substantive issues of socialized medicine and same-sex marriage. I couldn't be more opposed to socialized medicine, which I believe is the endgame of Obamacare, and I am opposed to the societal sanctioning of same-sex marriage, but those are not my greatest concerns with these two rulings. In both cases, the court flouted the Constitution, the rule of law, the English language and the truth itself. People who appreciate the unique American system of government and those who value truth itself should...
  • U.S. Supreme Court lets Oracle press case that Google copied Java in rush to make Android

    06/29/2015 3:36:26 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 15 replies
    Mac Daily Newsws ^ | Jun 29, 2015 6:32 AM PDT
  • Local churches say no same-sex ceremonies (Hobby Lobby ruling should eliminate being forced on this

    06/29/2015 3:49:49 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 74 replies
    Corsicana Daily Sun ^ | 6/29/2015 (30 minutes ago) | Deanna Kirk
    While the Supreme Court of the United States ruled Friday that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states, several religious leaders in Corsicana said Monday they will not hold a same-sex wedding service in their churches. ... Pastors of several churches cited Biblical teachings for their stance. ...
  • What Anthony Kennedy and His Four Cronies Have Unleashed

    06/29/2015 12:46:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 29, 2015q | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There wouldn't be social issues if there weren't angst and misery and unhappiness. And make no mistake: That's what's driving all this, folks. You may think this is all political, but it's angst and misery. It's unhappiness. It's people seeking a mysterious... You can read it in Kennedy Supreme Court ruling. You know that Supreme Court decision that Kennedy wrote is basically all about self-esteem and dignity. That's why Scalia openly wrote, he would be embarrassed to sign his name to a majority opinion such as that written by Anthony Kennedy on the gay marriage business. Esteem and dignity...
  • [illegal alien] Voting-Rights Advocates Get Win at Supreme Court

    06/29/2015 2:28:26 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 65 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 6/29/2015 | Simone Pathé
    Monday’s big election law news came from the Supreme Court’s penultimate decision of the term upholding Arizona’s congressional districts. But before handing down its last three decisions, the court made voting-rights advocates happy by deciding not to review a different election case. “Arizona citizens can continue to participate in voter registration drives without worrying about not having proof of citizenship documents,” Shirley Sandelands, of the League of Women Voters of Arizona, said in a statement Monday. The case, Kobach, et al. v. Election Assistance Commission, et al., was about whether Arizona and Kansas could require voters to prove their citizenship...
  • Sowell: Supreme Court Disasters

    06/29/2015 1:17:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 30, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Many people are looking at the recent Supreme Court decisions about ObamaCare and same-sex marriage in terms of whether they think these are good or bad policies. That is certainly a legitimate concern, for both those who favor those policies and those who oppose them. But there is a deeper and more long-lasting impact of these decisions that raise the question whether we are still living in America, where "we the people" are supposed to decide what kind of society we want, not have our betters impose their notions on us. The Constitution of the United States says that the...
  • Supreme Court overturns landmark EPA air pollution rule

    06/29/2015 10:22:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 29, 2015 | Timothy Cama and Lydia Wheeler
    The Supreme Court overturned the Obama administration’s landmark air quality rule on Monday, ruling the Environmental Protection Agency did not properly consider the costs of the regulation. In a 5-4 ruling, the justices ruled that the EPA should have taken into account the costs to utilities and others in the power sector before even deciding whether to set limits for the toxic air pollutants it regulated in 2011. The case, Michigan v. EPA, centers on the EPA’s first limits on mercury, arsenic and acid gases emitted by coal-fired power plants, known as mercury and air toxics (MATS). Opponents, including the...
  • NBC Today host tries to CORNER Ted Cruz on his response to SCOTUS gay marriage ruling [VIDEO]

    06/29/2015 10:17:35 AM PDT · by Jane Long · 75 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | June 29, 2015 | The Right Scoop
    <p>NBC Today host - Savannah Guthrie - tries to throw gotchas at Sen Ted Cruz over his stance on the recent SCOTUS homo marriage ruling. Sen Cruz' handling of the host, and interview, are a glorious thing to see....</p>