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  • Race Politics: LBJ's BIG SWITCH from INTIMIDATION to ENTITLEMENT to control minority voters

    08/02/2020 3:42:50 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 28, 2020 | Bill Federer
    In 1857, the Supreme Court, with 7 of the 9 Justices being Democrat, decided that Dred Scott was not a citizen, but property. Chief Justice Roger Taney was appointed by the first Democrat President, Andrew Jackson. Taney wrote in his Dred Scott decision that slaves were "so far inferior ... that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for their own benefit." Abraham Lincoln rejected this. He did not believe in "stare decisis" - that he had to honor the precedent of the Dred Scott decision, stating June 28, 1857: "We think the Dred Scott decision is...
  • Mayor Buttigieg and the Dred Scott Democrats

    05/22/2019 5:51:17 AM PDT · by Twotone · 14 replies
    American Spectator ^ | May 22, 2019 | Jeffrey Lord
    Mayor Pete Buttigieg is out of the closet — as leader of the Dred Scott Democrats. Recall the infamous 1857 Dred Scott decision, handed down by the then-Chief Justice of the Supreme Court — the staunch Democrat Roger Taney, bold print for emphasis supplied: We think […] that [black people] are not included, and were not intended to be included, under the word “citizens” in the Constitution, and can therefore claim none of the rights and privileges which that instrument provides for and secures to citizens of the United States. On the contrary, they were at that time [of the...
  • As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. - A. Lincoln Aug 1, 1858

    05/20/2019 4:18:41 PM PDT · by gasport · 24 replies
    Update - As I would not be an abortee, so I would not be an abortionist.
  • [Worth Re-visiting]Roe v. Wade Is the Twentieth Century Equivalent of Dred Scott Case

    05/17/2019 7:29:31 AM PDT · by topher · 26 replies
    CNS News ^ | OLDER ARTICLE: January 23, 2015 | Lynn Wardle
    January 22, 2015 marked the forty-second anniversary of the Supreme Courts decision in Roe v. Wade, in which the Court interpreted the Constitution as mandating that all states must allow abortion-on-demand (until fetal viability). In so ruling, the Court instantly gave America the most radical pro-abortion law in the world. The unwritten constitutional right to choose abortion as mandated by the Supreme Court is virtually absolute. States cannot directly or indirectly impede access to abortion. The right invented by the Roe Court is not, as it is often described, a right to have an abortion in the first trimester, but...
  • The President Behind the U.S. Supreme Courts Worst Decision

    10/20/2018 7:40:49 PM PDT · by iowamark · 138 replies
    Ozy.com ^ | 10/16/2018 | Sean Braswell
    As a work of presidential prose, James Buchanans inaugural address on March 4, 1857, is widely considered one of the most forgettable ever given by an American leader. As The New York Times put it dryly at the time: Little if any impression has been made by the inaugural. Still, it would not take long for Buchanans unimpressive inauguration to become one of the most significant in history. For one thing, it was the first to be photographed. It was also the first inaugural given after the creation of the Republican Party, the last before secession and ultimately the last...
  • Original Intent: Safeguard for the Supreme Court, Part I

    07/31/2018 8:29:55 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/31/18 | KrisAnne Hall
    In light of President Trumps nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the left hasnt changed its playbook. So, it is no surprise to hear claims that appointing an Original Intent Justice will bring back Jim Crow and chattel slavery. A reasonable look at history (which is not to be expected from the left) should give rise to the opposite conclusion. In fact, a SCOTUS Justice who follows original intent should be viewed as a safeguard against a racist court. The infamous case of Scott v. US (The Dred Scott Decision) was NOT an example of Original Intent but...
  • Why Roe v. Wade is a travesty of constitutional law

    07/07/2018 2:09:06 PM PDT · by TBP · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 7, 2018 | Rich Lowry
    Roe is judicially wrought social legislation pretending to the status of constitutional law. It is more adventurous than Miranda and Griswold, other watchwords of judicial activism from its era. It is as much a highhanded attempt to impose a settlement on a hotly contested political question as the abhorrent Dred Scott decision denying the rights of blacks. It is, in short, a travesty that a constitutionalist Supreme Court should excise from its body of work with all due haste. Roe has been commonly misunderstood since it was handed down in 1973, in part because its supporters have been so determined...
  • 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 monuments 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. Fredericks 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 Marylands 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 Lincolns presidency four years later. The case of Dred Scott v. Sandford was one of the most controversial decisions in the courts history. At the time, the Supreme Courts 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 issueopposition to slaverythe 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 Courts gay marriage decision like Abraham Lincoln treated the high courts 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 statesas 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, Lincolns 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...