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  • Professor Says Ivy League Stiffs Conservative Justices

    07/29/2015 7:54:07 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 9 replies
    National Law Journal ^ | 07.28.15 | Marcia Coyle
    Are the nation’s Ivy League schools giving short shrift to conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices when they confer honorary degrees? A survey by one professor suggests the answer is yes, and that the reason is ideology. Of the 14 honorary degrees bestowed by Ivy League institutions to living justices, 12 went to those on the high court’s left side, said ...legal scholar John McGinnis of Northwestern University School of Law. The two exceptions, from Brown and Yale, went to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, a moderate... Ginsburg, perhaps the court’s most liberal justice, is the record holder with honorary degrees from...
  • 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...
  • Donning senatorial hat, candidate Ted Cruz holds hearing on ‘lawless’ Supreme Court

    07/23/2015 9:53:19 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Thursday, July 23, 201 | Michael A. Lindenberger
    WASHINGTON–Presidential candidate Ted Cruz put his other hat on today, that of a working member of the 100-person club known as the U.S. Senate — and with subpoena power no less.Cruz convened a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee subcommittee on oversight, of which he is chairman. It began at 12:30 p.m. Dallas time and he called it: “With Prejudice: Supreme Court Activism and Possible Solutions.”The hearing, says his press office, “will explore how the Supreme Court abuses its power by rewriting laws that Congress has passed and by inventing rights that are not in the Constitution.”That offers a nice...
  • Little Sisters of the Poor Appeal to the Supreme Court (choose faith over fines)

    07/23/2015 11:22:55 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Becket Fund ^ | July 23, 2015 | Stephanie Keenan
    ASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, for the second time in two years, the Little Sisters of the Poor must ask the Supreme Court to protect them from the government. The order of Catholic nuns and other non-profits have been forced to ask the Court for relief due to the government’s refusal to exempt them from a regulation that makes them choose between their faith—which prohibits them from providing contraceptives—and continuing to pursue their religious mission of serving the elderly poor (see video).“The government has lost every single time they have made these arguments before the Supreme Court—including last year’s landmark...
  • Fighting Supreme Court Arrogance

    07/21/2015 3:40:08 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 21, 2015 | Bruce Walker
    Gallup published in late July a poll that showed that Republicans strongly disapprove of the Supreme Court, in stark contrast with Democrats. This ought to be a rallying cry for Republicans going into the 2016 election. No institution in American government has been as destructive and arrogant as the Supreme Court. Until we unwind the anti-constitutional arrogance of power this court has seized for itself, the problems of our political system cannot be solved. The problem of a Supreme Court that takes upon itself paramount power in our constitutional framework goes back to the early days of the republic. None...
  • Our Out-of-Control Court

    07/18/2015 1:25:06 PM PDT · by imardmd1 · 4 replies
    Lamb & Lion Ministries ^ | June 26, 2015 | David R. Reagan
    Our Out-of-Control Court Today our nation's Supreme Court decided that it is the Supreme Being. It spit on God's Word and endorsed the abominable, immoral concept that the definition of marriage can be expanded to include a union between two people of the same sex. The God of this universe is the One who created and defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman, and no one has the authority to change that definition (Matthew 19:4-5). Further, God's Word makes it crystal clear that homosexuality is an abomination in God's sight and its practice is sufficient to...
  • Supreme Court: Division By Zero Now Legal

    07/17/2015 1:29:19 PM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 56 replies
    17 July 2015 | me
    Coming several days after a series of other court rulings, the Supreme Court issued a ruling today enabling division by zero. Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy declares that all government and commercial actions outlawing division by zero, or declaring division by zero to be undefined or in error, are unconstitutional under both the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses. The White House and many LGBTZ groups hailed the decision.
  • Justice Kennedy compares gay marriage uproar to flag burning

    07/15/2015 7:25:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    AP ^ | 7/15/15
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Wednesday likened controversy over the court's decision to allow gay marriage to public reaction over the 1989 ruling that said burning an American flag was protected free speech. Kennedy, who was the deciding vote in both cases, described how the reaction decades ago was critical at first but changed over time. His remarks at the 9th Circuit Judicial Conference were his first public comments since he wrote the decision last month that put an end to same-sex marriage bans in 14 states. Kennedy drew the comparison in response to a moderator's question about...
  • Disappointment follows ruling against Little Sisters (of the Poor) in mandate case

    07/14/2015 2:41:10 PM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies
    cna ^ | July 14, 2015
    Little Sisters of the Poor. Courtesy of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. Denver, Colo., Jul 14, 2015 / 11:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Little Sisters of the Poor have reiterated their commitment to following their conscience as they care for the poor and dying, following a federal appeals court ruling that they must obey the federal contraception mandate. “As Little Sisters of the Poor, we simply cannot choose between our care for the elderly poor and our faith,” said Mother Provincial Sr. Loraine Marie Maguire. “And we should not have to make that choice, because it violates our nation’s...
  • Obama Won’t Take “No” for an Answer, Circumvents the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision

    07/11/2015 4:48:19 AM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Seasons of Grace ^ | July 10, 2015 | Kathy Schiffer
    The victory was brief. Last year’s Supreme Court victory for Hobby Lobby has little meaning today, because the Obama Administration has just circumvented the law to extend contraceptive benefits to all.And who’s paying for it? Why, you and I, of course, through our tax dollars! By Bryancalabro (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsThe case involving the Green family’s Hobby Lobby stores went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court; and last June, the Court ruled that some private companies can be exempted, on religious grounds, from an Affordable Care Act requirement that employer-sponsored health insurance policies must...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Liberal Justices Try to Speak With One Voice(but are not biased by doing it?)

    07/10/2015 5:18:55 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 20 replies
    newsmax ^ | 710/15 | c coren
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says that the liberal justices on the court try to speak with one voice when writing opinions as often as possible. "The stimulus actually began many many years before ... when the court announced its decision in Bush v. Gore," Ginsburg told NPR. The liberal justices were in the minority in the 5-4 decision, which resolved the issue surrounding the recount in Florida over the 2000 presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore, putting Bush in the White House. However, each of the four dissenting justices wrote their own opinions because they...
  • Obama Administration Defies Supreme Court, Issues Final Contraceptive Mandate Rule

    07/10/2015 6:57:22 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/10/2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Despite repeatedly losing its cases over the Obamacare contraceptive mandate at the U.S. Supreme Court, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday that it will continue to force religious organizations to distribute contraceptives – including the “week-after pill” – to their employees. As a news release at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty states, the Obama administration has been handed “multiple losses in contraceptive mandate cases at the Supreme Court,” including the Hobby Lobby decision, and cases involving the Little Sisters of the Poor and Wheaton College. Last week, the Supreme Court ordered the Obama administration not to...
  • Showdown: Clerk Refuses Gov.’s Order To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

    07/10/2015 9:31:52 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Jul 2015 | by Dr. Susan Berry
    The clerk of Casey County, Kentucky is refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses despite the order of Democrat Gov. Steve Beshear. During a private meeting, Beshear told county clerk Casey Davis Thursday that he should issue same-sex marriage licenses or resign, reports Kentucky.com. Davis said he is refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples because same-sex marriage is against his religious beliefs, and he is also refusing to resign his post. Prior to meeting with Beshear, Davis said he was willing to go to jail for his religious beliefs. “If that’s what it takes to express freedom of religion,...
  • Illegal Defiance on Same-Sex Marriage

    07/10/2015 6:35:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 10, 2015 | Editorial Board
    The Supreme Court could not have been clearer when it ruled late last month that states may not refuse to marry same-sex couples. But in several states where the resistance to marriage equality has been most entrenched, government officials whose job it is to license or perform marriages continue to misunderstand, stall or flatly defy the court. However they justify these tactics, their conduct is illegal and they must stop. These public employees seem to forget that taxpayers pay them to do their job. If doing that job violates his or her religious beliefs, the best solution is to find...
  • Ted Cruz battles Chris Matthews over Supreme Court

    07/09/2015 10:56:46 AM PDT · by Isara · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/9/15 | Nick Gass
    Ted Cruz sparred with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews over his proposal for judicial retention elections during an interview on “Hardball” Wednesday night, at one point debating the judicial propriety of allowing ballots to be recounted in Florida during the historically close 2000 presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. The Texas Republican senator and presidential candidate said he is “reluctant to call for elections,” adding that it “makes him sad” but that he has done so because “a majority of the justices are not honoring their judicial oaths.” “Is that the solution? Elections?” Matthews countered. “Look, if unelected judges...
  • Ted Cruz: ‘It makes me sad’ to call for Supreme Court retention elections

    07/09/2015 10:52:14 AM PDT · by Isara · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, July 9, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    ...“I am reluctant to call for retention elections — it makes me sad,” Mr. Cruz, a 2016 GOP presidential contender, said Wednesday evening on MSNBC’s “Hardball.” “But I have done it because I believe that a majority of the justices are not honoring their judicial oaths.” Host Chris Matthews responded by saying that the Supreme Court seized the presidency in 2000 in halting the recount in Florida and that Mr. Cruz, who wrote in his new book, “A Time for Truth,” about his role in the 2000 recount, did not complain. “Those are great talking points. How many times did...
  • ‘Those Are Great Talking Points’: Ted Cruz Hits Back at MSNBC Host’s SCOTUS Claim With Two Questions

    07/09/2015 10:39:32 AM PDT · by Isara · 35 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 8, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a Republican presidential candidate, sparred with MSNBC host Chris Matthews on Wednesday over whether the Supreme Court has become too “partisan” following the high court’s recent decisions on Obamacare and gay marriage.Though he’s done so in the past, Cruz said he’s reluctant to advocate for “judicial retention” elections every eight years. However, he also said he’s tired of seeing some of the justices “not honoring their judicial oaths.”Matthews later insinuated hypocrisy, accusing Cruz of “loving” it when the Supreme Court “seized the presidency in 2000” for former President George W. Bush during the infamous Florida recount...
  • 5 facts you MUST share with every Democrat you know (before it’s too late)

    07/09/2015 10:32:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Allen West ^ | July 8, 2015 | Allen West
    Sanders is drawing massive crowds, just like Obama, and there is another common thread between Sanders and Obama — their socialist philosophy of governance. Now, I have to give it to Senator Sanders, he is man enough to admit what he is: he has “come out” as a Democratic Socialist. Obama .. rhetoric and writings proved he was, but if you dared to utter the words that he was a socialist, you were immediately branded racist. Even after comments such as “I think it’s better for everyone if we spread the wealth around” and “if you have a business, you...
  • Civil Disobedience and Sedition

    07/08/2015 10:24:41 PM PDT · by WTFOVR · 4 replies
    Unfortunately, Nebraskans now have a spineless fedgov boot licking coward for a governor (Pete Ricketts - R) Compare this straight-to-the point language to the vague, effeminate Modernist BS we get today - both from the Vatican and from those in our various levels of government (Responses to each excerpted paragraph are bracketed by asterisks ***commentary***) Civil Disobedience and Sedition SPAIENTIAE CHRISTIANAE – On Christians as Citizens. Pope Leo XIII, January 1890 Encyclical From paragraph 2: ... if, in administering public affairs, it [government] is wont to put God aside, and show no solicitude for the upholding of moral law, it...
  • World's Largest Baptist University Drops 'Homosexual Acts' From Sexual Misconduct Code

    07/08/2015 8:11:28 AM PDT · by xzins · 96 replies
    Charisma News ^ | JON HERSKOVITZ
    The world's largest Baptist university, Baylor, has dropped language in its sexual misconduct policy that punished those who engaged in homosexual acts, a change the socially conservative school said better reflects its values as "a caring community." Baylor, in the central Texas city of Waco, had been one of a handful of religious U.S. colleges and universities that allowed for the dismissal of students, and sometimes staff, for homosexuality. Baylor has removed "homosexual acts" as a punishable offense in its sexual misconduct policy, an official said on Tuesday. The policy also mandated disciplinary action for sexual assault, incest, adultery and...
  • In Legalizing Same-Sex “Marriage” U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Natural Law and Provokes God’s Wrath

    07/08/2015 5:11:39 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 5 replies
    TFP Student Action ^ | 6/30/2015 | Staff
    The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property—TFP vehemently protests the “profoundly immoral and unjust”1 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 Eve2, 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...
  • A Response to the Same-Sex Marriage Ruling [Interview with RC Sproul]

    07/07/2015 4:01:55 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Renewing Your Mind/Ligonier ^ | 7/6/15 | RC Sproul
    "The civil government does not define your ethic as a Christian. That's critical that we understand that..."
  • The Unsoundness of Judicial Supremacy [MUST READ]

    07/07/2015 11:13:08 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 30 replies
    The Witherspoon Institute - Public Discourse ^ | July 8th, 2015 | Paul R. DeHart
    "Decisions of the Supreme Court that go beyond power delegated to the judicial branch or are contrary to the Constitution are null and void. To protect our constitutional republic, citizens, states, and the other branches of the federal government must resist any such decision." The Supreme Court looms large in American politics. In fact, many accept the claim—made by the Court and others—that the Supreme Court gets the final say as to what counts as law under our system of government. Judicial review is now bound together with the doctrine of judicial supremacy, crafted by Chief Justice Roger Taney in...
  • The Supreme Court’s death sentence on Christian culture

    07/07/2015 10:13:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Church of St. Michael ^ | July 5, 2015 | FR. GEORGE W. RUTLER
    The Supreme Court’s abuse of its authority in the decision redefining marriage as an institution based on feelings rather than fact and sanctioning deviancy as a civil right was expected, but the surprise was its sentimental substitution of nihilistic narcissism for jurisprudence, expressed in an amorphous substitute for English diction. This passed a death sentence on Christian culture, just as Roe v. Wade sanctioned the deaths of millions of infants. As Christ rose from the dead, so can our nation, but only the cynic and the naďf will deny that the next steps will be attacks on Christ himself in...
  • States Don’t Have to Comply: The Anti-Commandeering Doctrine

    07/05/2015 7:44:39 PM PDT · by BlackjackPershing · 93 replies
    The Tenth Amendment Center ^ | 7/5/2015 | Mark MaHarrey
    Most Americans believe that the federal government stands absolutely supreme. Nobody can question its dictates. Nobody can refuse its edicts. Nobody can resist its commands. This is simply not true. Laws passed in pursuance of the Constitution do stand as the supreme law of the land. But that doesn’t in any way imply the federal government lords over everything and everybody in America.
  • Words Used to Mean Things – Then Came Government

    07/07/2015 3:11:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Human Events ^ | 7-6-15 | Seton Motley
    We are a nation founded upon and (allegedly) governed by words. Beginning with – specifically, foundational-ly – the Constitution. Every syllable was by our Founding Fathers debated and carefully crafted. To ensure a limited, enumerated government, maximum freedom for We the People – and a document that clearly, concisely laid out these parameters. The Constitution is a “living, breathing document” - but with the amendment process as its only respiratory system. If you don’t like it – amend it. Otherwise, it is what it is – it says what it says. The Constitution established a system that also relies on...
  • Twelve Things to Remember if the SCOTUS Decision Upsets You

    07/05/2015 5:21:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Standing on my Head ^ | July 3, 2015 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    The Supreme Court decision allowing gay “marriage” in the United States has upset all right minded Christians, and rightly so.It is pretty clear that the Supreme Court has rubber stamped a widespread rejection of Christian morality by a large segment of the American people.Not only has the Supreme Court ratified same sex “marriage” but they have overturned majority opinions of the people, set themselves up as arbiters of human morality, trampled on states’ rights, ignored not only historic Christian teaching, but the understanding of marriage held by all people at all times and in all cultures down through history.We’re right...
  • 12 THINGS TO REMEMBER IF THE SUPREME COURT’S GAY-MARRIAGE DECISION UPSETS YOU

    07/06/2015 5:25:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Splendor of the Church ^ | 07/06/2015 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    The Supreme Court decision allowing gay “marriage” in the United States has upset all right minded Christians, and rightly so. It is pretty clear that the Supreme Court has rubber stamped a widespread rejection of Christian morality by a large segment of the American people. Not only has the Supreme Court ratified same sex “marriage” but they have overturned majority opinions of the people, set themselves up as arbiters of human morality, trampled on states’ rights, ignored not only historic Christian teaching, but the understanding of marriage held by all people at all times and in all cultures down through...
  • Don’t Equate Same-Sex Marriage Decision with National Concealed Carry Reciprocity (NRA)

    07/06/2015 8:28:50 AM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | July 5, 2015
    On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which concerned whether same-sex marriage is a right protected by the U.S. Constitution. Although the case did not address the right to bear arms, some pro-gun advocates began debating whether the Court’s reasoning and analysis had application to national concealed carry licensing reciprocity. This is a reasonable question. If states that formerly did not sanction same-sex marriage now have to recognize all marriages from states that do, shouldn’t that also mean restrictive “may issue” concealed carry jurisdictions have to recognize concealed carry...
  • Sen. Cruz: SCOTUS 'Stopped Being an Umpire...They Put on an Obama Jersey'

    07/06/2015 7:21:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 6, 2015 | Susan Jones
    By trying to resolve policy matters, the U.S. Supreme Court "stopped being an umpire," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday. Cruz said the justices have become team players: "They put on an Obama jersey, they got out the eraser, they erased terms in the (Obamacare) statute and rewrote it, joining the Obama administration. ... In a period of 24 hours, we had two decisions in the Supreme Court where a majority of the justices violated their judicial oaths," he told NBC's Chuck Todd. "In one, they ignored the text of federal law -- they rewrote...
  • 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 · 22 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 · 10 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 · 39 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 · 45 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 · 101 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 · 248 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...