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  • Workers remove Ten Commandments monument from Oklahoma Capitol grounds

    10/06/2015 6:47:19 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 67 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 06, 2015 | FoxNews
    Workers began removing a Ten Commandments monument from the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol late Monday in accordance with a court order. The Daily Oklahoman reported that the six-foot high monument would be reinstalled outside the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, a conservative think tank. A contractor hired by the state began removing the monument shortly after 10:30 p.m. local time The works comes after the Oklahoma Supreme Court's decision in June that the display violates a state constitutional prohibition on the use of public property to support "any sect, church, denomination or system of religion."
  • The Death-Dealing Penumbra of John Boehner and Harry Blackmun

    10/04/2015 8:32:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/4/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    As the moon floated free of the earth, at 12:30 a.m., on Monday, September 28, a magnificent emanating penumbra encircled the reflected light that gives human life its subjective zen. The quiet reflection of this huge blood moon, however, showed no banner across its face declaring, “America, it’s OK to kill your innocent babies. Do you care about their blood?” The emanating penumbra that Justice Harry Blackmun saw back in 1973, a penumbra that he himself created out of whole cloth, was a false, cruel, baby killing penumbra. This week’s blood moon was clear, bright, beautiful, but stained with the...
  • Op-Ed: Five Supreme Court cases to watch that could make history

    10/04/2015 5:32:27 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    LATimes ^ | October 4, 2015
    Last year the Supreme Court decided several momentous cases involving some of America's most contentious topics, including same-sex marriage and Obamacare. The new term, which begins Monday, is also full of controversial cases that could help shape the emerging identity of the Roberts court and affect the direction of the country.
  • Leaked Audio: Clinton Says Supreme Court Is ‘Wrong’ on Second Amendment

    10/02/2015 6:30:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 1, 2015 | Alana Goodman and Stephen Gutowski
    Hillary Clinton slammed the Supreme Court as “wrong on the Second Amendment” and called for reinstating the assault weapons ban during a small private fundraiser in New York last week, according to audio of her remarks obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. While Clinton has previously supported an assault weapons ban, this is the first time since launching her campaign that she indicated that she would take on the Supreme Court over gun issues. Although Clinton did not identify which Supreme Court case she disagreed with, she appeared to be criticizing the landmark 2008 ruling in District of Columbia v....
  • Will the Supreme Court Decide That Democrats Have Too Much Power?

    10/01/2015 11:04:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 1, 2015 | Garrett Epps
    This term, the justices will hear at least three cases that could upend the partisan balance of power.Most appellate lawyers would advise against filing a Supreme Court brief beginning, “QUESTION PRESENTED: Does a key constituency of the Democratic Party have too much power?” That, however, is a key unstated question in at least three cases on the docket for the term that opens Monday. I doubt that, in 1787, anyone expected the Supreme Court to become central to the political process. Under the text, that was mostly left to the states, with a supervisory role for Congress. Nonetheless, 150 years...
  • The Natural Right of Private Property: The Proper Use of Eminent Domain

    09/27/2015 8:09:05 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/27/15 | Karen Lees & Bill Norton
    He slammed his fist on the table in frustration and anger as he told the story of losing his house and business to eminent domain. His wife was startled as the dishes bounced on the jostled table and tears welled up. They felt violated, robbed, abandoned and fearful. “How can this happen in America?” they ask themselves in a daze of disbelief. Last week’s Language of Liberty article was about eminent domain. A practice that is all too often abused by all levels of government. However, eminent domain does have a proper use under the Constitution. As an educational organization,...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice N. Patrick Crooks dies

    09/22/2015 4:22:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 9-21-15 | Bruce Vielmetti
    Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice N. Patrick Crooks died Monday at the court in Madison. Crooks, 77, had announced last week he would not seek re-election at the end of his term next year. He was in his 39th year as a Wisconsin jurist, with nearly 20 as a member of the state's high court. Crooks did not appear in person for oral arguments before the court on Friday, though he listened on Wisconsin Eye and participated in votes, Chief Justice Patience Roggensack said then. He did come to work on Monday for an administrative hearing, but excused himself before the...
  • Ted Cruz at Heritage Forum: Democratic Supreme Court justices rule ‘like a radical leftist nutcase’

    09/18/2015 5:32:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/18/2015 | By SHANE GOLDMACHER
    GREENVILLE, South Carolina – Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, who argued nine cases before the Supreme Court as solicitor general of Texas, declared on Friday almost every Democratic nominee to the high court has voted as a “radical leftist nutcase.” And he said that half of Republican-appointed justices are “screaming trainwreck disasters,” specifically naming Earl Warren, the former chief justice who authored the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision that outlawed segregation. “You know, Democrats are batting almost 1.000 when it comes to Supreme Court nominees,” Cruz told the crowd at the Heritage Action presidential forum in South Carolina. “Every...
  • Gallup: Americans’ Trust in Courts Sinks To Record Low After Controversial Rulings

    09/18/2015 11:54:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 18, 2015 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Based on numerous polls and countless surveys, we already knew Americans didn’t trust Congress or the Executive Branch—but now, it looks like they don’t trust the courts, either. A new Gallup poll released Friday shows only 53 percent of Americans say they have a “great deal” or “fair amount” of trust in the United States’ judicial system, a record low since Gallup first began measuring government trust in 1997. Conversely, about half (47%) of all Americans think the courts can’t be trusted. …
  • During second debate, did Jeb imply that Justice Roberts is being blackmailed?

    09/17/2015 5:25:53 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 24 replies
    9/17/2015 | vanity
    Did Bush go down the Justice Roberts is compromised path, before back tracking? I think he let the cat out of the bag.
  • Ask the Candidates What They Will Do About the Supreme Court

    09/16/2015 7:33:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/16/2015 | James W. Lucas
    With the Supreme Court’s imposition of gay marriage nationwide and county clerk Kim Davis’ defiance all recent news, it is likely that constitutional issues will come up at this Wednesday’s GOP presidential candidate’s debate. This will be an excellent opportunity to explore the candidate’s views on the role of the Supreme Court. However, it would be unfortunate if the questions focus on the particulars of Ms. Davis’ case, or even the Obergefell decision.  Those they can too easily slip by with bromides. What they will look for in Supreme Court nominees is another useless question. Since Richard Nixon, Republican presidents have been saying...
  • SCOTUS Justice Breyer likes to rely on the laws of other countries

    09/15/2015 3:11:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/15/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    This isn’t too disturbing. Nope. Not at all. Everything is just fine here, folks.Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has a new book out in which he shares some of his many philosophical observations about law and the court. In it, as the latest issue of Time reveals, he concludes that there’s clearly nothing wrong with American courts – including SCOTUS – considering the laws and judicial rulings of other nations. Stop laughing and pointing. I’m serious. Should the Supreme Court care that other countries have abolished the death penalty?That looming question animates Justice Stephen Breyer’s “The Court and the...
  • College Graduates Don’t Know Basic Facts About the Constitution

    09/15/2015 2:00:54 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 21 replies
    ACTA ^ | 8 Sep 2015 | Molly Mitchell
    *Nearly 10% of college graduates think Judge Judy is on the Supreme Court.*.... WASHINGTON, D.C., September 8, 2015 — The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) today released a survey that shows how little college graduates and the general public know about the Constitution. According to the study, nearly 10% of college graduates think Judith Sheindlin — commonly known as Judge Judy — is on the Supreme Court; one-third of college graduates can’t identify the Bill of Rights as a name given to a group of Constitutional amendments; and 32% believe that Representative John Boehner is the current president...
  • Kim Davis Taught Us How Bad Liberals Really Are

    09/11/2015 5:53:14 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/11/15 | Tim Dunkin
    In Kim Davis’ case, there are plenty of other clerks and plenty of other counties (and as Blankenship and Cruz have shown, plenty of other states) who would issue a marriage license to a couple of guys pretending to get married If there is one overarching observation that I could make from the discussions I’ve seen on the internet about Kim Davis’ recent imprisonment, it is that there are a powerful lot of uninformed, inarticulate, cognitively-challenged folks out there on the information superhighway. It seems like any place you go where there is an article about Kim Davis and her...
  • Federal Judge Hands Republicans ‘Historic,’ Unexpected Win Over Obama(Proceed to Block HealthCare)

    09/10/2015 3:00:01 PM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | September 9, 2015 | Jack Davis
    The White House has said it will appeal the decision. Constitution 1; Obama 0. That was the score Wednesday as a federal judge gave House Republicans the go-ahead to proceed with their lawsuit to block President Obama’s budget-busting healthcare law. “This suit remains a plain dispute over a constitutional command, of which the Judiciary has long been the ultimate interpreter,” wrote U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary M. Collyer, who said that House Republicans have legal standing to sue. The Constitution, Collyer wrote, “could not be more clear: ‘No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury but in consequence of Appropriations...
  • 10 Questions For "Rule-of-Law" Critics Of Kim Davis

    09/10/2015 1:17:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/10/2015 | Joe Rigney
    ThereÂ’s much talk of late about Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. She actually stopped issuing all marriage licenses, to avoid the charge of discrimination. SheÂ’s now out of jail, although itÂ’s possible sheÂ’ll be sent back. Among those who are sympathetic to her plight and the religious-liberty implications of the case, many (if not most) still think her decision to refuse to issue licenses was wrong. For example, Russell Moore and Andrew Walker carefully distinguish between private actors (like bakers and florists) and agents of the...
  • Rule of Law, or, Rule of Man: An Analysis of the Kim Davis Fiasco

    09/10/2015 11:21:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/10/15 | Gary Hunt
    The Supreme Court and States' Tenth Amendment Rights The Constitution created a Union. That Union was of the several States, and the Constitution was written to join those States into a confederation, with a federal government that dealt only within the powers and authorities defined in the document. The autonomy of states was assured within the Constitution, though doubts arose as to whether the federal government might attempt to secure more power than was intended and granted to it. The most significant clarification of that intent was laid out in the Preamble to the Bill of Rights. A preamble sets...
  • Why Judicial Supremacy Is Not Compatible with Constitutional Supremacy

    09/10/2015 8:24:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/10/2015 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    A pro-choice voter in New Hampshire had a question for John Kasich, the Republican governor of Ohio, who was making the rounds as a presidential candidate: Would he “respect” Roe v. Wade even though he is a pro-lifer? Kasich answered, “Obviously, it’s the law of the land now, and we live with the law of the land.” Whether he knew it or not, Kasich had wandered into a debate over the courts, one in which some of the other presidential candidates are also participants. Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, has denounced “judicial tyranny.” When five justices ruled that...
  • 'Common Misunderstanding’ of Constitution Has Led to ‘Serious Erosion’ of Freedom [Video]

    09/09/2015 5:48:19 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 43 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sept 8 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    Princeton University professor Robert George contended in a new video published online Tuesday that a “common misunderstanding” has led to a “serious erosion” of freedom in America. George, a professor of jurisprudence, asked at the outset of the video: “How does the Constitution of the United States seek to preserve liberty and prevent tyranny?” The professor said that most of his students would likely answer that the founders passed the Bill of Rights, leaving the Supreme Court with the power to enforce those rights. George contended that answer was wrong, saying, “That misunderstanding has led to a serious erosion of...
  • Supreme Court case based in Md. could have wide impact

    09/07/2015 11:46:17 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 33 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | September 6, 2015 | By John Fritze
    A little-noticed lawsuit brought by a Maryland man challenging the state's contorted congressional districts will be heard this fall by the Supreme Court — where it has the potential to open a new line of constitutional attack for opponents of gerrymandering. Stephen M. Shapiro, a former federal worker from Bethesda, argues that the political map drawn by state Democrats after the 2010 census violated the First Amendment rights of Republicans by placing them in districts in which they were in the minority, marginalizing them based solely on their political views. The issue before the Supreme Court is whether a lower...
  • Strike Down the Supreme Court's 'Buffer Zone'

    09/07/2015 7:02:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | September 7, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    What made Harold Hodge Jr. believe he was entitled to peacefully stand with a protest sign on the outdoor plaza of the US Supreme Court?A 1949 federal statute makes it illegal to assemble or demonstrate on the Supreme Court grounds, or to display there any "flag, banner, or device" expressing a public message. Hodge, a Maryland college student, violated that law four years ago by standing in front of the court building wearing a placard around his neck that read: "The U.S. Gov. Allows Police To Illegally Murder And Brutalize African Americans and Hispanic People." Hodge was ordered three times...
  • How To Restrain The Supreme Court [Ted Cruz Is Right When He Says The SCOTUS Needs To Be Challenged]

    09/06/2015 5:30:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/05/2015 | David Patten
    Judging from the first presidential debate, and possibly stoked by this week’s Kim Davis controversy, the Supreme Court could turn out to be a wedge issue in the Republican primary race. A few candidates, such as former New York Gov. George Pataki and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, felt comfortable citing “settled law” as a way to dodge challenging social issues. Others, most notably former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who also expressed support for Davis, have staked out positions less deferential to the court. With only 33 percent of Republicans viewing the Supreme Court favorably, the advantage seems to lie...
  • The Left Thinks Clerk Kim Davis Should be in Jail? Well, What About THIS Elected Official?

    09/05/2015 9:29:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Patriot Action Network ^ | September 5, 2015 | Eric Odom
    The left is going bananas over Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis and her refusal to issue marriage licenses to gays. They applaud the heavy hand of the government and rejoice that a judge has taken the extraordinary step of having her placed behind bars, guarded by U.S. Marshals. The double standard revealed her is astonishing. Now keep in mind that gay marriage is in no way every mentioned in the constitution. Nor is marriage generally. But the 2nd Amendment makes it abundantly clear that every American has a right to keep and bear arms. There is no question on this. None...
  • For an Example of Lawlessness, See the Supreme Court, Not Kim Davis

    09/05/2015 11:11:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/05/2015 | David French
    I always enjoy reading Charlie Cooke, even when he’s disagreeing with me. However, I must dissent from my friend and colleague’s disapproval of Kim Davis’s refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses. If the community — including public officials — meekly acquiesces to the Supreme Court’s lawlessness, then the result will be far more harmful to the rule of law and our constitutional republic than is Davis’s lonely stand. On a number of occasions, the Supreme Court has used the sword of its unaccountable power to rewrite the Constitution and fundamentally disrupt constitutional processes. Notable examples include, as I’ve pointed out...
  • Is an Opinion of the Supreme Court the ‘Law of the Land’? Let’s ask Thomas Jefferson. . .

    09/04/2015 7:56:32 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 68 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | 9/4/15 | Gary DeMar
    Did our founders, after drafting a Declaration of Independence, fighting a war with England, and then sitting down to pen a national governing document (the Constitution) put in that document the right of a majority of federal judges to make laws for the entire nation? Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk Kim Davis is testing the claim that five unelected Supreme Justices have the authority to overrule a state constitution that she took an oath to uphold and a federal Constitution that says nothing about same-sex marriage. Robert Gagnon, Associate Professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and author of The...
  • Justice Scalia explained why Kim Davis should issue marriage licenses or find a new job

    09/02/2015 1:50:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/02/2015 | By Jonathan H. Adler
    Kim Davis, the clerk of Rowan County, Ky., refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because she believes same-sex marriage is immoral. According to Davis, her religious convictions prevent her from issuing the license: “To issue a marriage license which conflicts with God’s definition of marriage, with my name affixed to the certificate, would violate my conscience.” In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear ordered all county clerks in the state to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but Davis refused. A federal district court ordered her to comply and...
  • Another Day, Another Bogus New York Times Attack on Clarence Thomas

    09/01/2015 10:33:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Reason ^ | 09/01/2015 | Damon Root
    Last week The New York Times published a story with the sensational headline "Clarence Thomas, a Supreme Court Justice of Few Words, Some Not His Own." Some not his own? Was the Times accusing Thomas of plagiarism? It sure seemed like it was. Here's how the piece began: Justice Clarence Thomas has not asked a question from the Supreme Court bench since 2006. His majority opinions tend to be brisk, efficient and dutiful. Now, studies using linguistic software have discovered another Thomas trait: Those opinions contain language from briefs submitted to the court at unusually high rates. The piece goes...
  • Why the Supreme Court is not Supreme

    08/31/2015 1:14:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | 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...
  • An Elective Despotism: the Tyranny We’ve Brought on Ourselves

    08/30/2015 8:57:16 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/30/15 | Rod & Sherri Dodsworth
    It is no secret that over recent decades, constitutionally defined powers reserved to Congress or the states have swirled into the Executive branch. As a result, no matter the name or the party, the next President will possess and put to use the autocratic power secured by Barack Obama. His will be a broad authority associated far more with the likes of brute strongmen like Hugo Chavez than with George Washington. But don’t put the entire blame on Obama, for he didn’t pull the keystone to the Framers’ division of powers and claim them all for his own. Blame early...
  • Catholics, Evangelicals, Jews Join Forces, Ask SCOTUS to Take Obamacare Contraceptive Mandate

    08/24/2015 2:05:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/24/2015 | Samuel Smith
    As the Little Sisters of the Poor are petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a federal court decision that forces the order of Catholic nuns to abide by the "Obamacare" contraception mandate, over 20 states, a group of Orthodox Jewish rabbis and a number of Evangelical and secular organizations are urging the high court to take up the case and protect religious liberty. "We are deeply grateful for the outpouring of support we have received from such a wide range of people and groups," Sister Loraine Marie Maguire, Mother Provincial for the Little Sisters of the Poor, said in...
  • We Will Not Bow [We don’t bow down to Caesar. We bow only to our King!]

    08/17/2015 2:27:43 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 76 replies
    Grace to You ^ | July 19, 2015 | By Pastor John MacArthur
    A lot is happening at a very rapid rate. And with all the discussion that’s been going on, I’ve been kind of eager to get to you, and maybe help to give you a perspective. And I know that there have been comments made from this pulpit—exceptionally helpful, clear, well-chosen comments on the issues that face our country today. But I need to just kind of add some of my own insights and perceptions, and then direct you to a particular portion of Scripture. This country talks a lot about terrorist attacks—and rightly so. Almost anybody in America can give...
  • Obamacare Could be Heading to the Supreme Court (Again)

    08/15/2015 10:26:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 13, 2015 | 4:52 PM EDT | Andrew Kloster
    This past week, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, over the vigorous dissent of four judges on that court, denied rehearing en banc (legalese for an entire court rather than just a panel of three judges) in the case of Sissel v. United States Department of Health and Human Services. Sissel is a case against Obamacare led by the Pacific Legal Foundation, arguing that Obamacare is invalid because it violated the Origination Clause. Now, the challengers have ninety days to file a writ of certiorari (an appeal) before the U.S. Supreme Court. …
  • To Keep the Republic

    08/12/2015 9:02:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/12/15 | Rod & Sherri Dodsworth
    “A republic madam, if you can keep it.” What did Ben Franklin mean by his famous retort at the close of the 1787 Federal Convention? Here’s a clue: Voting every two years is insufficient effort to keep a republic. Franklin and his convention peers knew that unlike tyrannies and absolute monarchies, republics required the people’s active participation. This wasn’t a new concept; our Framers were well aware of Roman and Greek republics, all of which amended and improved their unwritten constitutions as changing times warranted. It was from their love of liberty and dread of consolidated power the Roman Republic...
  • Donald Trump and Eminent Domain [Revisiting Trump's support of the Supreme Court's Kelo decision]

    08/09/2015 7:15:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 215 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/19/2011 | Robert VerBruggen
    In a free market, there’s a pretty simple process for dealing with the situation that arises when one person covets another’s belongings: The coveter makes an offer to purchase them. If the offer is rebuffed, the coveter can make a new proposal, but he cannot simply take what he wants. It’s an effective way of recognizing the impracticality of the Tenth Commandment while enforcing the Eighth. Donald Trump’s covetous nature is not in dispute, but what many may forget is that he’s no great respecter of the admonition not to steal, either: The man has a track record of using...
  • Why Patent Reform Requires Legislation

    08/07/2015 10:24:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | August 7, 2015 | Mytheos Holt
    Having exhausted their grab bag of scare tactics, untruths, and misleading arguments, patent reform opponents seem finally to have grasped that their stalling is failing. One way or another, patent reform is going to happen. The only question is when and how. However, as a last ditch effort to stop what many of their most unethical members see as the legislative equivalent of a going out of business sign, they have resorted to a rather weak final argument. “Yes, patent reform is needed,” they admit sheepishly, “but not necessarily from Congress. Leave it up to the Courts; after all, they’re...
  • ObamaCare Robbing the American People of Wealth, Health and Liberty

    08/06/2015 9:05:45 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/6/15 | Doug Book
    “What, then, is law? It is the collective organization of the individual right to lawful defense. Each of us has a natural right—from God—to defend his person, his liberty, and his property. … [I]t follows that a group of men have the right to organize and support a common force to protect these rights constantly…Thus, since an individual cannot lawfully use force against the person, liberty, or property of another individual, then the common force—for the same reason—cannot lawfully be used to destroy the person, liberty, or property of individuals or groups.” Frederic Bastiat 1801-1850 Coach is Right has written...
  • Poll: Truce sought between LGBT, religion, but gays lose in 'cultural war' 4-1

    08/05/2015 2:50:33 PM PDT · by wildwoodla · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/5/15 | Paul Bedard
    Americans reacting to the Supreme Court's approval of same sex marriage desire a truce between religious freedom and gay rights, but if pushed, overwhelmingly side with protecting the liberty of their faith by a margin of 4 to 1, according to a new national survey.
  • Who Would You Like To See As The Next Supreme Court Justice?

    08/05/2015 11:12:14 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 63 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 5, 2015 | George Leef
    Before long, there will be some vacancies on the Supreme Court. Americans who care about the relentless expansion of governmental power that’s turning us from a nation of free, self-reliant citizens into a gaggle of supplicants should start thinking about the kind of justice they’d like to see on the Court. More precisely, they should start thinking about the kind of judicial philosophy they’d like to see. The nation’s population of “progressives” (i.e., people who believe, contrary to all reason and evidence, that America needs still more government dictates) has had little if any occasion to lament the justices nominated...
  • Is the Supreme Court the ‘sick man’ of the Constitution? [So Says Senator Ted Cruz]

    07/31/2015 10:36:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Constitution Daily ^ | 07/30/2015 | Louis Gentilucci
    “A remedy is needed that will restore health to the sick man in our constitutional system,” said Senator Ted Cruz, shortly after the Supreme Court’s rulings on Obamacare and marriage equality in June. “With all due deference to separation of powers, last week the Supreme Court reversed a century of law that, I believe, will open the floodgates for special interests, including foreign corporations, to spend without limit in our elections,” President Barack Obama warned after Citizens United in 2010. “Many of our politicians have surrendered to the false god of judicial supremacy, which would allow black-robed and unelected judges...
  • A 'President Christie's' choice for Supreme Court would be Samuel Alito clone

    07/30/2015 11:56:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    NJ.COM ^ | 07/30/2015 | By Claude Brodesser-Akner
    What kind of U.S. Supreme Court would a President Christie strive to create? The most conservative one possible, based on an interview Gov. Chris Christie gave to conservative radio talk show host Michael Medved on Tuesday afternoon. Christie, a Republican candidate for the White House, ducked a caller's question about whether gay marriage was really a states rights issue, but answered immediately when asked who he'd appoint to the bench of the highest court in the land; Christie identified an associate justice widely thought to be the court's most conservative by legal scholars. "If you want to know the kind...
  • Michigan supreme court upholds right to work status for state workers

    07/30/2015 7:45:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    While taking place at the state level, this one could be very big for the Right to Work movement. The state supreme court in Michigan has dealt a double blow to the unions and the state government apparatus which is essentially owned by them. The Justices ruled yesterday that not only is Right to Work the law of the land for private industry, but it applies to public sector workers as well, and they can’t be forced to participate in unions against their wishes. (Detroit Free Press) The Michigan Supreme Court, in an opinion that has the effect of...
  • FLASHBACK: Is Ted Cruz the most dangerous man on the American right?

    07/29/2015 4:42:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    NBC News' All In with Chris Hayes ^ | August 20, 2013 | Chris Hayes
    Chris Hayes talks about Texas Senator Ted Cruz's meteoric rise on the American right with NBC News reporter Kasie Hunt and The Texas Tribune's Evan Smith.>>> good evening from new york. i'm chris hayes . tonight on "all in," it's ted cr cruz 's coming out party. i'll tell you why in a minute he's not just another whackadoo. live to dallas , texas , where ted cruz is about to speak in just a moment. see the big defund obama care banner which lets you know what the event is going to be like. also tonight the terrifying prospect...
  • Texas Supreme Court Tells Houston: Repeal Gay Rights Ordinance or Put It to Vote

    07/26/2015 6:04:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/26/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    There is now near certainty that Houston's controversial equal rights ordinance, known as HERO, will appear on the November ballot, as Texas Supreme Court has suspended it, ruling that City Council must repeal it by August 24 or put it to popular vote. "We will now get to vote on Mayor Parker's personal, liberal, LGBT agenda this November!" Jared Woodfill, former Harris County Republican Party chief and ones of the plaintiffs, wrote in a blog post. The gay rights ordinance, which, among other things, allows members of the opposite sex to use each other's restrooms, hit the headlines after a...
  • Why Are ‘Customers’ So Angry About This New Book on Marriage and Religious Freedom?

    07/25/2015 8:08:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 19, 2015 | Marguerite Bowling
    Is the debate about marriage over after the Supreme Court’s June decision to redefine marriage in all fifty states? That’s what some reviewers are insisting after a new book was released last week. The book, “Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom,” is a roadmap from Ryan Anderson, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, on how the conservative movement can move forward in promoting marriage and protecting religious freedom after the Supreme Court’s ruling. “I wrote this book for all Americans. For those who disagree with me, to at least understand the viewpoint of roughly...
  • We Will Not Bow

    07/25/2015 7:40:29 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 31 replies
    Grace To You ^ | July 19, 2015 | John MacArthur
    This country talks a lot about terrorist attacks—and rightly so. Almost anybody in America can give you some kind of a listing of the most destructive acts of terror that have happened in our country. But let me suggest to you this: The two greatest attacks of terror on America were perpetrated by the Supreme Court. Not by any Muslim, but by the Supreme Court of the United States. The first one was the legalizing of abortion. Subsequent to that, there have been millions of babies slaughtered in the wombs of their mothers. It’s incalculable to even comprehend that. The...
  • Is Polygamy the Next Form of "Marriage" to be Legalized?

    07/24/2015 3:49:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | July 23, 2015 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    In the wake of the Obergefell v. Hodges decision, many serious legal analysts are suggesting that the same “constitutional” justifications for legalizing homosexual "marriage" relied on by the Supreme Court in that controversial case could be used next to force states to sanction polygamous relationships, as well. An op-ed published July 21 in the New York Times makes the case for pulling polygamy into the sphere of legalized unions: With same-sex marriage on the books, we can now ask whether polyamorous relationships should be next. There is a very good argument that they should. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s majority opinion...
  • 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...
  • All Creation Must Reject the Supreme Court Decision, Part 1

    07/19/2015 8:05:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | July 19, 2015 | Michael Youssef
    Most of the arguments in support of the recent Supreme Court decision regarding same-sex marriage have been positioned in terms of “equality,” “justice,” “fairness,” and “non-discrimination.” And arguments opposed to the decision have often been framed by “not wanting to change what has been practiced for thousands of years.” But the most important argument has often been missing. That is, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision flies in the face of Creation itself, as well as the Creator. Let me explain. The creation bond between God and humankind is embedded in two ordinances: Sabbath Rest and Marriage. They stand as two...
  • The People’s Votes Matter – Except When They Don’t

    07/16/2015 7:06:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/16/2015 | Kerri Kupec
    To celebrate the recent birthday of the 14th Amendment, let’s play a little end-of-term Supreme Court bingo. Which justice would you pick as author of the following “state’s rights” position? “Through the structure of its government, and the character of those who exercise government authority, a State defines itself as a sovereign.” I’ll give you a hint: her name begins with Ruth and ends with Ginsburg. Yes, it’s true. The same “lawyers,” to use Chief Justice John Roberts’ word, that obliterated the civil rights of millions of Americans in the Obergefell v. Hodges marriage decision, championed, just three days later,...
  • The Supreme Court ruling only seems to bring more anger, division and lunacy

    07/15/2015 5:12:47 PM PDT · by hemogoblin · 15 replies
    Christian Action Network ^ | 7/15/15 | Alec Rooney
    The June 26 Supreme Court ruling is being hailed as a victory for inclusivity, tolerance and love. It is also being described as a long-sought destination — a place where the soldiers of “marriage equality” could rest and savor their hard-won gold star of normalcy. It is already proving to be neither of these things. The soldiers aren’t resting. They’re reaching for more. Not more equality and normality, mind you, but more destruction and desecration of cultural institutions they blame for their unhappiness. The U.S. military is an enormous cultural institution that has been under relentless attack recently, and now...