A President is not a King and States Must Make Sure of It

ObamaKing Our nation’s first president, George Washington, under the newly formed Constitution in 1789, found himself in an uncomfortable position.  As the nation’s first Chief Executive and Commander-in-Chief he knew the delicate ground between strength and tyranny. Fearing any comparison to the monarchal government from which America had just been liberated, Washington took care to avoid any physical or symbolic references to European monarchs.  When the Senate proposed that he be called by the Read more [...] Continue reading →

Will Obamacare Be Repealed?

ObamacareAmbulance Obamacare's repeal is going to Barack Obama's desk, and notorious pen, to get vetoed. I have been pretty cynical about this repeal because Congress could have defunded it and forced Obama to make hard choices instead of merely having to veto this legislation. Instead, they funded everything Obama wanted. But Chuck Donovan claims at the Daily Signal, that despite Obama's veto power, the Affordable Care Act is doomed. This week, the House of Representatives will clear a bill to repeal the Affordable Read more [...] Continue reading →

More Big Brother: The Illegal Watch List of Gun Owners

09282012BigBrother Since I have just written about Big Brother and the Second Amendment, perhaps I should bring up another aspects that isn't new, but is illegal. It doesn't even have the fig leaf of an executive order covering its criminality. Late last year, the Washington Post reported, "Membership in a terrorist organization does not prohibit a person from possessing firearms or explosives under current federal law," the Government Accountability Office concluded in 2010. The law prohibits felons, fugitives, Read more [...] Continue reading →

Big Brother Just Got Bigger: Doctors Can Report You to the FBI

Obama-Big-Brother It would be one thing if this new removal of a basic privacy right had been debated and hammered out between different parties. Instead, it was imposed by a gun-prohibitionist President based on calculating what he could get away with. Basically, now if you have a mental health crisis you have to worry about a doctor reporting you to the Feds. According to The Hill, "Rules eased on providing mental health records for background checks." The Obama administration is seeking to make it easier for Read more [...] Continue reading →

Congress Will Do Nothing about Obama's Unconstitutional Gun Legislation

Jefferson Pocket Pistol We have had plenty of time to be ready for Barack Obama's executive orders. So what is Congress' plan? Virtually nothing. The gun issue comes up 19 seconds into the video. Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) says that Barack Obama's executive orders are unconstitutional. So what will Congress do? They will litigate. As the discussion explains well, Congress can't count on the courts and, even if the judges follow the Constitution, it will take a long time for the courts to finally Read more [...] Continue reading →

Bernie Sanders Says His 25 Years in Congress Show He's not a Career Politician

bernie sanders 3 On ABC's "This Week," host Martha Raddatz interviewed Bernie Sanders. The opening exchange was breathtaking. RADDATZ: Bernie Sanders is hard at work on the campaign trail this holiday weekend. And he joins me this morning from New Hampshire. Happy new year, Senator Sanders. We noticed that today is the 25th anniversary of your first day in Congress. Twenty five years, what do you say to critics who say the country needs a president from outside Washington and not a career politician? SANDERS: Well, Read more [...] Continue reading →

Next Gay Agenda: Make "Open Marriages" Normal

homosex propaganda obamacare When the Supreme Court was considering same-sex "marriage," anytime conservatives pointed out that the vast majority of homosexuals (especially male ones) had a vastly different expectation of the institution than heterosexual couples they would be mocked as bigots. No attention was paid to their claims. But now that same-sex "marriage" is a civil right (in the Supreme Court's imagination), homosexuals are admitting it is all true. In fact, they're virtually campaigning for it. Thus, a homosexual Read more [...] Continue reading →

No Institution Left Unregulated: Obama's War on Food Co-ops

minimum wage 2 I've never been part of a food co-op and that is probably because my politics are right of center. Somehow I have always thought of food co-ops as a product of the left. Perhaps I am wrong but that has been my impression. But I also realized they were unique among Left-leaning endeavors. Unlike minimum wage law or soda size restrictions, food co-ops are a private creation in the marketplace that are not driven by coercion. They are sustained by the voluntary cooperation of their members. So Read more [...] Continue reading →

Sorry, Obama. Only 2% Believe Guns Are our Most Important Problem. More Worry about Government and the Economy.

obama magic You may have noticed that Barack Obama and the media are spending a lot of time trying to convince the American people that the availability of guns is a major issue facing the nation. According to Gallup, both have completely failed in getting us to stampede in that direction. Only 2 percent of American think guns the most important issue. What are Americans' chief concerns? The top ones were the federal government itself (!), the economy, jobs, immigration, and healthcare. Here are the Read more [...] Continue reading →

Obamacare Fine Still Not High Enough; People Are Opting Out

burning money I posted about how the Obamacare fine is going up. But new media reports I have seen indicate the fine may not be going up enough. The New York Times reports, "Many See I.R.S. Penalties as More Affordable Than Insurance." Clint Murphy let the deadline for getting health insurance by the new year pass without a second thought. Mr. Murphy, an engineer in Sulphur Springs, Tex., estimates that under the Affordable Care Act, he will face a penalty of $1,800 for going uninsured in 2016. But in his view, Read more [...] Continue reading →

How Do People Know that Antonin Scalia is Wrong about God?

supreme court Here's the Associated Press headline: "Scalia says God is "very good" to US because US honors him, dismisses religious neutrality." There are a couple of different issues entangled in the headline. The story  brings up some others that just confuse the issue. It tells us that Antonin Scalia is "controversial," as if this implies something is wrong with his view. Worse, right at the end it tells readers of "comments he made during an affirmative action case, questioning whether some black students Read more [...] Continue reading →

Norway Government Kidnaps Siblings; Puts Them Up for Adoption in Separate Homes

xian fam Why do we call Norway part of "the free world"? From the Christian News: "Norway Officials Place Children Seized From Parents Over ‘Christian Indoctrination’ Up for Adoption." Officials in Norway have moved to place five children that were seized from their parents on charges that included “Christian radicalization and indoctrination” up for adoption, reports state. As previously reported, on Nov. 16 and 17, Norway’s child welfare services, the Barnevernet, seized Marius and Ruth Read more [...] Continue reading →