The Secret Trade Deal for Europe

The European Commission is taking steps to make sure their secret trade deal stays secret. It is a complete mockery of freedom and self-rule for laws to be made in secret and then imposed on an ignorant populace who is never allowed to know about them until after they are ratified. Yet that is precisely what we got in the United States with the Trade Promotion Authority, which was passed by Republicans and Democrats combined against the American people. As one of our writers said, in bitter sarcasm: Yes Read more […]

Georgia Uses Copyright to Keep State Law Code Inaccessible

Copyright should not prevent taxpayers from learning the laws and the meaning of those laws. Law is supposed to be public. It informs members of society what actions will be punished and what actions will not be punished. People should be able to know what the laws are. Of course, with all the laws being spat out by the state and federal governments every day, that is probably not possible unless you have a photographic memory. But one could at least have the laws freely available through the Read more […]

Mass Killer Is Enrolled in College: The Compassion of the Wicked is Cruel

Mass killer Anders Breivik gets to start a degree in political science courtesy of the government. Just to refresh everyone’s memory, Anders Breivik slaughters a bunch of people to make some kind of political statement. Now he’s getting his college degree. Newser.com reports, “Mass Killer Breivik Is Going to College.” Convicted mass killer Anders Behring Breivik is going to college. The 36-year-old right-wing extremist, serving 21 years in prison for killing 77 people in politically Read more […]

Another Domino Falls after Obergefell: Church Liability Insurance

Getting the Supreme Court to dogmatize on same sex “marriage” may succeed in ending church liability insurance. Even without a First Amendment legal revolution in place yet, the mere threat of lawsuits might already be stripping the church of normal legal protections. David French writes at the National Review, “For Churches That Won’t Perform Same-Sex Weddings, Insurance Begins to Look Iffy.” Churches, like virtually every functioning corporation, protect against liability risks and Read more […]

The ACLU Finally Finds a Chief Executive Who Should Obey the Law

Perhaps the ACLU might try to show us some commitment to principle? Or is that not possible? The ACLU is mad at the Oklahoma governor. According to Tulsa World, “Gov. Mary Fallin, monument unmoved by Supreme Court’s Ten Commandments ruling.” Gov. Mary Fallin on Tuesday said the Ten Commandments monument will stay at the Capitol despite a court ruling that said it violated the state Constitution and must be removed. Fallin said Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has asked the Oklahoma Read more […]

JPMorgan and Citigroup Give Themselves a Monopoly

JPMorgan and Citigroup are acting on the principle that they are too big to jail and the government is going along with it. Example #53 that the Rule of Law is dead and buried in America. From Zero Hedge: So to summarize: as we reported first (and we would be delighted if other so called financial experts dedicated as much effort to digging through the primary data as they have to desperately try to disprove our article), JPM [i.e. JPMorgan] has indeed cornered the OTC commodity market, with Read more […]

Daily Beast: Disobeying Supreme Court Ruling is Treason

It’s stunning how fast things can change in the La-La Land that passes for liberal logic. Within a day of the Supreme Court’s ruling creating a constitutional right to homosexual “marriage,” the same sort of people who see burning the U.S. flag as free speech were suddenly gung-ho for America and accusing dissenters from the court’s majority opinion of committing treason. Jay Michaelson at the Daily Beast is of the opinion that part of a Supreme Court justice’s job is to quell controversy. Dipping Read more […]

What are the Long-Term Consequences of Same-Sex “Marriage”?

Once the euphoria dies down we will have to face the consequences of the Supreme Court’s Decision. The task of the Statesman is to assess the long-term effects and impacts of each decision that comes before him; where will the rails of this train-of-logic, if carried to the final stop, leave those who come after us? A policy that brings a measure of relief or success for one year or five, but leads to grave pain and suffering in twenty or thirty should be avoided at all costs. True Statecraft—as Read more […]

Justice Antonin Scalia Speaks Truth to Power on Obamacare Tyranny

Justice Antonin Scalia dissented powerfully from the atrocious Obamacare ruling. As you know, yesterday we reached the exciting climax of Supreme Court Theater: The Sequel. It should surprise none of us that it ended in the same place at which the first drama ended. Part of my anger is that I allowed media hysteria to tempt me into hoping that the Supreme Court would do the right thing. Another part of my anger is the knowledge that many Republicans in Congress are thrilled with this ruling. The Read more […]

For Once Conservative Justices Do the Right Thing… for Raisins?

Why couldn’t the conservative justices (including Roberts) show this kind of judgment when it came to Obamacare? I am sorry if I seem ungrateful. I am truly happy about the Supreme Court decision to stop the Federal government from plundering raisin famers. The decision is everything I was hoping for. As Damon Root reports at the Hit & Run Blog at Reason.com, “In Major Victory for Property Rights, SCOTUS Strikes Down USDA Seizure of California Raisins.” In a decision issued today Read more […]

IRS “Finds” 6400 Lois Lerner Emails but Won’t Let Congress See Them

They say they need to review the Lois Lerner emails to make sure there are no duplicates. They are just helping us out. Really? I would say that the shamelessness is unbelievable, but it is all too believable. The IRS has no reason to fear Congress. They come up with pathetic, transparently false excuses to refuse to allow Congress to find any evidence of wrongdoing. And they know that no one is going to do anything to make them comply. Fox Business reports, “IRS Finds 6,400 Lois Lerner Emails Read more […]

SF Chronicle Cheerleads for California Tyranny

California tyranny is evident in 930 new laws going into effect, but the media praises the state for all of them. Even if some laws could possibly be good and needed, you know that no one needs a gush of close to a thousand new laws in one year. No society should need that many laws in a decade, let alone in a year. [See also, “California Gun Confiscation Program to be ‘National Model.’”] But the San Francisco Chronicle is eager to praise the California legislature for passing that Read more […]