Posts tagged as: authority

Random Thoughts: Hobby Lobby Decision

Random Thoughts: Hobby Lobby Decision

Yay. A small majority of the Supreme Court still believes in the principle which was the entire point of founding this nation. “If women have to pay for their own abortifacients, we might as well just give up being a nation.” -the left right now “Hobby Lobby is against birth control.” -moron who doesn’t actually care enough about the issue to get the facts straight but likes yelling OUT: “Government stay out…

Random Thoughts: Star Wars, Sterling, and Racism

Random Thoughts: Star Wars, Sterling, and Racism

I don’t know how to make charts or animated GIFs. Now I know what it’s like to come to this country and only speak Spanish. I think the NY Daily News should just make it their thing to blame an AR-15 for every major news event. Let’s all stop racisming each other, you guys. Do libertarians ever stop and think that if it weren’t for the drug war, we’d have never gotten the show Breaking Bad? Libertarian philosophy doesn’t make any sense. Like, should anyone be able to own a nuclear weapon? And where would you buy …

Ineffable limits of executive power

Ineffable limits of executive power

(Scott Johnson) As we all know, President Obama has suspended the enforcement of various provisions of federal law for blatantly political purposes, Obamacare foremost among them. It doesn’t seem to be within the purview of the man (or woman) whose constitutional charge is to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed….” As Nancy Pelosi put it , we had to elect him president “so that you can find out what [was] in it,” it being executive power. That’s the bad news. The good news — maybe — is that a Republican president could go wild and suspend enforcement…

The Best Reason for Having the Second Amendment

The Best Reason for Having the Second Amendment

[ High Praise! to The Smallest Minority ] Being armed goes far beyond simple self-protection against thugs or even tyrants — it’s an unequivocal and unmatched lesson that you are politically and morally sovereign; that you, and not the state, are responsible for your life and your fate. This absolute personal sovereignty is the founding stone of the Republic. “A well-regulated militia” (where the militia is “the whole people”) isn’t just “necessary …

The Folly of Interstate Health Insurance Competition

The Folly of Interstate Health Insurance Competition

Consolidating regulatory power to Washington, D.C. is never the answer.

Jon Kyl and Mitch McConnell Are Whipping Colleagues to Oppose Gun Protections

Jon Kyl and Mitch McConnell Are Whipping Colleagues to Oppose Gun Protections

I just received an email that Senator Jon Kyl sent out the below email to colleagues urging them to oppose a Rand Paul amendment to the PATRIOT Act that would protect gun rights. The GOP in the Senate is encouraging colleagues to oppose this and, humorously, is doing nothing to take a stand on Paul Ryan’s budget other than encouraging moderates to oppose it. With friends like these . . . The email is below. Note that the NRA has decided to, yet again on a matter involving the second amendment, sit on the fence. “Senator Kyl wanted your boss to be aware of a possible firearms amendment that could be voted on today as part…

Virginia’s Big Dig? Union Protesters Disrupt Congressman’s Press Conference

Virginia’s Big Dig? Union Protesters Disrupt Congressman’s Press Conference

On Monday, members of the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) protested a press conference held by Rep. Frank Wolf [R-VA] due to his opposition to the building of an underground Metrorail station at Dulles Airport that he says will cost $300 million more than an above ground station. The press conference was scheduled to urge the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority to overturn their decision to build the underground station as well as to urge the Authority to reverse its decision to build using a discriminatory, union-only Project Labor Agreement* (PLA). Back in December, Wolf stated that he did not want the …

Republican Says Obama2011™ Signing Statement Not Constitutional; Obama2008™ Agrees

Republican Says Obama2011™ Signing Statement Not Constitutional; Obama2008™ Agrees

**Written by Doug Powers When I read that Obama was going to sign a bill that contained a provision to defund czars, I thought that seemed just a little too easy to be true (as it turns out, so did John Boehner ). That’s because it was too easy — and Rep. Steve Scalise said that Obama disregarding that part of the bill is unconstitutional : Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the chief sponsor of the effort to defund administration-appointed advisers known as “czars,” reacted angrily Saturday to a signing statement from Obama saying he plans to keep them. In a statement emailed to The Hill, Scalise accused Obama of acting like a “dictator.” …

Barack Obama Fully Embraces Death Panels

Barack Obama Fully Embraces Death Panels

While everyone else was focused on Barack Obama bashing Paul Ryan, I noticed that he took full ownership of death panels yesterday. Naturally, Obama did not call them death panels. He called them “an independent commission of doctors, nurses, medical experts and consumers.” But his description hits dead on with what his death panels will do. According to Barack Obama yesterday, the death panels “will look at all the evidence and recommend …

Meanwhile, Back in Wisconsin

Meanwhile, Back in Wisconsin

(Jonathan H. Adler) Justice David Prosser remains ahead of JoAnne Kloppenburg by over 6,700 votes in the high profile Wisconsin Supreme Court election, but there still may be a recount , either statewide or of Waukesha County. The fate of the controversial legislation restricting public sector collective bargaining remains unclear. On Thursday, the state’s Attorney General filed a petition for a supervisory writ with the Wisconsin Supreme Court seeking to vacate Dane County …

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