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Obama’s Poll Numbers Plummet to Below 30%

Hat/Tip to Gallup. Barack Obama is suffering from the Second Term Blues, and he has only himself to blame. Well, himself and Bush, I mean he blames Bush for everything. Well, Bush and Global Climate Warming Change. Well, Bush, Climate Change and the House Republicans. I’d better stop before this Op-Ed begins to resemble a Monty Python skit. Anyway, as Obama is embroiled in scandal after scandal, his numbers and popularity among us “bitter clingers” here in “fly over country” are in the basement. When you compare Obama’s numbers to that of Clinton and Bush at the same point in […]

Is Chief Justice John Roberts getting the band back together?

Is Chief Justice John Roberts returning to his Conservative roots? It would seem so. Two years after the court upheld President Barack Obama’s health-care law and a year after it bolstered gay rights, the five Republican-appointed justices are voting together again in the highest-profile cases. In recent weeks that group, led by Chief Justice John Roberts, has joined to loosen campaign-finance limits, back government-sponsored prayer and let states ban racial preferences. Now, as the court enters the final month-and-a-half of its term, those justices may unite in cases involving contraception, abortion protests and separation of powers. “When he’s got the […]

No Religious Freedoms for Businesses?

In a recent Op-Ed, Mr. Leonard Pitts, Jr. tried to make the case that violating someone’s 1st Amendment rights is the same as the idea that one’s personal liberty ends where the next person’s begins. Let me also use a quote to make my point.  “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it.” A direct quote correctly attributed to President Abraham Lincoln in a letter to Henry L. Pierce, April, 1859. In this letter, he was declining an invitation to speak at an event in Boston, honoring […]

#TrestinsFast Update: SCOTUS Orders Gay Marriage to Stop Until Appeals Complete, FAST IS OVER!

“God did this.” Trestin Meacham January 6, 2014 #TrestinsFast for traditional marriage, a fast in order to raise awareness regarding a federal judge over-ruling Utah’s Constitution, will end today.  The Supreme Court has placed gay marriages on hold until a federal appeals court rules.  The Washington Times has more… The Supreme Court on Monday put same-sex marriages on hold in Utah, pending a ruling from an federal appeals court regarding a judge’s decision to gut the state’s ban on such unions. The Washington Times reported last month that a federal judge in Utah struck down a voter-passed ban on gay […]

Supreme Court Orders Obama Admin to Respond to Christian Homeschooling Family’s Appeal

The Supreme Court has ordered the governemnt to respond to the appeal of a family of Christian homeschoolers that orignially was granted asylum, but the eric Ho;dre’s DOJ appealed. Here are some former posts on that subject. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules That Christian Home Schooling Family Should be Deported Obama Administration Attempting to Deport German Home School Christian Family Here is current situation… WASHINGTON – The United States Supreme Court has ordered Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice to respond to a petition to appeal from a Christian homeschooling family that is fighting deportation to […]

Supreme Court to Hear the Case of Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby is a privately owned company, and it owners try to run their business based on Christian principals.  However, ObamaCare will force them to fund the “morning after pill.”   They have sued on the basis that this violated their religious beliefs.  The case has now gotten to the level that the Supreme Court is their last resort, and the Court has agreed to hear the case.  Moe Lane has more… Not unexpected, but not before time, either. The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to review the lawsuit filed by Hobby Lobby against the federal government over the Obamacare mandate […]

Career Bureaucrats Are Far Worse Than Our Elected Politicians

On the 15th of May, I wrote a post titled The Bureaucratic Swamp That Is D.C. (District of Corruption). It that post, I quoted from an article in the Washington Post by George Will who, in turn, used this quote from Christopher DeMuth (a Fellow of the Hudson Institute) at George Mason University: Government power is increasingly concentrated in Washington, Washington power is increasingly concentrated in the executive branch, and executive-branch power is increasingly concentrated in agencies that are unconstrained by legislative control. Debt and regulation are, DeMuth discerns, “political kin”: Both are legitimate government functions, but both are now perverted to evade […]

Another Reason to NOT Vote for Obama: Gun Grabbers on the Supreme Court

In the next four years, one or two nominations will be made to the Supreme Court.  To emphasize the importance of this to gun owners, here are some comments by retired Justice John Paul Stevens… Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens says your right to self-defense in your own home should be limited to a cellphone “at your bedside.” Stevens, 92, served on the Supreme Court for 35 years before retiring in 2010. A liberal jurist, Stevens wrote the dissenting opinions on both the 2008 Heller ruling and the 2010 McDonald decision, both of which were 5-4 affirmations that […]

Who Says Wealth Redistribution Doesn’t Work? The Government, That’s Who

American progressives, those way left of center statist like Obama, are forever pushing the Marxisy meme of the need to redistribute the wealth from those that produce it to those that didn’t produce it. Their goal, of course, is to bring about a utopia of equality of results. Our Marxist president once said, long before he was president, that Supreme Court judges had not done enough to bring about wealth redistribution. This same Marxist president has said that at some point, the rich have earned enough and they need to give some of their wealth back. Back to whom? Whom, we later […]

The power still resides in the people…see the Founding Fathers

Last week the constitution and our individual liberties took a beating.  Rumors that Justice Roberts switched his position because of pressure from outside forces are beginning to surface.  If this is the case, and John Roberts caved because he feared how he and the court would be perceived by the left, then we are in deep trouble as a nation.  Supreme Court Justices must remain above opinions of both the left and right and examine the law strictly based on its constitutional merit.  They must do this without fear of reprisal.  This is why the founders established life time appointments […]

John Roberts: Missing the Mark or Right on Target?

When I first heard that Obamacare along with the individual mandate was found to be constitutional I was shocked.  When I learned that one of our own, Justice John Roberts crossed over to the dark side in a 5-4 ruling I was appalled.  The end of liberty was at hand.  The great experiment had finally unraveled and the republic our founders gave us we could not keep.  I couldn’t believe Justice Roberts ruled that the individual mandate was constitutional because he interpreted that the penalty imposed was actually a tax and within the constitutional authority of the congress to levy […]

President Obama Darkly Threatens Supreme Court; Does His Behavior Fit Definition of Bullying?

President Obama is a bully. Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior manifested by the use of force or coercion to affect others, and this is exactly what President Obama is attempting to do with his latest speech in which he darkly threatened the Supreme Court regarding their impending decision regarding Obamacare, saying I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress. His behavior, as I have demonstrated on this blog repeatedly, is bullying, especially because it is habitual in nature (done many […]

If I Could Be Dictator Instead Of Obama

I don’t think there is much doubt that President Barack Obama wants to be a dictator. He has behaved very dictatorially ever since he was sworn into office. He started by forcing through the Affordable Care Act the people didn’t want. He ignored orders from a federal judge on his moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, he intentionally makes appointments of his czars when the Senate is out of session and can not approve his selections as the constitution envisioned, he tells his DOJ not to enforce laws he doesn’t agree with and, he uses fiat powers of […]

Some Thoughts on Wisconsin Supreme Court Election

I’ve had some major distractions as of late, so I haven’t been hitting the news as much as I’d like.  However, I have to share some thoughts on the Wisconsin Supreme Court election.  For starters, let’s take a look at what The Other McCain is thinking. Joan Kloppenburg has declared victory in the Wisconsin Supreme Court election – apparently winning by a margin of 204 votes – and thus dies whatever hope there had been for the state’s economic and political future. Gov. Scott Walker and the newly-elected Republican majority in the legislature had begun the only possible reform that could have saved Wisconsin: […]

The Real Reason Obama Chose Elena Kagan: Revisited

Note: This is one of Jackie’s best articles.  Since Ms. Kagan is being questioned in committee, I thought it was a good idea to revisit it.  -Matt I believe the key to understanding Obama’s decision is looking at Ms. Kagan’s position as Associate White House Counsel and Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy under President Bill Clinton from 1995 – 1999.    Then take some time to read her article entitled “Presidential Administration” in the 2001 Harvard Review. In the article she addresses the President’s role in controlling the administration activities of the Executive Branch agencies such as the […]

Major Win for the Second Amendment: A Lesson From History

First off, I’m pleased…damn pleased, to be honest, that the SCOTUS ruled in favor of the Second Amendment.  This reaffirms that the Second is an individual right, spoiling the chief attack against it, and us.  Many blogs have covered this, and  what I gather is that most everyone on our side is happy with the win, but worried about the margin.  The thought that four members of the SCOTUS apparently goes against history, as well as the founders, is very alarming.  This is a reminder of how very important SCOTUS nominations are. Beyond that, I got curious, and decided to […]

NRA deal opens the way for DISCLOSE Act

Well it finally looks like the way is clear for the controversial DISCLOSE Act (H.R. 5175) to be brought to the House floor. On Monday, Democratic leaders cleared the bill’s way by cutting a deal with the NRA, exempting the massive gun-rights organization from the Act’s requirements. Democrats in moderate districts were wary of crossing the NRA by trying to limit its campaign ads. You can read more about the NRA deal here. Democratic leaders now believe they can ram the bill, H.R. 5175, through the House without any opposition to stop it. This bill is so loosely crafted that it’s an absolute […]

The Real Reason Obama Chose Elena Kagan

I believe the key to understanding Obama’s decision is looking at Ms. Kagan’s position as Associate White House Counsel and Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy under President Bill Clinton from 1995 – 1999.    Then take some time to read her article entitled “Presidential Administration” in the 2001 Harvard Review. In the article she addresses the President’s role in controlling the administration activities of the Executive Branch agencies such as the EPA.  She discusses this in light of the Reagan and Clinton Administrations, noting that Reagan exercised this control by creating the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) […]

Who is Elena Kagan? Some of Her Actual Words

As soon as I finished posting my article yesterday morning, I continued my search for writings on the Internet directly from Elena Kagan herself.  Here are the results of my search: Harvard Law Review  2001 Presidential Administration http://www.harvardlawreview.org/media/pdf/vol114_kagan.pdf The Daily Princetonian Several articles written in 1980 http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/section/elenakagan/ University of Chicago Law Review, 1995 Confirmation Messes, Old and New http://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Confirmation-Messes.pdf Catalog of Princeton University Senior Theses However to order a copy of it will cost $54.60 (.35 cents a page) + 6.00 postage. http://libweb5.princeton.edu/theses/index.htm She wrote the foreward for “Transformations in American Legal History:  Essays in Honor of Professor Morton J. […]

Judicial Activism and Alinsky Rule Number 8: Liberals Attack Alito for Exposing POTUS Lie

RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new. So, I think we’re all familiar with the fact that of the many falsehoods in the SOTU, one caused a bit more controversy than the others.  When the POTUS spoke of campaign finances, Justice Alito was visibly agitated and was seen mouthing, “That’s not true.”  Here’s the video. In an act of utter irony, they are decrying judicial activism.  Because, we all know that judges NEVER make […]