Friday, June 29, 2012

Did Chief Justice Roberts just hand a Mickey Finn to Obama and the Democrats on the commerce clause?

Commentary, by Rick Did Chief Justice John Roberts hand the most important victory to the right?
It is what Roberts has been pursuing ever since he signed up with the Federalist Society. In 2005, Sen. Barack Obama spoke in opposition to Roberts' nomination, saying he did not trust his political philosophy on tough questions such as "whether the Commerce Clause empowers Congress to speak on those issues of broad national concern that may be only tangentially related to what is easily defined as interstate commerce." Today, Roberts did what Obama predicted he would do. Source: SLATE.
I believe Roberts’s decision will throw roadblocks in Obama’s efforts to fully implement the ‘Affordable Health Care Act.’ I also believe he knew exactly what he was doing. In the future, it will be much more difficult for congress to pass any legislation which tends to ‘force’ its citizenry to either ‘do’ or ‘not do’ anything they do not want to do, under the umbrella that it is ‘principally under the commerce clause.’ It will also make it possible for congress, especially the right, to repeal or weaken existing laws, activist judge’s decisions, and executive orders passed under the ‘commerce clause’ reasoning. I expect the conservatives to now actively seek these laws and to repeal or gut them. In addition, now until election day, the Republicans have more taxes to blame Obama for, as Roberts has declared that the ‘penalty’ for not buying health care, has now turned into another ‘tax,’ i.e., the Midas touch in reverse for Obama’s re-election. Think about it. Robert’s decisions make a lot of sense.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Critical Second Amendment Ruling: Federal Court Defends Man’s Right to Keep and Bear Arms

A Court Decision in the right direction:
Saturday, June 23, 2012 The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled today that it is unconstitutional for Chicago to treat people with non-violent misdemeanor convictions the same as convicted felons. The NRA-supported case, Gowder v. Chicago, involves plaintiff Shawn Gowder, who was convicted as a first-time offender for mere possession of a firearm in violation of Illinois law in 1995. His misdemeanor record did not block him from getting a state Firearm Owner’s Identification card, so he could still legally possess a gun in Illinois. Nonetheless, when Mr. Gowder, who lives in a high crime area of Chicago, began the process to legally acquire a handgun to keep in his home for self-defense (a process required following the McDonald decision), the Chicago police denied his application. Mr. Gowder sued the city, maintaining that Chicago’s law banning non-violent misdemeanants from possessing guns in their homes for self-defense is unconstitutionally vague, and that it violates the Second Amendment. Read entire article in NRA-ILA.
It would seem some of the courts are seeing the handwriting on the wall: that Americans overwhelmingly support the Second Amendment.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Pope’s Message the Media Ignored

By George Rasley | 6/4/12

Today’s liberal establishment is totally mystified by the growing mountain of evidence that the values-free society they have struggled so mightily to create is an abject failure.

Pope Benedict XVIThe notion that, “Family life is no longer about playing the social role of father or husband or wife, it’s more about individual satisfaction and self-development,” as sociologist Andrew Cherlin said to The New York Times -- is accepted wisdom among urban liberal elites.

Naturally, their response to arguments to the contrary is to ignore evidence or arguments that contradict that worldview.

So it should come as no surprise that when Pope Benedict XVI argued against acceptance of this secular gospel in the Homily he delivered before a million worshipers during Mass at the 7th World Meeting of Families at Bresso Park in Milan, Italy it was quietly, but firmly ignored by the major media outlets. More from Conservative HQ.
Just like the leftist media has ignored anything else they do not like, as they did yesterday's election to replace Wisconsin's governor, Scott Walker's defeat of the union expensive attempt to cast him from his office.
However, the Pope’s message that, “the family, based on marriage between man and woman… is the first and irreplaceable school of social virtues” gives way too much authority to traditional social values to be given a place in the establishment media’s carefully controlled public square. Op Cit.