Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) referred to a pocket-sized version of the U.S. Constitution that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh often referred to it during the judge’s confirmation hearing as “that book you carry.” That “book” contained a copy of the document that Harris and every member of Congress takes an
A constant attack on Judge Roy Moore, who is the Republican candidate for US Senator in Alabama, is that he violated his oath by not acquiescing to the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage. Like Martin Luther King, Moore was following a higher law and the rights afforded to the
Some liberal governors are threatening to disobey laws that may be passed restricting certain liberal policies like immigration, drugs, “climate change,” “travel bans to states over disagreements regarding same-sex rights, and abortion. Good for them on the principle. What if a federal court ruled that gun ownership is no longer
There’s more than one way to skin a cat, and it seems the state of Oklahoma may have found a way to keep the Federal Government out of its business. States were assured if the Supreme Court struck down DOMA — the Defense of Marriage Act, states could govern marriage
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said on Friday, February 20th, that he would “never do anything to disobey a federal court ruling” when asked about the legal fight over same-sex marriage in the Deep South state. “We are a nation under laws,” Bentley told POLITICO. “We may not always agree with
Russell Moore (no relation to Roy Moore), the head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s public policy arm, as reported in the Christian Examiner, “says Alabama judges who in good conscience cannot issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, should resign instead of fighting the law while in office.” What if judges
Chris Cuomo, a Democrat operative working for the once-news channel CNN, interviewed Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore on the same-sex marriage battle. Moore, as the chief law officer of the state, who took an oath to uphold Alabama’s constitution, intervened in a single judge’s decision that same-sex marriage is constitutional.
You don’t have to be a genius to know how the government and/or governments of the United States works/work. We are a nation of states. Each state has its own constitution and elected officials. It was the original thirteen states that created the national government and gave it very specific
I keep telling my non-Romney voter friends and non-voters in general that it’s not all about the presidency. We have a Congress that can put a stop to much (even all) that a president proposes. The President can propose and Congress and dispose, if there are enough disposers in Congress.
There’s not much about Egypt’s president Mohammed Morsi that I agree with, but something he said the other day caught my attention. His comments might prove helpful in getting Americans to understand how our system of government should work: “Morsi criticized U.S. dealings with the Arab world, saying it is
When my youngest son asked me if I had seen the trailer for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, I thought it was a joke. He assured me that it was real. Sure enough, when my wife and I went to see The Avengers today (in 3D no less), and there was
Sen. Barbara Boxer claimed that “Well-dressed” protesters at Town Hall meetings are out to “hurt our president.” House Majority leader Nancy Pelosi tried to argue that protesters are “carrying swastikas and symbols like that to a town meeting on healthcare.” A DNC attack ad called those who oppose the leftist
Rob Sherman is an atheist. Any time he sees a reference to religion, mostly the Christian religion, he springs into action. This time his action is directed against the city of Zion, Ill., for using a banned version of the city seal that displays the design Zion’s evangelical founder selected,
Jurisdictional separation deals with the legitimate and limited boundaries of authority. A person who owns a piece of property has jurisdiction over his own property, but he does not have jurisdiction over someone else’s property. A property owner can only “speak the law” (juris = law + diction = speak)
MSNBC’s David Shuster insists the “general welfare” clause in Article 1 of the Constitution “unambiguously authorizes” social welfare spending like “social security, Medicare, veterans’ care, etc.” Yeah, right. This is the same guy who claims “the Tenth Amendment is a bunch of baloney.” You can hear Shuster’s constitutional expertise here.