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March 10, 2013 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Campaign 2014, Campaign 2016, Christianity, Family values, Marriage equality, patriotism, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: abortion, Defense of Marriage Act, Gay rights, marriage equality, Roe v. Wade, women's rights | 2 comments
B. Allow those women who want to marry women, marry women.
C. Allow those folks who want to abort their babies, abort their babies.
D. In three generations, there will be no Democrats.
April 4, 2012 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, Barack Obama, Constitutional law, Due Process, Fourteenth Amendment, Judge Jerry Smith, judicial review, Marbury v Madison, Obama care, Prof. Thom Lambert, Roe v. Wade, University of Chicago Law School, US Supreme Court | 2 comments
The Irony: A Law Professor who was taught by Barack Obama then served as a Law Clerk for Judge Smith of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals:
Prof. Thom Lambert of the University of Missouri Law School has responded with alarm to President Barack Obama’s attack on the Supreme Court and the power of judicial review by recalling his own days as Obama’s student at the University of Chicago.
Lambert, who writes for the “Truth on the Market” blog, not only studied under Obama, but also clerked for the federal judge who issued an order yesterday demanding that the Department of Justice clarify whether the government believed courts had the power to overturn constitutional laws.
Thus, a Wall Street Journal editorial queried this about the President who “famously taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago”: “[D]id he somehow not teach the historic case of Marbury v. Madison?”
I actually know the answer to that question. It’s no (well, technically yes…he didn’t). President Obama taught “Con Law III” at Chicago. Judicial review, federalism, the separation of powers — the old “structural Constitution” stuff — is covered in “Con Law I” (or at least it was when I was a student). Con Law III covers the Fourteenth Amendment. (Oddly enough, Prof. Obama didn’t seem too concerned about “an unelected group of people” overturning a “duly constituted and passed law” when we were discussing all those famous Fourteenth Amendment cases – Roe v. Wade, Griswold v. Connecticut, Romer v. Evans, etc.) Of course, even a Con Law professor focusing on the Bill of Rights should know that the principle of judicial review has been alive and well since 1803, so I still feel like my educational credentials have been tarnished a bit by the President’s “unprecedented, extraordinary” remarks.
Lambert added: “Fortunately…[t]his morning, the judge for whom I clerked, Judge Jerry E. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, called the President’s bluff….I must say, I’m pretty dang proud of Judge Smith right now. And I’m really looking forward to reading that three-page, single-spaced letter.”
March 11, 2011 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, climate change, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: abortion, Consumer Protection, Environmental Protection Agency, light bulbs, pro-choice, Roe v. Wade, Sen. Rand Paul | 3 comments
If the federal government can support abortion rights, why can’t it also support light bulb choice, Sen. Rand Paul asked Thursday morning.
And don’t even get him started about his toilet.
“Frankly, my toilets don’t work in my house, and I blame you and people like you who want to tell me what I can install in my house,” Paul said. He added, “I find it insulting.”
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51053.html#ixzz1GJRsYhmJ
Can You Visualize the Uproar of a Pres. Palin Announcing that She Doesn’t Think Roe v. Wade is Constitutional and Won’t Defend It?
February 24, 2011 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Christianity, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, President Palin, Roe v. Wade, US Constitution, US Supreme Court | 2 comments
I can see the heads of the left exploding in unison.
I can hear the talking heads screaming from the rooftops.
There would be calls for impeachment!
Regardless of your stance on gay marriage, the “decree” from Pres. Obama regarding how his Administration will handle the defense of the Defense of Marriage Act in the future is a bold swipe at crossing the borders of the separations of powers. If he is not called out on it, it will create a precedence for future Presidents.
IMHO, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg is intent on remaining on the Court because, despite her liberal positions, even Obama is too liberal for her likings!
January 24, 2011 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Christianity, climate change, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, immigration reform, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: abortion, Barack Obama, Chief Justice John Roberts, Jared Loughner, Justice Samuel Alito, March for Life, Roe v. Wade | 4 comments
The weather this cold Monday was NEGATIVE 5 in Manchester NH, and the trains weren’t running into NYC because of the cold. Here are a few of the highlights of this Monday:
** The Appeals Court in Illinois has ruled that Rahm Emmanuel is NOT QUALIFIED to be on the ballot for Chicago Mayor due to residency issues…. Early voting starts next week for the February 22nd election.
** Even as Florida’s newly elected Gov. Rick Scott was in South Florida at the funeral service for two slain officers, gunned down serving a warrant, two more police officers, doing the same thing, were gunned down in St. Petersburg, FL.
** A gunman opened fire in a Detroit police precinct last night, injuring at least four officers.
** Pro-life groups braved the cold weather in Washington DC today to mark the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, having the March for Life on the National Mall.
** Jared Loughner, the accused Tucson tragedy gunman, appeared in court and pled not guilty to charges against him.
** Supreme Court Justice Sam Alito will definitely NOT be attending the State of the Union address tomorrow night. Justice Clarence Thomas has routinely refrained from attending the event, and there is rumor that Chief Justice John Roberts will not attend either.
April 13, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Family values, Health care reform, Politics, Uncategorized | Tags: abortion rights, fetus viability, Gov. Dave Heineman, Roe v. Wade | Leave a comment
Two landmark measures putting new restrictions on abortion became law in Nebraska on Tuesday, including one that critics say breaks with court precedent by changing the legal rationale for a ban on later-term abortions.
Republican Gov. Dave Heineman signed both bills, one barring abortions at and after 20 weeks of pregnancy and the other requiring women to be screened before having abortions for mental health and other problems. Both sides of the abortion debate say the laws are firsts of their kind in the U.S.
Fetus @ 20 weeks….
A national abortion rights group already appeared to be girding for a legal challenge, calling the ban after 20 weeks “flatly unconstitutional” because it is based on the assertion that fetuses feel pain, not on the ability of a fetus to survive outside the womb.
“It absolutely cannot survive a challenge without a change to three decades of court rulings,” said Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights. “Courts have been chipping away at abortion rights … this would be like taking a huge hacksaw to the rights.”
The law focusing on late-term abortions is designed to shut down one of the few doctors in the nation who performs them in Nebraska.
December 23, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: abortion, Barack Obama, federal funds', ObamaCare, Rep. Bart Stupak, Roe v. Wade, Sen. Ben Nelson | Leave a comment
WASHINGTON – The way abortions are covered under health care reform is a major obstacle to finalizing the legislation, even though the House and Senate both agree that no federal money should be used.
The stumbling block is whether insurance plans that get federal money are completely barred from covering abortions, or whether they can cover it as long as they require customers to write separate checks for the procedure using their own money.
Why does that matter?
Because the House and Senate solved the dispute in different ways, neither of which makes everyone happy, and now they have to find a further compromise.
“Something’s going to have to give,” said Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., author of the abortion language in the House.
At this point it’s not clear what that will be, although talks to resolve the issue have already begun and all involved in the intraparty dispute say they want to be able to support a final health care bill.
For full article: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091223/ap_on_bi_ge/us_health_care_abortion
July 15, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: abortion, Barack Obama, PRLDF, Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund, Roe v. Wade, slavery, Sonia Sotomayor | Leave a comment
FACT CHECK: Sotomayor tied abortion ban, slavery?
WASHINGTON – Abortion opponents saw their issue take center stage when Sen. Lindsey Graham questioned nominee Sonia Sotomayor about her 12-year tenure with the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund.
In particular, the South Carolina Republican asked Tuesday about legal briefs the group filed arguing for an expansion of abortion rights. In one of those cases, Graham said, the group claimed that denying a woman access to an abortion was a form of slavery. Sotomayor said she never read those briefs, an assertion that abortion opponents say is hard to believe.
A look at the facts of the case:
May 17, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: abortion, honorary degree, Notre Dame, Obama birth certificate, Pres. Barack Obama, pro-choice, pro-life, Roe v. Wade, University of Notre Dame | 6 comments
Text of President Barack Obama’s commencement address Sunday as the , Ind., as released before delivery by the White House. The Rev. John Jenkins is the . The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh is Jenkins’ predecessor.
Thank you, Father Jenkins, for that generous introduction. You are doing an outstanding job as president of this fine institution, and your continued and courageous commitment to honest, thoughtful dialogue is an inspiration to us all.
Good afternoon, Father Hesburgh, Notre Dame trustees, faculty, family, friends and the class of 2009. I am honored to be here today and grateful to all of you for allowing me to be part of your graduation.
I want to thank you for this honorary degree. I know it has not been without controversy. I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but these honorary degrees are apparently pretty hard to come by. So far I’m only 1 for 2 as president. Father Hesburgh is 150 for 150. I guess that’s better. Father Ted, after the ceremony, maybe you can give me some pointers on how to boost my average.
I also want to congratulate the class of 2009 for all your accomplishments. And since this is Notre Dame, I mean both in the classroom and in the competitive arena. We all know about this university’s proud and storied football team, but I also hear that Notre Dame holds the largest outdoor 5-on-5 basketball tournament in the world — Bookstore Basketball.
For the full text of Obama’s remarks: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_obama_notre_dame_text;_ylt=AkW41UZkymg2iTopo9Q8NCCs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTJmcTNmMXQwBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMDkwNTE3L3VzX29iYW1hX25vdHJlX2RhbWUEY3BvcwMxBHBvcwM1BHNlYwN5bl90b3Bfc3RvcnkEc2xrA3JlbGF0ZWQ-
May 5, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: abortion, Barack Obama, litmus test, Obama birth certificate, Pres. Barack Obama, Roe v. Wade, Supreme Court, Supreme Court Justices | 1 comment