Category: Government & Politics

Reining In Judicial Supremacists
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Reining In Judicial Supremacists

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Judicial activism occurs when judges depart from their constitutional role of interpreting law and make law from the bench. It’s a pernicious practice that undermines the democratic process, and it has been with us for a long time. American judicial history is filled with instances where judges usurped authority that did not belong to them […]

One Nation Under SCOTUS: Some Hildebrandian Parallels
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One Nation Under SCOTUS: Some Hildebrandian Parallels

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In response to the US Supreme Court’s (SCOTUS) decree on same sex marriage, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, head of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops issued this statement: …It is profoundly immoral and unjust for the government to declare that two people of the same sex can constitute a marriage…. Mandating marriage redefinition across the country […]

Historic Prayer for the United States
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Historic Prayer for the United States

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For the welfare of the Republic.

Independence Hall, Philadelphia
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John Adams and American Independence

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Adams’s approach to political leadership is refreshing.

SCOTUS
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SCOTUS

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With bluster, ink, and bray. Lawyers five, get their way. Out with God; in with sex drive. Salute Sodom; so they connive. Let them preach right prim of legality, That man’s law must be obeyed. But ‘tis base to bow, when reality Has the highest law betrayed. T’would be wrong to supersede, Against authority properly […]

The American Address
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The American Address

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The 1857 Supreme Court Dred Scott decision said that Dred Scott, his wife, and their unborn child were not human beings, but were property to be bought and sold. Led by proslavery Chief Justice Roger Taney, the Court created a new national constitutional right to own slaves. Taney, a Democrat and a Roman Catholic, was […]

United We Stand
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United We Stand

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Survey after survey shows that Americans are more disillusioned with politics than ever before. They don’t trust that their representatives truly have their interests or the welfare of the nation at heart, but instead their own ambitions. How long has it been since anyone could say with confidence that the person representing them in Congress […]

Obamacare Subsidies and Justice Anthony Kennedy
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Obamacare Subsidies and Justice Anthony Kennedy

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There are two things wrong with Kennedy’s speculations.

Poem: "Prostitution Politics"
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Poem: “Prostitution Politics”

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Prostitution Politics I live in a brothel, But I am not a whore. Personally opposed to impurity, I’m chaste to the core. I help with the auctions, But no slaves are mine. Opposed to such servitude, I try to be kind. Working at Auschwitz, Folks arrive every day. Personally opposed to holocaust, What else can […]

Hollywood’s Blacklist and Agents of Stalin—and Hitler
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Hollywood’s Blacklist and Agents of Stalin—and Hitler

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These comrades took literal marching orders from Stalin’s Kremlin.

A Catholic Perspective on Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law
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A Catholic Perspective on Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law

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This past week Indiana adopted a state-level version of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). This law imposes a higher standard of review when the state or a local government passes laws that interfere with the free exercise of religion. However, the law has unfairly been characterized as legislation that would authorize, or even […]

D.C. Snow's Silver Lining
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D.C. Snow’s Silver Lining

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I admit it: I love the snow and the cold. I love to be outside, gazing up at the stars on cold, crisp evenings. I love how the snow blankets my hillsides. And most of all, I love how snow disrupts daily life — particularly in Washington, D.C. I lived in Washington for nearly eight […]

When Faith Falls Out of Fashion
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When Faith Falls Out of Fashion

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In those days, all the princes of Judah, the priests, and the people added infidelity to infidelity, practicing all the abominations of the nations and polluting the Lord’s temple, which he consecrated in Jerusalem (2 Chr 36:14). This is what happens when faith falls out of fashion. The Israelites learned that the hard way. Is […]

Food Intervention, Government Style
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Food Intervention, Government Style

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“All right, tubby, if you aren’t going to stop sitting in front of the TV, eating fatty and sugary treats, maybe the government should force you to change your ways.” “Force me to change my ways? But I know what foods do and don’t make me tubby. I choose to live this way.” “Yeah, and […]

WI governor Scott Walker, August 23, 2014
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Attacks on Scott Walker Remind of Reagan

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Two recent episodes have parallels in Reagan’s life.

God or Government?
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God or Government?

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By now, most people have heard something about Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s order defying a federal ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in Alabama. It didn’t take long for the Left’s culture warriors to issue sanctimonious condemnations of the judge’s order: “This is a pathetic, last-ditch attempt at judicial fiat by an Alabama Supreme Court justice—a man who […]

Detail from Fourth Page of Lincoln's Manuscript
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Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address

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The One Hundred Fiftieth Anniversary

The FCC versus Internet Freedom
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The FCC versus Internet Freedom

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It’s time to move beyond giving indignant speeches.

Obama: Faith-Based Groups Must Refer Refugee Children for Abortions
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Obama: Faith-Based Groups Must Refer Refugee Children for Abortions

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The Obama administration is getting ready to issue new rules requiring charities to provide abortions to child refugees entering the US without their parents. Faith-based groups say this is a contravention of the rights of parents and a violation of the conscience rights of faith-based groups helping resettle the children. The public has until Monday […]

Awaiting Our Next George Washington
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Awaiting Our Next George Washington

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“Boy, here’s something we could use more of today: unity among the American people. Americans are so divided.” “Maybe so, but we’ve been divided worse before.” “We were?” “Watch the History Channel series ‘Sons of Liberty.’ It dramatizes the heated arguments that took place among Colonial leaders, who had a lot to lose by declaring […]

Marines, Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, February 23, 1945
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Remembering Iwo Jima

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“It Was a Real Killing Field”

School Choice and the Constitution
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School Choice and the Constitution

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One common concern with regard to school choice legislation is that it will violate the U.S. Constitution by enabling children to attend religiously affiliated schools. While this concern is understandable, the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected arguments that school choice legislation amounts to an unlawful entanglement between church and state. Specifically, the U.S. Supreme Court […]

Politicians Have Nothing to Fear from Faith
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Politicians Have Nothing to Fear from Faith

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The 2016 Presidential race may not have officially begun, but that hasn’t stopped potential frontrunners from beginning their campaigns in earnest. And with the unofficial start of the campaigning comes the official start of journalistic muckraking. Much ado has been made about Scott Walker’s “punting” on the issue of evolution while on an economic development […]

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