P&R points out that Oklahoma has a case against Obamacare which basically says “The bill said we wouldn’t be penalized if we didn’t have the state exchange.” But the IRS wants the money anyway. Arrgh. The modern IRS exist to determine how to separate people from their earnings. While it is right and proper to tax for purposes of maintaining the necessary defense (external enemies) and establishing law and order (internal enemies) the IRS doesn’t really care about that. Rather, it has become a part of the bureaucracy which exists to feed itself. How else does one explain the insane….
5-4 decision with Roberts making the majority. God help us all. P&R says it well. June 28, 2012 – The Day Freedom Died in America
President Obama made a remarkable statement the other day–which is why I and many others are remarking on it: “Ultimately, 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. “And I’d just remind conservative commentators that for years what we’ve heard is, the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint — that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law. Well, this is a….
In a move which provides hope to landowners from sea to shining sea, the US Supreme Court has ruled that the EPA cannot prevent people from filing suit to stop it (the EPA) from running roughshod over them: The Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously ruled for an Idaho couple who have been in a four-year battle with the Environmental Protection Agencyover the government’s claim that the land on which they plan to build a home contains sensitive wetlands. The decision allows Mike and Chantell Sackett to go to court to challenge the agency’s order. “There is no reason to think….
A man who holds a powerful position is accused of abusing a hotel maid. Now, the maid’s credibility shot, the prosecutor reconsiders the charges. A mother is found not guilty of the death of her daughter under suspicious circumstances. A judge is accused of attacking a fellow judge of the same court. The accusation is reciprocated. A recent parolee is suspected of causing the death of a woman whose car he stole. UPDATE: Man confesses to murder and says that he planned to kill people all the way to the White House–and then kill the President. Justice should not be….
Just when I was running out of hope and figured nothing would change, the former governor of Illinois was handed justice on a stainless platter. Perhaps the system is not entirely broken. Who can say?
Once again, Texas leads the rest of us up the path of freedom and light: Want to keep buying traditional incandescent light bulbs and avoid the federally mandated phase-out? Consider moving to Texas. Texans can keep buying traditional incandescent light bulbs, under a bill allowed to become law this week by Gov. Rick Perry. It was authored by State Rep. George Lavender of Texarkana. Lavender and supporters said the bill protects individual freedom against an unwarranted expansion of government authority. And it does. Or, in blunt terms, it protects individual freedom to choose the best bulb for the job. Althouse….
First, we had a state in deep financial trouble. Then, we had a governor and a majority of legislators who determined that public employee unions were contributing to the problem. Next, we had a crazy state supreme court election along with a state judge deciding to overrule the governor and legislators on the matter of the public unions and collective bargaining. And, most recently, we had the state supreme court tell the state judge that not only did she get the law wrong with her ruling, but she got it so wrong that the supreme court is not returning the….
This was supposed to be written up yesterday, but wasn’t. I believe the surprise (as in “I’m surprised to have this much snow in the middle of April”) storm messed up my schedule. Now that I have my excuse out of the way, let’s look at the recent election in Wisconsin. You remember how it went, right? It appeared that Kloppenberg (the not-as-conservative candidate) had won by 204 votes or so. Immediately, various luminaries–including the self-hating capitalist Michael Moore–told everyone that the election was over and that Prosser (the more-conservative-candidate) should concede, regardless of how close the vote was. After….
The data says that the not-so conservative person just won the supreme court election by 204 votes out of 1.47 million. That is a very narrow margin. Little doubt there will be a recount, examination of possible voter fraud, a massive influx of election lawyers, etc. Despite that, we have reason to hope: So Kloppenburg’s election is unfortunate, but I don’t see any reason to think it will have any effect on the Republicans’ labor legislation. It is also of doubtful symbolic value. I had expected her to win in a landslide, given the enormous resources that the Left poured….