Saving Freedom This Thanksgiving
68 years ago, Americans around the nation settled into a peaceful Thanksgiving weekend and celebrated with their loved ones. A week later, the nation was viciously attacked by Japan – an attack that sparked our involvement in perhaps the greatest of all wars. This Thanksgiving holiday is different from that weekend. While we should likewise celebrate and give thanks for our innumerable blessings, this time, | Read More »
Media Matters Confuses the Constitution With the Healthcare Bill
While I hesitate to waste even a few seconds of my God-given time on this planet responding to Media Matters (you know, the “progressive” Media Matters… a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization dedicated to “comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media..”), with respect to this monstrocity of a bill, I SHALL “leave everything on the field” as they say. So, in response to | Read More »
Words Mean Things
The Senate healthcare bill has numerous flaws – but you needn’t know the details to know that it erodes freedom, restricts your ability to care for your family according to your wishes, costs trillions of dollars, increases taxes, increases premiums and is so massive that it is impossible to comprehend fully. In fact, the 2074 page behemoth in the Senate is an interesting study in | Read More »
The Sotomayor Hearing Begins – A Test for Republicans…
The Confirmation Hearing for Judge Sotomayor has begun in the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. We will hear a series of opening statements – and then, likely, a couple of days of questions for the aspiring Supreme Court Justice. This is a real test. But the test is not for Ms. Sotomayor. The test is for Republicans. In the 1990′s, President Clinton had two opportunities | Read More »
Backers of Sotomayor: “Let’s Get the Firefighter!”
In preparation for the upcoming Senate confirmation debate, supporters of Judge Sonia Sotomayor are stooping to a new low… According to McClatchy Newspapers, they are going after the Connecticut firefighter at the center of one of the nominee’s most controversial rulings – the one recently overturned by the United States Supreme Court in Ricci v. DeStefano. This is not unusual. It is the M-O of | Read More »
Question(s)of the Day for Soto – Will She Answer?
Below are the last four pre-hearing “daily” questions offered by Senator Cornyn. These, and all those offered to date, are critically important questions for someone seeking confirmation to the United States Supreme Court. She should answer them. Next week, we will find out if she will. July 10, 2009: What is Judge Sotomayor’s judicial philosophy? July 9, 2009: What is the proper role of judges | Read More »
NRA Expresses “Dismay” over Sotomayor Nomination
While a little late and lacking an official position against her, the National Rifle Association has expressed its “very strong concerns” with the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court. In a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy and Republican Ranking Member Jeff Sessions, the NRA used particularly harsh language for an organization often hesitant – to say the least | Read More »
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Question of the Day for Soto – Guess the Answer…
Senator Cornyn continues to put out a question of the day for Judge Sotomayor in anticipation of the hearing to begin next week. The following question was put out yesterday – my apologies for the late posting – but it is particularly important given recent judicial interference with punishments chosen by the people through the democratic process… for example, overturning the death penalty for child | Read More »
Questions for Soto – Will She Answer Them?
Senator Cornyn has been sending out a “Daily Question for Judge Sotomayor” for the last several weeks and will do so up to, and possibly through, her hearing that is scheduled to begin on July 13th. These questions are very good – and her answers to them would be enlightening… that is, IF she answers them fully and honestly. We shall see. To see the | Read More »
Specter to switch parties?
Very strong rumors are circulating around Capitol Hill that Arlen Specter will switch parties and caucus with Democrats. At least one other source is reporting it as well – Chris Cillizza over at the Washington Post… UPDATE: Drudge reporting speculation as well. UPDATE 2: It’s official – he has released a statement, the following is an excerpt: When I supported the stimulus package, I knew | Read More »