Obergefell and Guns
For supporters of traditional marriage and, more broadly, social conservatives, the Obergefell decision has obviously been a huge disappointment. Using the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process clause, the Supreme Court invented a fundamental right to marriage, in particular, same-sex marriage. It is by no means an adequate consolation prize, but the interpretation of the amendment by the court might open the way to further gun rights | Read More »
Autocrats on the March
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the rise of modern autocrats, how they are different from their 20th century predecessors and if freedom can halt their advance.
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Aren’t We Yet Tired of the Feds Being Totally Wrong – Or Lying to Us?
Gassy assertions by government officials are, of course, a given. Very few groups of people are more wrong, more consistently – yet with more confidence – than the people who lord over us. There are only two possible explanations. They are either really, really ill informed and naive. Or they know they’re wrong – and they are each respectively lying both of their faces off. | Read More »
What Actually Comes Next
Less than forty-eight hours after King Anthony sovereignly provided new theology for our secular, civil religion, the left is now publicly calling for the abolition of tax-exempt status for religious non-profits and churches. It will come. It has to come. If gay marriage is a fundamental right under the equal protection clause, it is going to trump a lot of the first amendment. As Chief | Read More »
Oh Brave New World
Texas’s Attorney General Ken Paxton has released a letter with guidance that I suspect we will see around the country. The question is whether county clerks, county employees, justices of the peace, etc. must be compelled to issue a license for a gay marriage. The answer, as it should be, is no dependent on facts. If there are others in the office who can do | Read More »
CNN mistakes dildo flag for ISIS flag
Via New York Magazine: Lucy Pawle, a CNN International editor who was passing the parade on her way home, was shocked to see one of the revelers, “this man, quite distinctive from the rest of the crowd,” waving “a very bad mimicry” of the black and white ISIS flag. She pointed out that while it was “clearly not Arabic,” and indeed looked like it could | Read More »
They Went To Their Pulpits With a Mission Today
I expected that most evangelical pastors across America today would ignore Friday’s ruling on marriage. I’m delighted to say I appear to be wrong. Based on a ton of feedback from across the nation and conversations with a lot of evangelical leaders, it appears pastors went to their pulpits with a mission today. Across the nation, they made sure congregants knew that churches were more | Read More »
The Washington Free Beacon inadvertently narcs out school pepper smuggling rings.
That’s… not a euphemism. The kids are smuggling pepper and salt into the schools, and selling it.
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Greece: the remarkably important looming financial crisis you’re not hearing about.
Greece is a mess, it may be about to become a hot mess, and I don’t expect the administration to much more than dribble a little about it.
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Obergefell and the roadmap to drive Christianity from the public square
The Supreme Court decision Friday making homosexual marriage not only legal but giving it a status superior to heterosexual marriage* was ominous (never mind that the lead defendant’s name sounded like a rank in the Wehrmacht). In his majority opinion, one which cavalierly overthrew well over 6,000 years of human history in the service of Kennedy’s vigorously, if vicariously, twitching nether regions, Kennedy laid out a | Read More »
The New Plan to Defeat ISIS
I suppose it had to happen. Legalizing and making mandatory the celebration of homosexual marriage has been touted as the cure for everything from a sagging economy to boils on the ass. Many on our own side are happy because now we can get on with the real issues. I’m still not sure what those issues are or why it was necessary to destroy Western | Read More »
Dear @GOP, Please Do Not Sanction a Univision Debate [UPDATED]
UPDATE: The RNC has assured me that Univision will not have a debate. Univision wants to have a forum of the Republican candidates. For the reasons below, I would ask that the Republican National Committee refuse to sanction that forum under the candidate debate rules. First, Univision missed the boat. They never submitted a proposal to host a debate like all the other networks. That’s | Read More »
From the Mailbag: #LoveWins edition
So I got a great email today from the tolerant, loving, progressive left: From: thad rueter <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: You and what army? Date: June 26, 2015 at 1:31:49 PM EDT To: [Me] I got a giggle out of your call for civil disobedience because you and the other cavemen get the vapors about gay citizens having civil rights. Bring it Can’t you just feel the | Read More »
Obergefell Reaches the Right Result via the Wrong Process
For understandable reasons, most of my fellow front pagers at RedState are opposed to same sex marriage in principle, and are thus dismayed by today’s Supreme Court opinion in Obergefell. For reasons I have set forth before here, I’m in favor of same sex marriage in principle, but I am equally or more dismayed by what the Supreme Court has done today. Many, many shortsighted people who | Read More »