Kelo Decision A Rousing Success
Nine years ago the US Supreme Court, in an opinion authored by noted Second Amendment authority John Paul Stevens, eviscerated the “takings” clause of the Fifth Amendment. That decision, Kelo v. City of New London, essentially eliminated property rights so long as someone more powerful than the current owner wanted the land. New London, a city in Connecticut, used its eminent domain authority to | Read More »
The Demon Behind the Benevolent Mask of the Welfare State II: Property Rights Edition
“While assessing the proposed additional levy on bank accounts in Cyprus, Putin said that such a decision, should it be made, would be unfair, unprofessional and dangerous,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists.
(HT: Yahoo News)
It’s rare that I find myself admiring Vladimir Putin as a human rights visionary. It was a glaring omission from the syllabus back when the KGB used to train agents for USSR. Be that as it may, even Communists and Fascists sometimes make valid points. It makes their evil all the more pernicious, but it doesn’t make Vladimir incorrect in his assessment of the Eurozone’s behavior towards Cyprus this past weekend.
Read More »
“We have top men working on it right now.”
I’ve seen arrogance before, but I’ve never seen such arrogance in the federal government as it is exhibited by the lawless Obama regime. Even after Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) rejected $2.4 billion for what would eventually be the expensive high-speed rail boondoggle subsidized by Florida’s taxpayers, the attempt by U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) to put the Democratic Party’s interest ahead of the state he | Read More »
Democrat Judge Masquerades Party’s Political Talking Points as Legal “Analysis”
Full Disclosure: I am not a lawyer nor a trained legal scholar. So another Clinton-appointed federal judge, Gladys Kessler of the D.C. District (part of the D.C. Circuit), ruled the Obamacare mandate is entirely Constitutional (via Gabe Malor). In a pig’s eye. While Kessler does grant standing to the plaintiffs (something other Democrat judges haven’t done in many of these Obamacare cases), her “analysis” regarding | Read More »
The “Planning” That Will Make Weeds From Our Health Care
One of the arguments that is made by those who support the statists’ version of health care “reform” is that the government needs to have more and more control of it as a benefit to the general welfare of the American people. Those like President Obama and those who worship him will say they have plans ready to go, plans that have been in development | Read More »