So Now Obama ‘Regrets’ His Filibuster Of Bush Supreme Court Appointment. How Droll.
This “sacred” duty of appointing a Supreme Court Justice to fill a vacancy we keep hearing about hasn’t always been so sacred in the eyes of Democrats. From the time that Bork got Borked, it’s been a habit for Democrats to block judicial appointments at every level. Likewise Democrat appointments have been blocked. But when it comes to the Supreme Court, we have a very | Read More »
Supreme Court Strikes Blow for Religious Freedom
The last several months have not been kind to our country’s long cherished religious freedom, but the Supreme Court just unanimously handed down a victory for those of us who still value it. In their ruling for the case of Reed v. the Town of Gilbert, Arizona, the court ruled, essentially, that the government cannot pick which forms of speech it wants to protect more | Read More »
When It Is Over
In October of 2005, I was one of the first to experience the W, T, and F to come October 3rd. Here at RedState, I had legitimately been breaking news about George W. Bush’s Supreme Court appointments. First came John Roberts. Then came, not Samuel Alito, but Harriet Miers. I had a few good sources inside and outside the White House who had been feeding | Read More »
Justice Alito Stresses Federalism As Refuge from Usurpatory Government
With the Supreme Court and the future of constitutional government in doubt, it’s always reassuring to hear from the voices who espouse those views. I’m an ardent optimist. I have faith that the electorate will correct their decisions made on Nov. 6, and constrain this president’s pernicious agenda of implementing a hyper-regulatory progressive state. The Federalist Society’s 30th Anniversary Gala last Thursday night featured | Read More »
The First Amendment ― Statist’s Edition
In the wake of “Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission” and the Obama/Alito kerfuffle, I give you the First Amendment, as seen through the eyes of lefty statists: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech*, or of the press**; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble†, and to petition the | Read More »
Nowhere Man’s Address…Return To Sender. Obama’s Bomb.
I promised you the same repackaged garbage that our President has been putting out all along, with some fresh and a little recycled liberal garbage thrown in for garnish… and he delivered in spades. In the second longest speech in the history of state-of-the-union messages, Barack Obama presided over a real yawner, (ask Harry Reid) and managed to unify Republican, Independent and Conservative opposition to | Read More »
Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito
Today was the 221st anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution and in Orange County Virginia, Montpelier, the home of the Father of The Constitution, James Madison, re-opened after a multi-million dollar renovation. Along with various elected officials, we were honored by the presence of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito. Before the ceremonies I had a chance to speak very | Read More »