Category Archives: Supreme Court

Good news! S. 2578 was defeated!

2014_07 16 S 2578 defeated

  • Inexplicably, Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid co-sponsored the bill, then was the sole Democrat who VOTED AGAINST IT!
  • Among those who voted FOR the bill were Democrat Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey, who ran as a pro-life advocate in 2006 and 2012, and three Republicans who ran on the Republican anti-abortion platform.

July 16, 2014: Senator Blunt Debunks Democrats’ False Claims [13:28]

On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the U.S. Senate floor to debunk false claims made by Senate Democrats regarding the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Supreme Court ruling, which found that the Obama Administration infringed on Americans’ First Amendment right to freedom of religion.

This speech is longish (13+ minutes) but very much worth listening to, because he explains just how much the Democrat Party has CHANGED in just the past ten years.

“Everybody is entitled to his own opinion. But everybody is not entitled to his own facts.”

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Nancy Pelosi lies (again)

“All liars will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur.” -Revelation 21:8

Megyn Kelly SLAMS Nancy Pelosi

Even the left-leaning Politifact was forced to admit Pelosi’s statement was FALSE.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/jul/11/nancy-pelosi/nancy-pelosi-says-supreme-court-five-guys-who-star/

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Harry Reid is down to his last two brain cells

2014_07 08 Reid says Thomas is white

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“Constitutional lawyer”? My Aunt Fanny!

OBAMA yes I can SCOTUS no you can't

The Leftstream media keeps calling Barack Obama a “Constitutional lawyer”, as if this somehow makes him qualified to stick his nose in the air and sneer at SCOTUS decisions he doesn’t like.

But the fact is that Barack Obama was never a professor of Constitutional Law and never once argued a case before the Supreme Court. He isn’t even licensed to practice law, having surrendered that right in 2008.

The most common reason for a lawyer to “retire” at such a young age is to avoid being brought up on charges. In his autobiography, Obama says he was known for years as Barry Soetoro and that he used marijuana and cocaine. On his bar application, he said he had never used another name nor used drugs. Lying on your bar application is grounds for disbarment.  Obama avoided having this on his record by voluntarily retiring.

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TWO more SCOTUS wins for freedom

It’s been a good couple of weeks for the Constitution. Coming right on the heels of two unanimous Supreme Court smack downs of Obama’s federal over-reach, SCOTUS ruled that non-union home healthcare workers cannot be forced to pay union dues and that closely held corporations cannot be forced to violate their religious beliefs.

2014_06 30 Hobby Lobby wins

Had Hobby Lobby lost their case against the HHS mandate, the Green family might well have shut the corporation down rather than violate their beliefs. That would have been 572 stores closed nationwide, and thousands of jobs lost.

Other business owners were waiting for the decision as well. E.g., Autocam which employs 1,500 worldwide and 660 employees in the U.S. Their case was also headed to SCOTUS, but it is so similar that the Hobby Lobby decision basically settles it in their favor.

The Left-Wingers demonstrated their well-known passion for civility and tolerance by misrepresenting the decision as “preventing women from having access to birth control” and threatening (with lots of profanity) to burn down Hobby Lobby stores.

The pathologically lying ignoramus otherwise known as Obamacrat Senator, Barbara “don’t call me ma’am” Boxer, sneered at the SCOTUS decision, making the “case” that Hobby Lobby never filed “moral objection to men getting viagra” and that “vaccines may be next.”

Best tweet responses:

  • Boxer is so dumb, her strawmen need Viagra to stand up.
  • Protip: If you have to bring Viagra into a discussion about birth control, you don’t really have any idea of what you’re talking about.
  • Too bad Boxer and the Party of Science don’t have time to do actual research before they open their mouths.
  • 1) #HobbyLobby already covers birth control. 2) Viagra doesn’t abort babies. #derp
  • Viagra brings things to life; abortifacients, quite the opposite.
  • Why is no Leftie worried about a woman’s right to the free practice of her religion?

For the record, Hobby Lobby pays for insurance coverage for more than a dozen forms of contraception. Their objection was to paying for chemical abortion drugs (RU-486, Plan B, the Morning After Pill) which Lefties mis-classify as contraception.

A concise list of Leftie Lies and the actual True Facts about Sebelius Burwell v. Hobby Lobby

http://thefederalist.com/2014/03/25/five-false-perceptions-about-the-hobby-lobby-case/

“I have never understood why it is ‘greed’ to want to keep the money you have earned but ‘not greed’ to want to take somebody else’s money.” ― Thomas Sowell, Barbarians inside the Gates and Other Controversial Essays

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Obama Suffers 12th Unanimous Defeat in SCOTUS

2014_06 26 Obama over reaches - 12th defeat in SCOTUS

If Obama’s Department of Justice had been successful in these cases, the federal government would now have the power to:

• Attach a GPS to a citizen’s vehicle to monitor his movements, without having any cause to believe that person committed a crime (United States v. Jones).
• Deprive landowners of the right to challenge potential government fines as high as $75,000 per day and eliminate their ability to have a hearing to challenge those fines (Sackett v. EPA).
• Interfere with a church’s selection of its own ministers (Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church & School v. EEOC).
• Override state law whenever the President desires (Arizona v. United States).
• Dramatically extend statutes of limitations to impose penalties for acts committed decades ago (Gabelli v. SEC).
• Destroy private property without paying just compensation (Arkansas Fish & Game Commission vs. United States).
• Impose double income taxation (PPL Corp. v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue).
• Limit a property owner’s constitutional defenses (Horne v. USDA).
• Drastically expand federal criminal law (Sekhar v. United States).
• Charge petty crimes as terrorism under federal law (Bond v. United States).
• Discover regulatory powers beyond the intention of statutes passed by Congress (Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA).
• Ignore the Senate’s right to oversee all presidential appointments (NLRB v. Canning).

To give you a flavor for the aggressive overreach these cases represent:

  • Bond v. United States: Bond had smeared a couple of toxic chemicals on surfaces her husband’s mistress was likely to touch and gave the woman a mild rash. The feds actually charged her with possession and use of a chemical weapon! SCOTUS ruled unanimously that this was unconstitutional.
  • Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA: The EPA decided to regulate carbon dioxide to such a degree that it would essentially bring construction to a halt nationwide. SCOTUS condemned the EPA’s attempt to go far beyond the bounds of what the legislation passed by Congress ever intended or allowed.

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) says these twelve defeats represent only “the tip of the iceberg” because more cases concerning presidential overreach are still working their way up to the Supreme Court.

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The Legal Limit: The Obama Administration’s Attempts to Expand Federal Power
By U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on The Constitution, civil Rights and Human Rights http://www.cruz.senate.gov/files/documents/The%20Legal%20Limit/The%20Legal%20Limit%20Report%201.pdf

Court rules against Obama – June 2, 2014

http://conservativetribune.com/court-rules-against-obama/

Obama EPA Suffers Humiliating Defeat at SCOTUS – June 24, 2014

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/06/24/Obama-EPA-Suffers-Humiliating-Defeat-at-SCOTUS-Media-Gets-It-Wrong

Obama Suffers 12th Unanimous Defeat at Supreme Court By Joel Gehrke – June 26, 2014

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/381302/obama-suffers-12th-unanimous-defeat-supreme-court-joel-gehrke

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WOOHOO!! SCOTUS sides with FREE SPEECH!!

2014_06 26 SCOTUS strikes down MA buffer zone
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http://liveactionnews.org/breaking-pro-life-victory-as-massachusetts-buffer-zone-law-struck-down/

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Round-up of News and Views

  1. First, a photo Dearest took at Dryden Dairy Day that gives me the giggles.
  2. Second, the Scripps National Spelling Bee Co-Champion (tie this year) lives in our district.
  3. Third, below the photo are some linkies on various topics.

2014_06 14 Spay and Neuter Democrats pic by DBC

JUSTINA IS HOME WITH HER FAMILY!!!
Justice for Justina: Judge orders Connecticut girl to be returned to family – June 17, 2014

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/06/17/justice-for-justina-judge-orders-connecticut-girl-to-be-returned-to-family/

Federal law requires hard copies of emails to make sure they get saved in the event of a computer glitch. Oops.
IRS Was Required By Law to Print Out Lois Lerner’s Emails – June 17, 2014

http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/17/irs-was-required-by-law-to-print-out-lois-lerners-emails/

Florida’s newest Pro-Life law, effective next month, sets the no-abortion point at any stage of development when a doctor determines the fetus is VIABLE.
Florida Governor Rick Scott Signs Bill to Ban Late-Term Abortions by Steven Ertelt – June 13, 2014

http://www.lifenews.com/2014/06/13/florida-governor-rick-scott-signs-bill-to-ban-late-term-abortions/

Matt Walsh is a wonderful writer, but I think he really out-did himself with this one. He got a snarky email claiming the Bible proves that Jesus was a liberal and Satan was a conservative. Walsh blasts every point out of the water with Bible-based evidence.
Satan is a liberal by Matt Walsh – June 17, 2014

http://themattwalshblog.com/2014/06/17/satan-liberal/

Ticks, zits, cold sores, puffy eyes and a host of other minor ailments that can be effectively relieved inexpensively.
Amazing Witch Hazel: The Medicinal Marvel with the Funny Name

http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2012/11/amazing-witch-hazel-the-medicinal-marvel-with-the-funny-name.html

SCOTUS voted unanimously to allow the challenge to Ohio’s “false statement” law which essentially empowers a state agency to decide what is true or false and thereby squash political speech that is unpopular to the ruling party.
Supreme Court Rules Pro-Life Group Can Defend Its Free Speech Rights by Steven Ertelt – June 16, 2014

http://www.lifenews.com/2014/06/16/supreme-court-rules-pro-life-group-can-defend-its-free-speech-rights/

Slow Code: When medical providers deliberately administer treatment so slowly that it is useless to the patient. They give the appearance of helping to lull loved ones into allowing them to cut short “useless” lives.
We Thought Doctors Were Helping Our Daughter With Trisomy 18, But They Were Slowly Killing Her by Brad Smith – June 16, 2014

http://www.lifenews.com/2014/06/16/we-thought-doctors-were-helping-our-daughter-with-trisomy-18-but-they-were-slowly-killing-her/

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