• Can The Supreme Court Cut The First Amendment In Half?

    The First Amendment of the United States Constitution reads:
    “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 Government for a redress of grievances.”
    On March 2, 2010, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations and unions have the same free speech rights under the first amendment as individuals.
    Why is it necessary to prove they also have the protections of the rest of the first amendment? Has anyone ever been granted half of the protections of an amendment, and then redefined as an entity and denied the rest of the rights under said amendment?
    The Hobby Lobby case before the Supremes is a farce, and never should have reached this level. Religious freedom comes before free speech in the first amendment for a reason.

     

  • Calender Driven Foreign Policy

    For many years,  our progressive law schools have ignored the reality of the Constitution, teaching instead case law. In a similar break with sanity, our State Department now ignores the reality of the worldwide use of force by tyrants, dictators or thugs. They choose instead to rely on the “Calender Objection Defense” or “Tempest Fugit”. That is where the President and Secretary of Defense, in high dudgeon both, point to the calender and proclaim in their whiniest voices that the actions being undertaken aren’t legal this year! (It apparently would have been fine in 1999, but not this year!) “This is the 21st century, you can’t do that…”  Even when said before holding their breath and stomping their feet with great determination, it is still stunningly ineffective, unless you’re looking for a quick laugh…(which Putin and the world shared, at our expense). The ignorance and sophistry of these repeated statements by our President are cringeworthy, designed to make America look foolish and incompetent. Americans know it is only our President and his eager progressive minions that are foolish and incompetent,  but that is enough to embolden the world to actions not considered since the last great failed American President, Jimmy Carter.

    HE believes HE has evolved to such a superior intellectual and moral level that the world must naturally follow suit. Mr. obama is absurdly ignorant of reality and dangerously narcissistic. His willingness to disarm our country and others in the face of growing military threats is unrealistic. His feel-good fantasy of how HE thinks the world acts because of HIS presence is read by real men to be what it is…appeasement, acquiescence, willing subservience and weakness.

    Military power means nothing without the will to use it. Putin has that will, the world does not. Game, set match to Putin. disapproving platitudes or reminding him of the year will not change the facts, or alter the course of an army on the march.

    People everywhere expected major calamities New Years Eve 1999. They did not materialize. Apparently, obama and his followers expected the year 2000 to bring forced Peace and Understanding amongst all men, and an end to all military aggression.

    That didn’t materialize, either.

    It is embarrassing for Americans to see their President come to that realization in such a publicly belittling manner.

    This is what happens when a coddled, adored, communist-raised community organizer gets it in his head he is “Special”. He actually proclaimed himself to be “the one we have been waiting for!” The only thing “special” about President obama is that he is the first American President to turn his back on the Constitution and openly war on America’s citizens, traditions, morals and freedoms.