Archive for March 2010
Writing an article explaining the meaning of the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution was on my to-do list for this week. But then I found this superb article. Not only does it save me the trouble, Dr Brion McClanahan writes far more effectively than I, so…
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Democrats have just provided us with the largest expansion of the welfare state since Republicans did the same under George W Bush. But why, exactly, is Obamacare so atrocious?
For one, it represents a transfer of wealth. The many are taxed to pay for health insurance premiums for the few. Thirty-five million people (and Big Insurance) will enjoy the benefits of the money earned by the over two hundred million who actually worked for it.
The health insurance industry announced its support for Obamacare. Gee, what a surprise. It wants the federal government to create more than 30 million new customers. What a parcel of rogues for a nation!
Read the full article here.
Professor of History Clyde Wilson writes a brief history of the principles of nullification. In this great article, he demonstrates Jefferson’s life-long devotion to the principles of state sovereignty, a necessary component of liberty.
Read Dr Wilson’s fantastic article here.
It seems the dynamic duo of Mccain and Lieberman have joined forces once again to produce one of the most horrifying pieces of legislation to date.
It’s called the “Enemy Belligerent, Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010.” A post on xpostfactoid notes on the atrocities of this legislation and provides a link to the bill. If passed, this would grant the federal government the legal authority to commit any individual it considered an “enemy combatant” to indefinite detention and suspend Miranda rights.
There has been a great deal of interest in the 1st District of Mississippi about Angela McGlowan’s exchange with a group of Ole Miss YAL students concerning the Bill of Rights and her ability to name all of them. As a background, James Robertson and a few other YAL members approached Congressional Candidate Angela McGlowan before an announcement she was about to give in front of the steps of the Ole Miss Student Union. They asked her if she could name all 10 of the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution. Her reaction was anything but expected. Go here to read the full article on the confrontation.
Paul Gallo took some interest in the story and we thought it would benefit all interested to share her side of the story spoken to Paul Gallo as well as YAL’s side of the story. Enjoy! (The second audio clip is worse sound quality so the volume is lower. Sorry about that.)
Secretary of the Navy and Former Mississippi Governor Ray Mabus recently testified before the Senate Armed Services Committe on the question of repealing the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. Mabus said that he supports the repeal of the policy while acknowledging that since the policy was matter of law, any potential change would rest in the hands of the Congress. “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is widely considered a discrimatory policy, and rightly so. Mabus represents the Navy and the state of Mississippi well by supporting its repeal and recognizing the cosntitutionally correct avenue through which such a repeal should emerge. You can watch a short clip of the proceedings below.
Ron Paul truly walks the walk on fiscal conservatism:
Like him or hate him, Dr. Ron Paul doesn’t just talk a big game about fiscal conservatism, he lives it. In 2008, his congressional office returned $58,000 to the Treasury. In 2009, his office returned $90,000. Now, according to an official press release, Dr. Ron Paul’s congressional office has just paid back $100,000.
Not that $100,000 is going to make a serious dent in our fiscal imbalances, but Paul demonstrates the responsibility our government needs. The article also suggests:
If President Obama claims that he is serious about reigning in the runaway debt, perhaps he should install Dr. Ron Paul as the CEO of the bipartisan deficit commission. It appears he’s the only one in the federal government with the track record to speak with the highest degree of credibility.
By Preston Mui