Roper: So now you’d give the Devil benefit of law!
More: Yes. What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?
“The truth is most conservatives are fine accepting apologies for dumb stuff said or done years ago. Unfortunately, liberals refuse to forgive conservatives so we have no choice but to do the same to you. It doesn’t have to be this way. We only ask for one standard.” – Chris Barron (2019-09-18)
It’s not from an extremely famous figure (he is a Fox Business contributor). It’s not an extremely pithy one-liner. In that tweet, however, you have the summary for so much of the current situation in the GOP.More
I admit I get excited when I get a text to @claire Go Fund Me site. I always hope it’s the launch of her new book – I think the last title consideration was, “The Rise of the Csars (or Caesars) in the Age of Trump”. She says the Spectator approached her to turn her […]
Like all of us who have followed the activities of the extraordinarily competent new Attorney General, William Barr, I have heard all manner of spin put on his statements, letters, memoranda, casual meetings in hallways with various Government officials such as Nancy Pelosi, and testimony before Congress. Somewhere in that storm cloud of words, one line in his recent interview and earlier in his testimony to Congress kept coming back to me, and so I sat down and read, closely studied in this case, the actual transcript from CBS News of his interview with that network’s Legal Analyst, Jan Crawford, to be absolutely certain I was on sound footing when I used one of the phrases I thought I had heard in that discussion. Sure enough, there it was on p. 13:
JAN CRAWFORD: What have you seen? What evidence? What makes you think, I need to take a look at this? I mean, what have you seen in the summer of 2016?
“I’ll tell you another story” says Alexi. “It begins with a dwarf coming out of the mountains to trade with the City of Man.” ‘What do you mean it’s just as good as gold?’ asked the dwarf. His eyes squinted out from under bushy eyebrows. His old and lanky ox shuffled idly under it’s burdens. […]
Like most of you, I’ve been appalled at the state of California’s not only flouting, but condemning federal immigration law. I’m happy to say that Jeff Sessions is loaded for bear, and he is suing that state for their outrageous behavior and rejection of the rule of law. When I researched the topic to get up to date, the actions of the state of California were even more egregious than I had imagined.
California, along with other states, believes that protecting its illegal immigrants is more important than protecting its legitimate citizens:More
Wow, was stunned to see this headline, “California AG: Employers who Cooperate With Federal Immigration Raids Will be Prosecuted” “We will prosecute those who violate [California] law,” Becerra responded. Why is Becerra’s flounting of Federal immigration law, treated differently from the way Orval Faubus’ 1957 actions to prevent the integration of Central High, Little Rock, AR […]
On this AEI Events Podcast, Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) delivers a keynote address at a conference on discussing democracy in crisis. The event, co-hosted by AEI, Freedom House, and the Center for American Progress, marked the release of Freedom House’s report “Freedom in the World 2018.”
In his keynote, Sen. Sasse emphasized that while freedom is not unique the United States, it is uniquely America’s advantage.More
There is an excellent analysis in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal illustrating in a chillingly frightening way how the enormously conflicted Comey and Mueller are endangering the American Rule of Law. The author compares it to the insane chase after Scooter Libby in the Valerie Plame case, when the actual blameworthy person had been identified months before the investigation was even opened.
Likewise, there is a frantic search by Mueller and his pack of Obama-Clinton sycophants to find something, anything, on President Trump, considering every business dealing he ever had or any friend of his ever had, or anything any member of his family ever did. Not to mention Comey’s probably-criminal usurpation of the proper role of the Lynch “Justice” Department in declaring, with no legal authority to do so, Madame Secretary’s “innocence” in the e-mail scandal. The author shows a clear pattern of favoring Democrat targets over Republicans.More
Richard Epstein explores the history of the president’s pardon power and examines whether former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was a worthy recipient of executive mercy. More
Everyone is familiar with the Klu Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and White Supremacists. They have been marching in rallies, trying to spread their hate for decades. They hide in the shadows, pull out their polyester hoods every once in a while to make a statement, and are largely ignored. But who made up the counter-protestors? The […]
Recently I wrote a post decrying the fecklessness of conservatives, Republicans, and their constituents. We expended a great deal of energy in the comments figuring out how we could fight back against the Democrat party, re-build our reputations by challenging the lies and deceptions of the Left, and gain the respect and trust of the electorate. I think I have identified an additional strategy for this new agenda that we haven’t previously touched on. It’s called the rule of law.
The term “rule of law” has been bandied about quite a lot lately. Most people probably don’t know what it means, but it sounds important and official. The problem in these times is that rule of law is ignored when it is inconvenient, difficult, or an impediment to action. Yet at one time, rule of law was an important governing principle.More
Did the Obergefell decision open the floodgates for judicial activism? From Howard Slugh at National Review Online: In Obergfell, Justice Kennedy did far more than merely discover a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. He wrote that judges have an ongoing “duty” to identify and protect new “fundamental rights.” He maintained that judges should institute new […]
When a computer or program takes a while to complete its given task, I’ve found that my patience is proportional to its transparency. If I know it’s making progress, I’m willing to wait. But if I can’t see whether it’s making progress, spinning its wheels, or completely jammed, then the delay is infuriating. I assume […]
While recently discussing with me the ongoing death spiral of American education since the Department of Education was introduced, a Texas teacher yet again lowered my expectations. As you know, our government accepts illegal aliens into our schools. If no documentation from Mexico or wherever provides the invader’s age, then the student can invent an […]
I have recently been watching youtube videos of Cesar Millan, the “dog whisperer.” I really like his style and his understanding that training dogs means teaching their humans how to be their leaders. He shares a positive message of confident, assertive, calm leadership that affects people not just in their roles as dog owners, but in […]
Mark Steyn (whose TV show couldn’t come at a better time): This election more than most has clarified who counts and who doesn’t. So here’s the chief magistrate of a republic of laws shooting the breeze with a core constituency ahead of Election Day and inviting the massed ranks of the Undocumented-American community to come […]
President Obama has found a new way for illegals to become citizens – just show up and vote. Our esteemed constitutional law professor community organizer admits as much in the interview below. Well, at least he is honest for once in his Presidency. And people wonder why Trump made such headway with the issue of […]
I can’t say I’m shocked by today’s decision. I’m not. But I’m appalled beyond coherent thought. More
There are only a handful of basic plot structures in fiction. One of them is “if this goes on.” So in that vein I will offer this “meditation” on the usurpation of power by a “gang of five” on the U.S. Supreme Court which has effectively made them five “philosopher kings” (see Plato’s Republic). They […]