A brief but very important lesson for all who care about the Republic.
If the Judge holds no allegiance to the Constitution what value do his rulings have? Does he not take an oath to uphold the Constitution? How does he decide his rulings, whim? Whatever morality or definition of the law that floats through his mind that particular day?
This is a legitimate question to which I am sure some of our readers have the answer. Judge Posner must have a stated philosophy, he is considered by many to be one of the most influential legal thinkers around today.
Rep. Amash, the Republican from Michigan had a response to Senator Manchin’s really abhorrent statement.
RIP Justice Scalia. Thank you for championing the Constitution when others would not.
These are the people running some of the most prominent universities in this country and they appear to have no problem literally shredding the US Constitution.
Likely these people know how wrong their actions are (or at least have an inkling), but they live in a world where political correctness, where avoiding offending someone, is more important than the principles upheld in the Constitution.
In fairness, judging by the windowless offices of the administrators in the attached video the people seeking to placate this weepy “student”
The War on Drugs is fundamentally a war on the American people. It is a disastrous policy which likely has ruined many more lives than drugs have. The “war” is also deeply crony. The main reason drugs remain illegal – mostly – is because large vested economic interests want it that way. The police, the DEA, various other law enforcement agencies, lawyers, treatment centers (in some cases), drug companies (in many cases), illegal drug dealers (who go out of business with liberalized drug laws) all have their bread buttered to a greater or lesser extent by the drug war.
(From Prager University)
The rule of law (and not man or woman) is vital to a free society. If might makes right there is little room to do business, to invest, to build wealth, to be secure in one’s person, to be an actualized human being. If contracts can be dismissed and government officials and their cronies (in government and the nominal “private sector”) can do as they please because of their connections, we have a problem. And that is what we have now,
(From The New York Times)
The National Security Agency’s ability to spy on vast quantities of Internet traffic passing through the United States has relied on its extraordinary, decades-long partnership with a single company: the telecom giant AT&T.
While it has been long known that American telecommunications companies worked closely with the spy agency, newly disclosed N.S.A. documents show that the relationship with AT&T has been considered unique and especially productive. One document described it as “highly collaborative,” while another lauded the company’s “extreme willingness to help.”
Crony capitalism comes in many forms.
The Left-fascists, the PC police, the thought police, the progressive regressives, the anti-intellectual advocates of post modern newspeak, whatever you want to call them, are bullies. They are shallow thinking bullies. They know that if there is a debate around certain issues they will lose and lose badly. As such they seek to shut debate down before it begins. That is their only defense because they know deep down that their worldview, based on the Hegelian-Marxist dialectic is excrement.
But it’s their religion and they cling to it and their gun control.
I remember in college my professor explaining to us that the US system of government was too slow. That it was inherently difficult – too difficult he argued. A parliamentary system was much better and would allow “things to get done.” My professor, it was clear resented the restrictions placed on government by the Constitution.
One gets the sense that Obama feels the same way.
EVERY good modern liberal should read this book.
It is fair to say that the Republic is in serious peril and that this president has done GREAT damage to this country.
The silver lining to the Obama presidency has been that many people have finally become aware of what our system of government is supposed to look like. Many more people have read the Constitution since Obama came in than before. For too long Americans took our system for granted.