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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: What William F. Buckley, Jr. Would Say About The Journolist#links#links

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: What William F. Buckley, Jr. Would Say About The Journolist#links#links
Joe Klein and Joe Conason! And Paul Krugman, too! They've whored themselves out to Obama.

Fake Scottish People

The Whig tradition is associated with three things. One is a respect for capitalism--the lending of money at interest. Second is what is known as a "projecting spirit"--the willingness to start new projects and businesses. Third is the Presbyterian faith. Many (though not all) Whigs were low-church protestants such as those of Scotland. Therefore, by the logic of the NAACP, the people such as Rachel Maddow who are latter day Tories are fake Scottish people.

On an entirely unrelated note, the Catholic Church is pressing for the release of prisoners associated with Chile's human rights abuses under General Pinochet for "humanitarian" reasons. This melds nicely with the intercession Estase heard at Mass this morning calling for "banishing the death penalty." It is really too bad that the Catholic Church picks such execrable people to want to show mercy towards.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Limits of Judicial Review

"Nor should it ever be lost sight of, that the government of the United States is one of limited and enumberated powers; and that a departure from the true import and sense of its powers is, pro tanto, the establishment of a new constitution. It is doing for the people what they have not chosen to do for themselves(p144). Constitutions are not designed for metaphysical or logical subtleties, for niceties of expression, for critical propriety, for elaborate shades of meaning, or for the exercise of philosophical acuteness, or juridical research(p157). To resign an exposition so sanctioned, would be to deliver over the country to interminable doubts; and to make the constitution, not a written system of government, but a false and delusive text, upon which every sucessive age of speculatists and statesmen might build any system, suited to their own views and opinions(p378)."
Justice Joseph Story
Commentaries on the Constitution

Fighting Unitary Government

Today it was announced that socialized carmaker GM is buying another car loan lender to enlarge its GMAC branch. So now our government is funding the expansion of a failed corporation.

What liberals and conservatives are fighting about is no longer whether or not we should have a strong federal government, but whether or not we should have a unitary government. A federal government is supposed to make foreign policy, run the courts, and leave most other government to the states. A unitary government runs everything, making uniform laws in every part of its territory. America still has states, but lately all they have been is surrogates bossed around by the federal government. It is disingenuous to invoke federalism regarding Arizona's immigration law. We are not talking nullification of federal law, we are talking enforcement of existing federal law. Most of the pundits who throw around the word federalism know not of what they speak. As long as the federal government continues to dictate what policies each state must live up to on issues of internal interest, federalism is dead. The health care bill has nothing to do with interstate commerce as understood by the framers. This does not stop it from being dealt with at the federal level. The federal government was supposed to provide a currency and prevent fraud crossing state lines, but the present reading of the commerce clause makes nearly everything the purview of the federal government.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Bishop Kicanas, Where Does This Come From?

Our good friends at CACG, the George Soros front group are now trotting out Bishop Kicanas to tell us that amnesty is a matter of "compassion," and that we have to accept unlimited numbers of immigrants out of "justice." What is the Bishop's solution to the problem of illegals? Why, foreign aid, of course! Yes, when we are dying economically, we are now supposed to start pumping money into Mexico. Bishop Kicanas does not get it. If we cannot afford to take care of Mexicans in Los Angeles, then why are we supposed to take care of them in Tijuana? And what are we supposed to do when our economy collapses as a result of these spending sprees that the Catholic hierarchy wants us to engage in? Does it suit the Catholic Church to destroy America by engaging us in a Cloward-Piven nightmare? Maybe my church does not care about America's continued existence.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Official Obama

Official Obama
Wow, imagine that! Racist, anti-semites support Obama, and now we are supposed to think it is a coincidence they aren't prosecuted for voter intimidation! Really!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Kenneth Gladney Is Not a Monk

NAACP is discouraging authorities from prosecuting the SEIU thugs who beat up black conservative Kenneth Gladney because "He's not a brother."

The Fifth Column: "Shut Up!' They Explained

The Fifth Column: "Shut Up!' They Explained
Bishop Daniel Jenky apparently doesn't think homosexuality violates Catholic teachings. Or does he just not care? The Diocese of Peoria has also been conspicuously silent about abortion since John J. Myers left to be Bishop of Newark, NJ.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

American Power: Jimmy Kimmel Production Crew Harasses Peaceful Pro-Life Activists on Hollywood Boulevard

American Power: Jimmy Kimmel Production Crew Harasses Peaceful Pro-Life Activists on Hollywood Boulevard
Wow, Jimmy Kimmel hates pro-lifers! Big surprise since he used to date radical leftist Sarah Silverman. Typical "comedy" from the left.

The Absurdity of Nominalism

In the Bible, Jepthah was a warrior who sacrificed his daughter a la Iphiginia for military victory. Since that was the name of my great-grandmother's father, maybe she was kept up nights worrying about her impending doom. What's the unsexiest name on earth? My answer will be Druscilla. Druscilla Strain did not live up (or down) to her name. In the Ray Bradbury novel Fahrenheit 451, a politician lost an election simply because his name was Hubert Hoag.

Things aren't great because they sound good, nor bad because they sound bad. Politics is becoming a really good example of this. People keep embracing sound bite politics, politics based on slick promotion, and politics based on nice-sounding catch phrases like "hope and change." The result is that our country is up to its eyeballs in debt and ruled by con artists who promise things they cannot possibly deliver upon.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Father Nieli and Saul Alinsky

Social justice! Doesn't that sound nice! A Paulist priest was praising Saul Alinsky, Obama's idol, because he was an acquaintance of Jacques Maritain. Yet another example of how the Catholic Church still has not learned the lesson Father Charles Coughlin should have taught it seventy years ago. Social justice is a code word for socialism. Unless the Catholic Church wishes to endorse socialism, it cannot endorse the Marxism of Saul Alinsky. How long will it take the bishops to learn this?

American Power: Elena Kagan and Natural Rights

American Power: Elena Kagan and Natural Rights
Can Congress make you eat your vegetables? Does the commerce clause have infinite elasticity? Yes, says National Lawyers Guild-linked Elena Kagan.