I understand there’s another major speech tonight by the President of the United States, making the best case he can why he should be reelected. Sisyphean task, that.
It will, however, be followed by what I’m most interested in: Cardinal Dolan’s closing prayer. THAT. could be the highlight of the conventions season if the Dems continue their anti-God, anti-Jerusalem, anti-life, a... More
“A republic, if you can keep it,” Ben Franklin famously responded when asked what sort of government they had just set up at the Constitutional convention in 1787.
A republic means the people rule through their elected representatives. Laws are written in the deliberative bodies of Congress. Laws are enforced by the President and the necessary officers of the executive branch. Laws are... More
The HHS Mandate continues to cause problems for faithful Catholics standing up for their religious liberty. There’s a battle going on this week in courts across the nation, where more than 40 dioceses or Catholic institutions are fighting just to have their arguments heard by the Federal Government.
The simultaneous filings Aug. 27 were in response to an Aug. 6 brief in which the Obama admi... More
Or, at least, his recent comments make it seem that way.
BFFsCharlie Wilson, the Catholic former pro-life former congressman from Ohio’s sixth district wants his seat back. Charlie Wilson voted for Obamacare. He was one of those on-the-fence last-minute votes that put Obamacare over the top.
Charlie Wilson recently expressed pride in his votes while in Congress.
But when I wrote about his ... More
Charlie Wilson and his bud, Nancy Pelosi, sharing a laugh at a press conference.
Charlie Wilson, Catholic Democrat former pro-life former congressman from my district, OH-6, wants his seat back. He lost in 2010 to Republican Bill Johnson and is sore about it.
In an article in the Wheeling News-Intelligencer (that’s in West Virginia, by the way, across the river from the district… just ... More
Lost amid the seriousness of last week’s Supreme Court decision upholding Obama-care was yet another bizarre statement by Nancy Pelosi, the Roman Catholic former Speaker of the House who spearheaded the healthcare legislation that has become the law of the land. Pelosi cited an unusual source helping to guide the high court’s action: the spirit of the late Ted Kennedy.
“I knew that when he l... More
I'm not going to call it a tax. Not gonna do it. Wouldn't be prudent.
Perhaps I’m an optimist. Perhaps I’m optimistically cynical. Cynically optimistic? But isn’t that sort of thing required in politics?
I join Jonah Goldberg and others who are miffed at Mitt Romney’s insistence on calling Obamacare a “penalty” rather than a “tax,” thus seemi... More
The political world is still blazing with reaction to the Supreme Court decision of Thursday upholding Obamacare, specifically the mandate that individuals purchase health insurance. I’ve got mixed emotions regarding the decision and the political fallout—which apparently makes me as out of place as I felt during the NBA playoffs when I had ambivalent feelings about LeBron James. Here are few ... More
My personal reactions to the Supreme Court decision yesterday have varied, but wherever I find myself at any given moment, I mainly still agree with what Carson Holloway said so well in his post “In Defense of John Roberts,” indeed it is mostly what I would have wanted to have said. I particularly liked this line:
But if you think the mandate is just so obviously beyond the scope of the taxing... More
The majority decision of the Supreme Court today says that it is. Chief Justice Roberts agrees, saying, “Because the Constitution permits such a tax, it is not our role to forbid it, or to pass upon its wisdom or fairness”.
But there’s a big problem with that interpretation.
The Obama administration claimed that the mandate penalty was not a tax. The legislation is written in a ... More