While I admit my initial reaction was shock and disappointment, I held off on commenting because I wanted to see what far more learned and intelligent people have to say. And the more I read, the happier I became about this decision.
We have a long, long fight in front of us but I think SCOTUS's Obamacare decision is a striking blow against the progressives and I am thrilled.
The articles which influenced my thinking on this are below:
The Decision to Uphold the Mandate as Tax Represents a Gestalt Shift in Constitutional Law
Is the Supreme Court’s Health-Care Ruling a Turning Point in Constitutional Law? This one is by Randy Barnett and is very important
A Modest Proposal The chief justice threw down the gauntlet on Thursday to those of us who support limited government.
SCOTUS Ruling: Bring on Kate Smith & Reactions UPDATED
Five Possible Silver Linings in the Obamacare Decision
Jensen: Does the Taxing Clause Give Congress Unlimited Power?
Roberts is not the goat in today’s Supreme Court decision
Friday, June 29, 2012
The extraordinary scene was captured by photography student Casey Gutteridge at the Santago Rare Leopard Project in Hertfordshire. The 19-year-old, from Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, who was photographing the leopard for a course project, was astounded by the mouse's behaviour.
He said: 'I have no idea where the mouse came from - he just appeared in the enclosure after the keeper had dropped in the meat for the leopard. He didn't take any notice of the leopard, just went straight over to the meat and started feeding himself.'
'But the leopard was pretty surprised - she bent down and sniffed the mouse and flinched a bit like she was scared. In the meantime the mouse just carried on eating like nothing had happened.
But even a gentle shove does not deter the little creature from getting his fill... 'It was amazing, even the keeper who had thrown the meat into the enclosure was shocked - he said he'd never seen anything like it before.'
Project owner Jackie James added: 'It was so funny to see - Sheena batted the mouse a couple of times to try to get it away from her food.' But the determined little thing took no notice and just carried on.'
Sheena was brought in to the Santago Rare Leopard Project from a UK zoo when she was just four months old. She is one of 14 big cats in the private collection started by Jackie 's late husband Peter in 1989. The African Leopard can be found in the continent's forests, grasslands, savannas, and rainforests.
....so the mouse continued to eat the leopard's lunch and show the leopard who was the boss. Just proves no one can push you around without your permission.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
June 28, 2012
Dear Mr. Obama,
Why are you hurting our economy? Why are you making Catholics pay for abortions? You think that the separation of Church and State is to protect the government from religion but it is to protect religion from government.
Your Obamacare rations healthcare. It means people will die because of you! It is a ticking time bomb!
Because of the workers' unions, tax payer money is going to pay other people's pensions. Cities like Detroit pay a huge percentage of their budget to the pensions. They will have to declare bankruptcy.
The food stamps will suck out government money. As the great Maragret Thatcher once said, "The problem with socialism is eventually you run out of other people's money" If you want everyone on these food stamps then one day you will run out of our money!
Do not take this warning for granted! Even though I can not voite, my voice is just as strong as yours! If you can not see what a girl of 11 can see, you might want to reconsider your campaign.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The husband of a Chinese woman whose forced abortion seven months into her pregnancy caused uproar has disappeared, a relative said Tuesday, adding her family is being harassed on a daily basis.
Feng Jianmei had to go through the termination earlier this month in the northern province of Shaanxi because she failed to pay a hefty fine for exceeding China's strict "one-child" population control policy.
The case caused an outcry when photos emerged online of Feng lying in a hospital bed in Zhenping county next to her baby's bloody corpse, prompting an official probe that concluded action should be taken against the perpetrators.