Friday, February 19, 2016
Thursday, February 18, 2016
....don't believe me? Read:
....any questions on why the Left should never be allowed to get their hands on the reins of power ever again?
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. Subject opinion to coercion: whom will you make your inquisitors? - Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 17 — 1781
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
The "...is an idiot" series just expanded again....this time its' the Deluded Left's favorite Gay Activist, Seattle native Dan Savage, who apparently has no depths to which he will not go. 11 months ago, he went after GOP candidate Dr. Ben Carson for some douche-bag remarks (of which Carson apologized)...this time, though, he's going after dead people, specifically the just-deceased Justice Antonin Scalia.
Yeah, he went there...
Yeah, he went there...
Now, Dan Savage and myself do have one thing in common (to wit, we're both gay) but that's the only thing we have in common; if a conservative had said the same thing in regards to a liberal jurist, the chattering classes would be up in arms over it to no end....once again,
Valdez: As a DACA holder myself, I worried about whoever comes next to the presidency and what’s going to happen to people like us. . . I think of myself as part of this community and you know, first day of presidency, you decide to deport, you know, people like myself, you know, it’s just very difficult to process.
Cruz: Well listen, I would note, if you’re a DACA recipient, that means that you were brought here illegally, and violating the laws has consequences. And one of the problems with our broken immigration systems is that it is creating human tragedies. . . but I can tell you what the law is in every country on earth. If I illegally emigrate to England, or Germany, or France, or China, or Mexico and they catch me, they will deport me. That’s what every country on earth does. And there’s no reason that America’s laws should have less respect than the laws of every other country on earth. We should welcome people who come following the laws but there are consequences for breaking the law. And that is part of what makes America the nation that we are.....as much as I don't care for Senator Cruz at times, I'll be damned if I don't agree with the man on this one; laws have consequences and we should not reward those who violate the country's immigration laws, even if they were brought here as children.
Monday, February 15, 2016
The answer to this question should be an emphatic yes....why?
- There's ample precedent for Republicans to do this; it has been eight decades since a Court vacancy has been filled in a presidential year (and no, Anthony Kennedy's confirmation does not count as he was nominated in 1987, not 1988) and on multiple occasions the Senate has seen fit to deny presidents of both sides the chance to nominate a successor
- Let the people decide. While Democrats will bleat and moan about the Senate not upholding the Constitution's Advise & Consent clause, the simple fact remains that the American people are in the process of choosing who their respective nominees for President should be (and subsequently, who the next President will be). In this instance, the American people should get the final voice on who Antonin Scalia's successor should be, not a lame-duck president who's going to be gone in a year or so
- The hypocrisy of Senate Democrats gives Senate Republicans ample reason to block Obama's next appointment. Don't believe me? Just ask Chuck Schumer & Harry Reid what their views were back in 2007 during the last 18 months of the Bush-43 administration; if it was good enough then, why is it not good enough now?
- Elections have consequences. Remember Barack Obama's infamous words back in 2009? Well, while the president has won two elections (2008 & 2012), Republicans won two elections as well (the 2010 & 2014 mid-terms) and in 2014, the voters spoke clearly, sweeping nine Democrats out of the Senate and giving Republicans a majority for 2015; on top of that, they gave House Republicans their largest majority since the late 1920's. Indeed, elections...have....consequences.
- Why give Obama another opportunity to demonstrate hyper-partisanship and flout the Constitution? Someone should really remind the President that back in 2006, he filibustered the nomination of Justice Samuel Alito, demanding a 60-vote threshold for the justice's confirmation; at the very least, Senate Republicans should remind him at every opportunity. In addition, they should also use the occasion to remind Americans of how the president has flouted the Constitution at every available opportunity, using his pen to get around Congress in areas such as war, immigration, the environment and so forth, regarding the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue as nothing more than a speedbump to his 'fundamental transformation' of America that he promised back in 2008; since he paid little heed to Congress, why should Congress let him get the next nomination?
Energy in the executive is a leading character in the definition of good government. It is essential to the protection of the community against foreign attacks; it is not less essential to the steady administration of the laws; to the protection of property against those irregular and high-handed combinations which sometimes interrupt the ordinary course of justice; to the security of liberty against the enterprises and assaults of ambition, of faction, and of anarchy. - Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 69 — 1788