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In fact, a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that twice as many–30%– believe the Supreme Court does not limit the government enough.
Forty percent (40%) say the balance is about right, while 15% more are undecided.
(To see survey question wording, click
here.)

Posted by John Galt

The housing market , for those of you unaware , has yet to hit bottom .

 

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If the
policy of the government upon vital questions
affecting the whole people is to be irrevocably
fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court,” wrote
Abraham Lincoln, “the people will have ceased to
be their own rulers.”

Right now it seems as if we are the “ruled” not the rulers .

Posted by John Galt

Good day to you all . I write this first about us type post with the intention of self-aggrandizement …. Whoa now , just a second you say … But its not what you think . I speak for the promotion of our new website and not of myself . I’ll leave the self promotion to the denizens of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
   As our blog readership grows it is hoped that the growth will manifest itself in visibility for our project. The blog was started as a way for us to supply the site’s editorial page with content on a minute to minute basis without the hassle of constantly updating the site .
   It is working well in all respects but one ; a great deal of our readership is viewing us at the WordPress blog address and it would be much more productive for us if you viewed our posts from the website , thus building our exposure to the wider world of the web .
  

    We need video submissions to get the site rolling and to capture and hold  people’s interest . Please if you or your friends have first person vids of importance tell them about us .
   We are very excited about the ” sunshine project ” as we call it , but we can’t succeed without viewer input . Spread the word and help us spread the light . Thanks , JG

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If Supreme Court Dumps ObamaCare, Republicans Must Be Ready – Investors.com http://news.investors.com/article/606118/201203291839/republican-must-offer-health-reform-ideas.htm
Given the milquetoast,  bend over backward to accommodate attitude of what passes for our Republican leadership in congress will they actually accomplish anything? Past history is not in our favor. 
  Its beyond time for the right side of the aisle to be represented by some people who exhibit some cojones.  Something that has been missing for a long time.  The dems fight for their beliefs,  however wrong-headed they may be.  Would that we could say the same for our side.  I say no more BENDING OVER and taking it in the name of bipartisanship.

IGNORANCE IN OFFICE: Democratic Congressman and Senators on Constitutional Authority for ObamaCare:

Most of us know that when then-Speaker Pelosi was asked where the Constitution gives Congress the power to enact an “individual mandate,” she replied with a mocking “are you serious? Are you serious?”

Here are a few more pearls of constitutional wisdom from our elected representatives.

Rep. Conyers cited the “Good and Welfare Clause” as the source of Congress’s authority [there is no such clause].
Rep. Stark responded, “the federal government can do most anything in this country.”
Rep. Clyburn replied, “There’s nothing in the Constitution that says the federal government has anything to do with most of the stuff we do. How about [you] show me where in the Constitution it prohibits the federal government from doing this?”
Rep. Hare said “I don’t worry about the Constitution on this, to be honest […] It doesn’t matter to me.” When asked, “Where in the Constitution does it give you the authority …?” He replied, “I don’t know.”
Sen. Akaka said he “not aware” of which Constitutional provision authorizes the healthcare bill.
Sen. Leahy added, “We have plenty of authority. Are you saying there’s no authority?”
Sen. Landrieu told a questioner, “I’ll leave that up to the constitutional lawyers on our staff.”

Something to keep in mind when someone argues that the Supreme Court should defer to the constitutional wisdom of its coequal branches.

Kakistocracy. Plus, from the comments: “The salient point is the fact that few members of Congress even read the 2700-page bill; yet some argue still that the Supreme Court should give Congress the presumption of Constitutionality in the bills it passes? Worse than ridiculous, such a contention is a call for judicial abdication of responsibility. And it is quite blatant. It is a call to abandon checks and balances, the very underpinning of our form of government. It is a call to tyranny.”

Posted at 4:49 pm by Glenn Reynolds 

H/T:Instapundit