Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts, wrote the majority opinion upholding the alleged constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare. Obamacare will compel, under penalty of a monetary payment, all Americans to purchase health insurance. This monetary penalty was never intended by the authors of the ACA to be [...]
Archive | June, 2012
“It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.” — Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts. WRONG. This is precisely what the Supreme Court’s job is. The founders of the American republic created three branches of government: the executive, the legislative and the judicial. The legislative [...]
Given today’s political circumstances, in which this country, in November, will either reject the boisterous, crude, arrogant statism of the current administration in favor of one that will consume the country at a less gluttonous rate (thus allowing champions of freedom to marshal their intellectual and political forces), or submit to a suicidal sanctioning of [...]
Obama and advocates of socialized medicine have won. But have they, really? I was talking with a waitress I know just today. She asked me, “Can you explain, in terms that I’ll understand, what Obamacare actually means — to me?” I told her: “Imagine if you went to work tomorrow. Your boss tells you, ‘Your [...]
The world economy today stands at the doorstep of great change. A gathering crisis looms in Europe, splitting the Continent into two competing blocs. While leaders there face off against one another in a high stakes game of chicken, the rest of the world powerlessly watches the train wreck slowly unfold. Political leaders on both [...]
Despite the celebrations among Democrats, yesterday a majority of Supreme Court justices ruled that the Constitution does not allow the government to force Americans to buy health insurance. However in providing the swing vote to uphold the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) Chief Justice John Roberts broke with the four other justices who shared that [...]
The advocates of “natural monopolies” have a short-term mentality. They look at the way things are now, and cannot envision them being any different.
Madoff was completely selfless.
The best of movies about poor people – Conrack with Jon Voight and Madge Sinclair comes to mind – insist that even poverty can’t destroy the best in man. Today’s glut of poverty porn says just the opposite…
It is commonly argued that without public education the poor would have few, if any educational opportunities. Without public education, those born into poverty would have little opportunity to escape, and the poor would remain poor generation after generation. To break this cycle, the argument goes, government must intervene and provide the educational opportunities that [...]