Category Constitution

The Nascent Requiem — Part III

The issue is not about the availability of health care, it is not about massive effects imposed on the interstate market by a failure to purchase an item, it’s not even about an activity or commerce. This law does not even meet the broad standards purposed by the law’s supporters. The only reason Congress would pass this law would be to expand the power of the government.

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The Nascent Requiem — Part II

If the costs imposed by the failure to purchase health insurance justify regulation under the Commerce Clause, how much more should we allow the government to require individuals exercise? Indeed, the federal government has far more justification to require exercise than they do to require the purchase of health insurance.

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The Nascent Requiem — Part I

Unfortunately, fiction is so convolved with politics that when we test politics with reality we often finish with confusion. But it must be done. Testing fiction with fiction will only produce fiction, but testing fiction with reality at least gives sensibility a fighting chance. Sensibility was given such a fighting chance against fiction and fabrication in the Supreme Court last month.

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CREEPY

The argument against the Chinese model is the strongest because it is both economic and moral. Stern isn’t calling for a change in economic systems, rather a political change. A change from the republic our Founders created to an authoritarian regime that controls a quasi-capitalist market. We already have the capitalism, Stern wants us to adopt the authoritarianism.

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Occupation Unknown

The beauty of the American Dream is that it’s whatever you make it out to be. If you want to be a graphical designer, you have the freedom to do so. Just like your freedom to be a banker, investor, bartender, hotel manager, trash guy, or business owner. The American Dream lies in liberty, not money or things.

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Slipping America a Mickey

Jose Antonio Vargas wrote an article for the New York Times titled, “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant.” Vargas writes that one morning at the age of 12, he was woken up by his mother and sent with his “uncle” on a plane to America. His mother wanted to give him a better life, and […]

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…Paved with [Bad] Intentions

You know the old adage: “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” The interesting thing is that the road to hell is also paved with bad intentions. So, all in all, following intentions is not the best way to go. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals recently decided on the infamous Arizona law […]

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Donald Trumped, Nuked Gingrich, A Broken CD-Romney, Cain is Able, Pawlenty to Choose From

There has already been several Republican candidates who’ve thrown their hat into the ring, while the Democrats remain in tactful hiding. Read on for The Simple Facts opinion on some of these possible presidential wannabes. Donald John Trump Senior: He sounded serious at the beginning and almost looked good, but Donald Trump is turning sour […]

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Idiosyncratic Autocratic Aberrations

Recent times have been pretty normal… President Obama said something fatuous, Schumer enlightens us on the new branches of government, and Gaddafi declares Obama his “BFF.” Obama declared that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional and, therefore, should not be defended by the Justice Department. Republican Study Committee Chairman Representative Jim Jordan said, […]

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Engendering Deleterious Vexations

Happiness and government seems to be a contradiction in terms. Just like “government efficiency,” or “brave politician.” You can be happy or you can have government. Tax time is coming around and people are getting downright grumpy, it seems like the government reverses the spirit of Christmas… Sort of… It’s easy to watch protests, dictators […]

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Egyptian Prestidigitation

The Egyptian protesters have won. President Hosni Mubarak has capitulated. Obama makes his comments just hours after Mubarak resigned. “Today belongs to the people of Egypt,” he said. “Egyptians have made it clear that nothing less than genuine democracy will carry the day.” Again, as so many times before, Obama has said things which sounds […]

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In Your DREAMs…

DREAM [d-reem, N] :: Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors :: A calamitous piece of legislations intended to help illegal children out of their distress, often with various and unaccounted for side effects. It was a fantasy, pie in the sky, it was a DREAM. Interesting how some of the most harrowing legislation is […]

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