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Executive Authority vs. Executive Privilege

Published on June 28, 2015 By sirrahc

“We’re not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone.” — President Obama, not-so-subtly implying that he’ll do whatever he can to advance his agenda As you may have noticed, the current […]

Gardens and Abusing the Commerce Clause

Published on December 31, 2010 By sirrahc

From the Truth-is-Stranger-than-Fiction file… In my last post, I (via Judge Napolitano) mentioned that the government has even “skulked into” our backyards (literally). The backdrop for this particular incident is the Great Depression, and the federal government has imposed artificial restrictions on farm production of wheat — “a problem industry for some years” — via […]

Affirmative Action is Racist and Unconstitutional

Published on December 11, 2010 By sirrahc

Today’s excerpt is from Judge Andrew P. Napolitano’s controversial, no-holds-barred book Lies the Government Told You: In the 1978 case of Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, the Supreme Court held that affirmative action policies in publicly owned college admissions are constitutional, but institutions cannot employ a “quota system” based on race. That […]

Yes! SCOTUS Eviscerates McCain-Feingold

Published on January 22, 2010 By sirrahc

The U.S. Supreme Court today struck a blow for the First Amendment. In a 5-4 ruling, significant parts of the campaign finance law popularly known as McCain-Feingold were judged unconstitutional. In particular, it was affirmed that the government cannot restrict corporate or union spending for or against candidates in Presidential and Congressional elections. The justices […]

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