The Supreme Court vs Obamacare
(Government, Law)
by Mike Hauser (10 April 2012 09:50:45)

The Supreme Court is deliberating the constitutionality of Obamacare. The angle being used involves "interstate commerce". But history shows us that the Court has vastly distorted what can be considered "interstate commerce".
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Regulation-- when congress won't do its job
(Government, Law)
by J. B. Cannon (12 March 2012 17:22:22)

Conservatives have long championed smaller government, and for good reason. Our Founding Fathers didn''t want a bloated, overbearing government ruling the lives of citizens. They would be shocked to see what has happened to their beloved Constitution and governmental framework. I learned today of another prime example of a government gone mad. It''s also a perfect illustration of the more serious threat to our liberty: regulations.
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Contraception insurance and the Catholic church
(Government, Law, Politics, Society)
by J. B. Cannon (27 February 2012 16:58:07)

The problem with all this goes much further than infringing on the First Amendment. This is another case of the government usurping more power and eroding our liberties. How on Earth is it okay for the government to tell a private business what products it must offer and for how much?
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South Carolina's voter ID law
(Law, Politics)
by J. B. Cannon (03 February 2012 16:43:17)

Will someone please tell me why it''s okay to require a photo ID to board a plane, to purchase alcohol or cigarettes, apply for food stamps or welfare, cash a check, open a bank account, etc. but heaven forbid we insist on a photo ID in order to cast a ballot, one of the most important things we do as citizens. It''s ridiculous. AG Holder and those who are against these new photo ID laws claim they discriminate against minorities, but that''s simply untrue. According to Chris Whitmire, a spokesman for the South Carolina State Election Commission, the law provides exemptions: for those who vote by absentee ballot, have a religious objection to having their photo taken, or due to a "reasonable impediment" like a physical disability. So if it''s truly too difficult for you to provide a photo ID, vote by absentee.
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Legislating the Internet
(Government, Law)
by Mike Hauser (03 February 2012 09:42:02)

Megacorporations want to legislate the Internet to protect their own intellectual property. But eventually, this will work heavily against the denizens of the Internet.
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