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Justice Kennedy Retiring?

Conservative legal experts in Washington, D.C. are buzzing over the rumor that Justice Anthony Kennedy may be retiring soon.

Insiders say his resignation from the Supreme Court could come as soon as Monday, June 26th — and the prospect of President Donald Trump getting a second nominee for the Supreme Court has liberals across the country in hysterics.

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Women Put On The Plantation

I don’t know about other women, but I am getting very weary of hearing the Demonrats claim conservatives have a war against women over contraception.

After the Hobby Lobby case and the SCOTUS decision on that the left started to scream bloody murder about how women won’t have access to contraceptives and no control over their bodies.

According to Hillary Clinton:

I disagree with the reasoning as well as the conclusion. I find it deeply disturbing we are going in that direction. You know part of the reason I was so adamant about including women and girls in our foreign policy, not as a luxury, but as a central issue is because they’re often the canaries in the mine. You watch women and girls being deprived of their rights. Some of them never have them. Some of them lose them, and among those rights is control over their bodies, control over their own healthcare, control over the size of their families, and it is a disturbing trend that you see in a lot of societies that are unstable, anti-democratic and, frankly, prone to extremism, where women’s bodies are used as the defining and unifying issue to bring together people — men — to get them to behave in ways that are disadvantageous to women but prop up rulers.”

You have got to be kidding me. She is trying to compare this to Islamic law? What an absurd statement! She is downright crazy. And now with her crazy statement women will now flock to her. I would like to know how many women vote only on their ovaries.

Smart women vote on other real issues, not just on whether they can get someone to pay for their abortions.  I hope there are not that many dumb women in this country.

Employers provide contraceptives to their employees as long as I can remember without Big Government telling them to do so.

Hobby Lobby provides 16 contraception forms and just objected to the 4 that cause abortion.  Since when is it necessary to pay for other women’s abortions.  There are tons of clinics and Planned Parenthood who gladly perform abortions.  There are clinics that provide the 4 abortion drugs that women have access to.

Rather than a war on women by Conservatives, it is actually done by the demonrats who treat  women as if they have no idea how to get these drugs and have control over their bodies.  This is just like how the demonrats keep blacks on the plantation. They make certain groups look helpless. Now they want all women to be on the plantation as if they are so stupid they can’t figure out how to have control over their bodies.

It is puzzling to me that women want to be treated like this.  There are plenty of women in this country who figure out how to have control over their bodies without the left telling them how to do it and forcing others to pay for them.

The demonrats will use this case to win the White House in 2016 claiming that a conservative president would deny women access to contraceptives. It never ends. The lies keep coming and according to an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll a majority of people think employers should supply women with contraceptives. I am sure the poll left out that Hobby Lobby does supply these and left out the part about the abortion causing drugs.  Or,  are that many who believe in murdering babies which is a horrifying thought.

SCOTUS undermines Science

The Supreme Court has taken up another case based on the Environmental Protection Agency’s campaign of lies that carbon dioxide  is the cause of “climate change” and claims about the quality of air in the United States. The Court is composed of lawyers, not scientists.

At this point in the present era, the Court has made rulings that run contrary to the original, clear intent of the U.S. Constitution and has wrought havoc on our society.

In 1973, it ruled that the killing of unborn babies was protected; and millions since then have been deliberately killed. It extended protection to sodomy and same-sex marriage. It is destroying the fabric of our society  that has served Americans well for more than two hundred years.

It ruled that the Affordable Health Care Act was a “tax”, enabling Obamacare to be unleashed with the subsequent loss of health care plans by millions of Americans, often the loss of their personal physician, and the requirement that deeply-held religious opposition to contraception and abortion be negated by a law that requires their beliefs be overruled and denied.

In 2007, I wrote a commentary  that was published in The Washington Times. I criticized a Supreme Court ruling that carbon dioxide (CO2) was a “pollutant”, opening the door to the EPA’s rapacious intent to control all aspects of our lives based on this lie that is used to justify its war on coal-fired plants that provide nearly half of all the electrical energy we use daily.  “CO2 is not a pollutant,” I wrote, “It exists in the Earth’s atmosphere and every blade of grass and every tree depends on it.” It plays no role whatever in the Earth’s climate.

The Clean Air Act and revisions passed in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1990s. The original regulation of air pollution was a good idea, as were the laws affecting clean water; but the EPA has since used pollution to impose a vast matrix of regulations that do not reflect the fact that the nation’s air and water is now as clean as it ever can be.

Carbon monoxide emissions have fallen from 197 million tons to 89 million tons. Nitrogen oxide emissions fell from 27 million tons to 19 million tons. Sulfur dioxide emissions fell from 31 million tons to 15 million tons. Lead emissions fell by more than 98%.  Particulate emissions (soot) fell by 80%. The air in the U.S. is considerably cleaner, but the EPA’s assertions continue to be made to expand its regulatory power and to attack the sovereignty of the states.

A case that was recently argued before the Court is another EPA effort to rewrite the Clean Air Act, asserting that it be given authority to regulate the flow of alleged “pollution” between “upwind” states and those who receive particulates and gases under its control. Some 27 states are considered “upwind,” and those states along with all others have their own air control laws.

A coalition led by Texas of more than a dozen other states brought a case, Environmental Protection Agency v. EME Homer City Generation, opposing the EPA’s regulatory re-write of the Clean Air Act. In August 2012, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the EPA, which appealed to the Supreme Court.

The Wall Street Journal noted that “The D.C. Circuit only rarely overturns EPA rules, which shows how out of bounds the cross-state regulation is. The Supreme Court should overturn it for violating the federalist intentions of Congress, but there is also the added judicial incentive to show this increasingly rogue agency that it can’t rewrite the law as it pleases.

The U.S. has been harmed by the many laws whose justification is based on the totally unscientific hoax regarding CO2. During the 101st and 111th Congresses, there were 692 laws introduced containing the term “greenhouse gas” when, in fact, CO2 is NOT such a gas, playing no role whatever in trapping warmth to affect the weather and/or climate of the Earth.

Stringent domestic laws and regulations, moreover, do not take into consideration the role of many other nations whose emissions are far greater than those produced here. However, reducing their emissions will have no effect on the Earth’s climate. The Earth is in what will likely be a lengthy cycle of cooling based on reduced solar radiation. It recently snowed in Egypt and in Israel, where snow has long been a rarity.

The Obama administration’s “war on coal” has used the EPA to inflict an attack on the nation’s capacity to provide energy. And the EPA has not ceased from using every ruling it has imposed to degrade the nation’s ability to maintain and expand the industrial base it needs to provide for economic growth, an increase in jobs, and the sovereign right of states to determine their own response to the need for clean air. The U.S. is a republic composed of separate republics.

At this point, control of the nation’s air and water quality should be returned in full to the states; and the EPA should be eliminated as the threat to the nation it has become. The Supreme Court has played a role in this threat, ruling without any attention to real science, traditional values, and the clear intent of the Constitution.

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Considering the recent activist role the SCOTUS is playing it does not seem that they are following the Constitution and are becoming dangerous to We, the People.  I wonder if these lawyers have a chance of getting the EPA knocked down to size and ridding us of this onerous agency.

There is another lawsuit coming up soon waged by some groups and Senators McConnell, Rand Paul, Reps Andy Barr and Tom Massie who have been fighting for KY’s coal industry which the EPA is destroying.

And the folks of W. VA should be mad as hell at Joe Manchin who ran campaign ads picturing his shooting a gun at a sign which said EPA and I have not heard of him doing one thing to stop the destruction of coal in his state.  W.VA has been devastated by the EPA destruction of their coal industry while ghost towns appear everywhere now and people have no jobs.

Executive Orders by Dave Taylor, Contributing Writer

George Washington used the first Executive Order after only three months in office.  Every single president since then used EOs.  By the time Lincoln was president during 1862,  13,000 were issued. Those were not numbered.

President Lincoln suspended the writ of habeas corpus and issued the Emancipation Proclamation by an EO.  So how did United States Presidents get the power to issue an EO and bypass congress and carry the same legal weight as laws passed by congress?

Article II, Section 1 of our Constitution grants this authority to Presidents.  Section 3 of Article II further directs the President to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”  EOs run completely against the general logic of the Constitution that no one should have power to act unilaterally.  However, those who wrote the Constitution gave the president this power. Am I the only one confused?  Was this set up to fail from the beginning? Where in the world did our Founders find the faith to believe Presidents would not abuse this power?

Many important policy changes occurred through EOs.  President Eisenhower used an EO to desegregate schools.  Presidents Kennedy and Johnson used them to bar racial discrimination in federal housing, hiring, and contracting.  President Reagan used an EO to bar the use of federal funds for advocating abortion. Then years later President Clinton reversed this order when he was in office.  Is anyone else thinking our Founders should have thought this one through a little better?

If Congress does not like an EO, it has two main options.  First, it may rewrite or amend a previous law, or spell it out in greater detail how the Executive Branch must act.  Of course, the President has the right to veto the bill if he disagrees with it, so, in practice, a 2/3 majority is often required to override an EO. Huh? This is the truth, but it sure doesn’t make sense to me.

EOs can also be challenged in court on the basis it deviates from congressional intent or exceeds the President’s powers.  History shows the Supreme Court has been very tolerant of a range of EOs.  Oh goody.  We see how well that checks and balance has worked out!  We all just learned that Obamacare is Constitutional because the SCOTUS said so.  Well, actually four communist said it was in its submitted form and then Chief Justice Traitor rewrote it for congress, so he could vote it Constitutional.

I’m sure the brilliant men who wrote our Constitution had nothing but the best intention by giving Presidents the power of EOs.   I just wish they remembered power always corrupts.  Someone with that power will push their personal agenda.  Our Republic and history proves they get away with it almost every single time using EOs.  I believe it’s time to revisit that part of our Constitution and give it a much more narrow scope of power and clear-cut definition.  I wish that could be accomplished before this November’s election.

Who Has The Power?

DAVE TAYLOR is a guest writer who wrote the following article.   The Hawk and I like to have guest writers appear on our blog for extra interest, fresh ideas, or for that writer’s views.  We like to “kick it up a notch” on occasion.

Please feel free to comment as usual.

WHO really has the power in the United States? Is it the President? It would certainly seem so with our current President. Obama has ignored Congressional permission, ignored our Constitution and broken laws by using Executive Orders to further his own Socialist political agenda.

In ONE attempt to finally stop his lawless ways, many states sued because “Obamacare” is unconstitutional and is heading to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has the power to declare “Obamacare” unconstitutional and kill it dead in its tracks. So does the Supreme Court have the most power?

Each SCOTUS member has a lifetime appointment nominated by the current sitting President. The nominee is obviously going to have the same political outlook as the President that nominated them, so whichever party is the majority appoints  justices  to the SCOTUS who can  impose their political “mantra” on our country. That gives the Supreme Court a tremendous amount of power to reshape our current laws. Obama got two of his left-wing, socialist friends on the Supreme Court when the Democrat’s had full control of approval. So, we know have two socialists (if not outright communist) sitting on the highest court in our Republic based country with the power to reshape our laws.

Due to the fact that Congress approves Supreme Court nominee’s and passes laws (that can override a decision the Supreme Court imposed on our country) , do they have the most power? It would seem so, but it comes down to what party holds the greatest number in the House and what party holds the greatest in the Senate. If the same party holds the most in both, then Congress is extremely powerful. If the same party’s majority is large enough, they can even pass laws that the current sitting President vetoes.

Unfortunately, during the first two years of Obama’s Presidency, the liberal Democrats had the majority in the Senate and the House and passed both his SCOTUS nominees and every socialistic bill that Obama wanted passed. Our country has paid and continues to pay a very heavy price due to Obama’s intention’s to turn the United States into a socialistic country.

So who really holds the power in our country? In my opinion, the answer is quite simple. The registered voters in our country have the real power. Registered voters place all of Congress and the President into office. Registered voters can disallow our rewriting our Constitution  and to keep our Republic  in place in our country.  Registered voters need to vote for citizens running for office that will keep our constitution safe, abide by our Constitution and keep this great country a Republic…not let it turn into a Socialist, Communist or Marxist State.  So, shame on all of you that voted for Obama and all the liberal loony Congressmen that are trying to destroy our great country.  If you are not registered…then double shame on you!

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