Washington, D.C. – Today is the two-year anniversary of President Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law (better known as “Obamacare”) and, ironically, the 237th anniversary of Patrick Henry’s “Give me Liberty or give me Death” speech. In the time since ObamaCare was passed, we have seen devastating consequences financially and morally to our nation. Several lawsuits have been filed against this law, and on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing oral argument.
Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial, San Diego, CA. Photo via Jay Sekulow, ACLJ
Washington, D.C. – The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which focuses on constitutional law, today urged the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of 34 members of Congress to take a case out of California in which a federal appeals court held that the federal government’s operation of the Mt. Soledad Veterans Continue reading →
Washington, D.C. – The Republican Policy Committee (RPC) of the United States Senate issued a report this week chronicling President Obama’s unconstitutional actions. This comes on the heels of a report released last week by nine attorneys general that, likewise, details numerous instances in which the Obama Administration has trampled individual liberty, stripped policing Continue reading →
About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning can not be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final.
~ Calvin Coolidge, Speech on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, July 5, 1926 Continue reading →
“Some writers have so confounded society with government, as to leave little or no distinction between them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins. Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness; the former promotes our happiness POSITIVELY by uniting our affections, the latter NEGATIVELY by restraining our vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions. The first a patron, the last a punisher.” ~Thomas Paine (excerpted from Common Sense, 1776)
“Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries By A Government, which we might expect in a country Without Government, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer. Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence; the palaces of kings are built on the ruins of the bowers of paradise.” Continue reading →
In this video, Join Steven Howard a.k.a. the Vermont Gadfly as he tries to solve some of his problems by doing what Washington and the Feds do to solve economic problems-throwing money at them. Continue reading →