A Tale of New America: a judge burns the Constitution

Summary: Today we have another Tale of New America, as the government exempts from legal challenge the shadowy neocon group United Against Nuclear Iran. The tale is told here not as information (clickbait), but to spark your anger and action at what's happening to the Republic and what we have become.   {1st of 2 posts … Continue reading A Tale of New America: a judge burns the Constitution

Should we thank the Court as it rescues us from our bad laws? Or just bow?

Summary:  America remains locked in a battle between Left and Right. Each fights to protect the Constitution -- or the pieces of it they value. Neither cares for the it as other than a tool to advance their interests. The Constitution, torn between them, slowly withers. The American people mildly, intermittently cheer both sides -- … Continue reading Should we thank the Court as it rescues us from our bad laws? Or just bow?

The NDAA shows that justice is blind in America, but in a bad way

Summary:  Last week saw yet more evidence that the two parties have similar goals for America, differing mostly in the speed with which they'll drive us there. We also learn that Justice is blind in the New America, as it was in the America-that-once-was, but in a very different way. "Many remark that justice is … Continue reading The NDAA shows that justice is blind in America, but in a bad way

Please applaud this brave judge. We have too few of them in America today.

Summary:  American history can be seen as a series of tests to our judges.  From Dred Scott to Citizens United their responses to these challenges has shaped America.  The expansion of government power far beyond the limits of the constitution provides another test of our judges.  So far most have failed.  Today we look at … Continue reading Please applaud this brave judge. We have too few of them in America today.

The quest for Black’s civil rights was not like the quest for same sex marriages

Summary:  A follow-up to Another American judge weakens the Republic’s foundation, responding to comments that display serious amnesia about our history. I've received dozens of comments saying that Judge Walker's decision overturning California’s Proposition 8 (the opinion) was equivalent to one of the decisions overturning segregation, from Brown v. Board of Education (1954) through Loving v. Virginia (1967, … Continue reading The quest for Black’s civil rights was not like the quest for same sex marriages