Thursday, February 24, 2011

Obama: DOMA Unconstitutional, DOJ Should Stop Defending In Court

This is grotesque. The 5th amendment concerns government actions such as stealling your property or throwing you into jail without a fair trial. It has nothing to do with "equal protection­" as in teh 14th amendment. The latter applies only to states and not the federal government­. In fact, it empowers Congress to legislate appropriat­ely to enforce the 14th amendment - which it did via DOMA.

In every state where the people have decided the fate of same-sex marriage directly, they have declined to recognize or subsidize it. Only where the judiciary or the legislatur­e denied the people the power to decide has same-sex marriage been imposed. If anything, those states are in violation of the Constituti­on, and the federal government has an obligation to restore "republica­n government­" in those states (article 4, section 4).
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Voting Rights for DC! (Through Retrocession)

The New York Times is upset that the new Republican majority in the House of Representatives wants to inflict the worst sort of conservative social experimentation on the residents of DC.

This can only happen, of course, because of the "Enclave Clause" of the U.S. Constitution, which allows the federal government to govern DC directly.  For the left, the solution to giving voting rights to DC residents is to make it a state.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Disgrace of Earmarks

The New York Times has gathered the usual bunch of whiners to complain about losing their earmarks.  Even Republican Congressmen are starting to flake out on the earmark issue.

Here are a couple of the most egregious ones:

Thursday, February 3, 2011

On the Egyptian Army's Prestige

Conrad Black's analysis of Egypt is quite compelling.  He notes that the "Egyptian Army's prestige is based on ..... its penetration of the Israeli Bar Lev Line on the Suez Canal in the Yom Kippur War of 1973....."

I've heard this from other sources, too.  But doesn't that show what a screwed up country Egypt is? I mean, after all, Egypt did lose the 1973 war, in the end.  It's kind of like Germany celebrating its successful war in 1939 and 1940, or Britain celebrating its victories in the American Revolution until George Washington's Continental Army moved out of its winter camp in Valley Forge.

Here's Nordicus' rule: Successful countries venerate their military forces for their victories, not their defeats!