Archive for March 28th, 2012

Does Expediency Trump Constitutionality?

Josh Marshall, big time blogger of the Left, seems to think so. In his short summary of yesterday’s SOCTUS proceedings, he complains thusly.

But what struck me more was how the the critical questions from the conservative bloc on the Court grappled so little with the actual economic role of health care provisions in society and the systemic market failure. These would seem to be precisely the issues the Commerce Clause is meant to address. Simply because the problem is serious doesn’t mean every possible solution is constitutional. But again, no real grappling with the practical issues the law was meant to address but rather a hyper-focus on academic and ideological points.

Does the Left really think that constitutionality can be overlooked if we really, really want the law? If so, then we have no Constitution. These concerns he calls "academic and ideological". When did keeping with the law, and the foundation of our laws, become merely academic and ideological?

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    Links for Wednesday, 28 March 2012

    California wants your 5 year-olds
    From HSLDA,

    AB 2203 would lower the compulsory attendance age for entry into school from 6 to 5 years of age. This requirement would apply to all children, whether their parents plan to send them to public school or private school (including private homeschools).

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    So… will Spike Lee now do the right thing?
    From FoxNews,

    A school-cafeteria lunch lady and her husband have received hate mail, unwanted visits from reporters and fearful inquiries from neighbors — all because their Sanford-area address is being disseminated on Twitter as belonging to Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, her son said late Tuesday.

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    More info on the possibility that a 1st century manuscript of the Gospel of Mark has been found

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    5 Reasons not to agree to a police search
    Like Linus told Lucy, “Those are good reasons!”

    1. It’s your constitutional right.

    2. Refusing a search protects you if you end up in court.

    3. Saying “no” can prevent a search altogether.

    4. Searches can waste your time and damage your property.

    5. You never know what they’ll find.

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    Google has acted… Have you?

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    Hey, I know! How about we do an object lesson on what it means to be a persecuted Christian?
    Yikes.

    A 14-year old Dauphin County girl said she thought she was going to die Wednesday night when two men with apparent guns raided a church meeting. She later found out that it was a learning exercise carried out by the church youth group.

    The mother of the young girl did not want to reveal their names. The teenager does not belong to the Glad Tidings Assembly of God church in Lower Swatara Township, but she decided to go to a youth meeting Wednesday night with a friend who told her the meetings were fun.

    Well, I guess it depends on how you define “fun”.

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