April 26, 2005
Silencing the Opposition
For some time now, I've been focusing particularly on egregious news concerning Bush's shameless self-promotion through propaganda and his systematic silencing of opposing views. Now, even specific viewpoints are beneath the concern of this administration, as they have resorted to silencing those who have merely given past support to John Kerry or the Democratic Party.» Continue reading "Silencing the Opposition"
April 25, 2005
Christian Conservative Activists Declare Holy War on the Nations' Courts
This week's Newsweek Magazine has an excellent article on the Christian Conservative Republicans' Jihad against the third branch of our government. This sort of rhetoric only serves to undermine the judiciary in the eyes and minds of the people. It is not healthy and serves only a portion of the American population.» Continue reading "Christian Conservative Activists Declare Holy War on the Nations' Courts"
April 20, 2005
Tom Delay's Dying Words?
Tom Delay that bastion of un-questionable morals and ethics, is once again speaking out of the side of his ill-informed mouth, once again attacking the third and co-equal branch of government for its failure to-gasp-rule the way he wanted them to in the Terri Schiavo case.» Continue reading "Tom Delay's Dying Words?"
April 16, 2005
Bill Frist's Christian Jihad
In the latest broadside to be fired in the ongoing war between the Democrat's and Republican's in the Senate over the time honored tradition of the filibuster, the Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has decide to brand Democrats "enemy's of Christianity," on a nationally televised broadcast entitled "Justice Sunday" on April 24, sponsored by the ultra-conservative Family Research Council.» Continue reading "Bill Frist's Christian Jihad"
April 11, 2005
April 10, 2005
Witnessing a Double-Edged Sword
Tens of thousands of Iraqis gathered today in Baghdad to protest the American invasion of their nation. There has yet to have been such a blatant example of the double-edged sword of the war in Iraq.» Continue reading "Witnessing a Double-Edged Sword"
April 8, 2005
The Slippery Slope of Death
People who tried to keep Terri Schiavo alive argued at times about a possible "slippery slope" that we could end up following if we allowed her feeding tube to be pulled while there was a controversy over what she wanted to have happen in the situation. And, while I disagreed with their view and believed that legally the proper channels were taken, it appears that they may have been right in the case of Mae Magourik.» Continue reading "The Slippery Slope of Death"
Military Commissions and Inalienable Rights
Thursday, a three judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court heard oral arguments in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, a challenge to the first military tribunal convened by our national government since the WWII-era. I have helped Hamdan-s co-counsel, Professor Neal Katyal, in this case since August. In this article, I will only try to explain why a federalist or conservative should care that Mr. Hamdan, a driver for Osama Bin Laden and an alleged terrorist, is being tried in a military commission whose rules, procedure and composition are all created under the complete and total discretion of one man- the President of the United States.» Continue reading "Military Commissions and Inalienable Rights"
April 5, 2005
The Looming American Theocracy
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances...US CONT, amend 1.» Continue reading "The Looming American Theocracy"