Eagle Forum Legislative Alerts

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

How judges justify constitutional rulings

The man who is supposedly our leading legal scholar now badmouths the US Constitution:
Federal constitutional law is the most amorphous body of American law because most of the Constitution is very old, cryptic, or vague. The notion that the twenty-first century can be ruled by documents authored in the eighteenth and mid-nineteenth centuries is nonsense.
So what caused this? It was to explain why he changed his mind on marriage:
Back in 1997, Judge Richard Posner wrote a book review in which he rejected the idea that there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. Last year, however, he wrote a prominent judicial opinion striking down laws banning same-sex marriage, holding that they violate the Fourteenth Amendment. In this recent Yale Law Journal essay, Posner explains the reasons for his change of heart. The key factor he cites is not any legal argument, but rather the evolution of public opinion
In other words, he admits that politics overrides the constitution.

The Wash. Post comments are overwhelmingly against Posner, such as this:
Ilya, you have to realize that in a world of judicial supremacy, 'rule of law' is 'rule of judges', who are ruled by whim. Sometimes their whims track with the Literal Constitution, sometimes not, but always with the Tacit Constitution, since they make it up as they go along. Judge Posner has simply incorporated the latest headlines into it.

The Establishment Looks For Plan B

The Republican Establishment thought they had designed a 2016 presidential nomination process that would make the nominee a business-friend moderate who avoids the so-called social issues. Plan A was to guarantee the nomination of Jeb Bush, whose views perfectly reflect the Republican donor class. But despite months of campaigning, $114 million raised in the first half of the year, and several debates with record-setting television viewership, Jeb Bush is registering only single digits in most polls. The consultants who rewrote the party rules are now trying to explain to their donors what went wrong.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Kasich campaign joins the Nazi name-callers

The John Kasich campaign has just launch a video attacking Trump:
You might not care that Donald Trump wants to deport illegal aliens, because you are not an illegal immigrant. You might not care that Trump wants to bomb ISIS terrorists, because you are not one. You might not care that he does not want to import cheap labor for the convenience of billionaires, because you are not a billionaire. If he keeps going, and he actually becomes president, he might just stick up for the interests of American citizens. If you are a terrorist who wants to come to America, you better hope that there is someone left to help you.
Just kidding, I paraphrased it. It is attempt to call Trump a Nazi for sticking up for American interests. The name-calling will continue.

Update: The Muslims are also annoyed with Kasich for saying:
John Kasich would like to add a new federal agency if he becomes president: one to promote "Judeo-Christian Western values."

Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, the Ohio governor said the U.S. “must be more forceful in the battle of ideas.”

"U.S. public diplomacy and international broadcasting have lost their focus on the case for Western values and ideals and effectively countering our opponents' propaganda and disinformation,” Kasich said. “I will consolidate them into a new agency that has a clear mandate to promote the core, Judeo-Christian Western values that we and our friends and allies share: the values of human rights, the values of democracy, freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom of association."
I guess it is controversial today for Republicans to promote those values and freedoms.

Video Games Cause Women to Gain Weight

There are many good reasons to keep your family away from video games. Video games are addictive and can waste big amounts of time that would be better spent on schoolwork, exercise, or reading the Bible. Many video games are extremely violent in content, which can be disturbing for impressionable minds.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

David Fiorazo — The Cost of Our Silence: Consequences of Christians Taking the Path of Least Resistance

On this morning’s Eagle Forum Live - Totalitarian regimes keep the church silent through force: in America, churches stay silent by choice. What are the consequences?

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