The extremely controversial case last year at the Supreme Court where the Court determined that the individual mandate of Obamacare was a constitutional exercise of Congress’ tax power. That case was a good example of a case involving the scope of Federal power. However, there are other issues involving Obamacare that have to do with the process of government; that is, there are not only Constitutional issues with what was done (did it exceed Congress’ authority or not), but how it was done. These issues …Read More »
Had a chance to sit through a “forum” for the Virginia Gubernatorial candidates and heard a classic argument that I’m sure many of us have heard a lot over the last year or two:
“Well, if we don’t take the money, then that means we’re a donor state…we’re paying our taxes and not getting money back. That’s not fair to Virginians.”
The arguer, of course, was the Democratic candidate for Governor, and the issue at hand, was “Medicaid Expansion.” For those of you not “in the know” …Read More »
It takes a village…right?
That’s what we’ve heard, anyway. That’s the mantra of many who feel that schools and “communities” should help parents make better decisions about what their children watch, read, eat, etc. They feel that parents – families – are inadequate, and even harmful, if not buttressed by the undying and committed support of the collective “village.” There was a recent hullabaloo about Melissa Harris Perry talking about how “children belonged to the community” which got her a lot of attention, and she is …Read More »