Constitution  (Page 12)

Were We Indecent in 1980?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 7:48am 5/18/2010 at 7:48am

In Graham v. Florida, the Supreme Court held that it violated the constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishments to imprison someone with no possibility of parole based upon crimes, other than homicide, committed while a juvenile.

These lines (at page 40 of the pdf.) in the concurring opinion by Justice Stevens,...

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“Limited Federal Government = No Government” (or something like that)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 10:32am 5/4/2010 at 10:32am

Dana Milbank argues that conservatives are hypocritical in seeking government involvement in the Gulf oil cleanup, Through oil-fouled water, big government looks better and better:

There is something exquisite about the moment when a conservative decides he needs more government in his life….

It may have taken an ecological disaster, but the gulf-state...

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A Rising Conservative Star – From Puerto Rico?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 7:45pm 4/25/2010 at 7:45pm

Puerto Rico is approaching a plebiscite on statehood, pursuant to congressional legislation which is under consideration. Pat at And So It Goes In Shreveport has a good post summing up the current politics of statehood for Puerto Rico.

One person to keep an eye on is the current Governor of Puerto Rico,

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The Guns & Tobacco Mandate

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 7:00am 3/24/2010 at 7:00am

In my post yesterday regarding the health care mandate, I suggested that if the courts held that the health care mandate were constitutional, then the Congress would have the power to declare weekly Blue Light Mandates.

Given the potentially sweeping Congressional power to impose mandates, I asked readers to come up with...

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We Need “Blue Light” Mandates

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 4:15pm 3/23/2010 at 4:15pm

The mandate is front and center in the constitutional challenges to Obamacare’s requirement that everyone purchase health insurance or suffer penalties.

I’ve been posting about the mandate since last summer, since the mandate for...

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Freedom So Willingly Relinquished

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 10:09am 3/21/2010 at 10:09am

Anyone who has read this blog before knows that since last summer I have focused on the mandate as the core evil in the various incarnations of the Democratic restructuring of the health care system.

So much else that is wrong in the current bill set for vote today stems from the...

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Coffee Party Constitution

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 8, 2010 at 10:33am 3/8/2010 at 10:33am

via Electra at Livewyer

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Founding Fathers Are Role Models For Progressives?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 6:31pm 2/25/2010 at 6:31pm

In the midst of whining about how sick and tired she is about progressives who whine, a blogger at Firedoglake writes that progressive activists need to be more like the Founding Fathers:

I’m so torqued off right now I could spit. Perhaps it’s because I’m a mom and I’ve dealt with enough...

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Here’s What Early Draft Of Constitution Said

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 4:11pm 2/2/2010 at 4:11pm

An early draft of the Constitution has been found in Philadelphia. Although the handwriting is not perfectly clear, my sources tell me that this is how the Preamble read in this early draft:

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic...

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