Posts in category "Constitution"
[The following was prompted by reading that a Progressive ChicagoNow blogger was going to attend a Trump rally] In life there is many a peril Floods, fires and animals feral. But add this to the rest: If you ever protest At Trump rallies, you’re fish in a barrel.
Like most everybody I love a good jest. Especially one that convulses the chest. But the humor’s much darker When a carnival barker May be the next president. Who would have guessed?
Of his greatness we’ll quibble and fudge; If granted, I would not begrudge. But in too many cases He left out common faces. Of which God is the ultimate judge.
“We need to put people on the bench who understand that the Constitution is not a living, breathing document ; it is to be interpreted as originally meant.” [Marco Rubio at the last Republican Debate] It says how it can be amended. By the courts it has often been bended But Rubio’s said... Read more »
The GOP warns that they all will obstruct him. And whomever he names to the court deconstruct him. Of the same it is more; We have seen this before. Since Obama’s been Prez they have totally f…ked him. “He [the president] shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to... Read more »
“According to a New York judge, two chimpanzees now have a right that until Monday was reserved for humans. The chimps, used in research at Stony Brook University, may never actually be released, but the court’s move represents a historic change in thinking about animal rights. Here’s what happened: In December 2013,... Read more »
Many Americans have never heard of Henry Wallace. But he deserves to be remembered. He was like Jefferson in that he respected the agrarian way of life and had faith in the power and destiny of the common man. He was Secretary of Agriculture in the darkest days of the Great Depression. Few at the... Read more »
My wife doesn’t like to talk politics. We seldom do. And usually I’m on a soapbox doing my Patrick Henry impersonation. She listens and nods her head. Until I’ve run out of words. This morning I brought up what many are talking about: the role torture has played since 9-11. The Senate’s report has... Read more »
How do you evangelize? asks one ChicagoNow blogger, a convert to Catholicism. Should you talk doctrine and cite Biblical passages? She thinks not. The best way, she says, (if I understand her) of delivering the Good News is to model it. I couldn’t agree more. I was born and raised a Roman Catholic. And... Read more »
By now the news may have percolated enough through the media for many Americans to realize that the Supreme Court under the inestimable John Roberts has loosened restrictions on individual campaign contributions. An individual still is limited to $2,600 per candidate ($5,200 total for primary and general elections), but the max (currently at $48,600)... Read more »