Posts in category "Constitution"

On freedom of speech at a Trump rally

  [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.

Trump, what if? It's time to take the sideshow seriously.

  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?

A final verdict on Antonin Scalia

  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.
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Constitutionally, Rubio is unfit to be president

  “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 »

On replacing Scalia, Republicans advise the President of their dissent

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 »

Should chimpanzees enjoy some human rights?

      “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 »
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Henry Wallace Could Have Been Speaking of the Koch Brothers

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 »

The Case Against Torture As a Function of National Security

  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 Should a Catholic Evangelize? Let Me Tell Ya.

  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 »
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The Supreme Court Rules That the First Amendment Bends Toward Money

  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 »