Posts Tagged ‘constitution’

The Unconstitutionality of the “Stupak” Executive Order

March 21, 2010

Bart Stupak and the rest of his “Stupak 12” just got hoodwinked by the President.  The President and the group agreed to an executive order stating that the “Hyde Amendment” which is voted on every year to forbid HHS Deparment funds from being used to fund abortions applies to the health care reform bill.  In return, the Stupak “12” agreed to vote for Health Care Reform.  But the President, acting alone, cannot enact this restriction without Congressional authorization.

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Our Security vs. Our Ideals

April 30, 2009

“As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals.  Our Founding Fathers, faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience’s sake,” so said President Obama during his inauguration.

I have heard no more idealistic statement by a politician who actually held power since I started following politics more than 20 years ago.  It was such a refreshing view of our country’s dreams, hopes, and ideals, especially after 8 years of utter disgrace.

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