In the summer of 1776, revolution was in the air. Congress was meeting in Philadelphia, and it was impatient. Bloody skirmishes between colonial militias and British troops were upsetting the countryside. More British troops were on their way. Congress sensed it needed to do something. It wanted to vote for secession from Great Britain, and it needed a compelling document setting forth the reasons for doing so. … [Read more...] about Judge Andrew Napolitano: Our Declaration of Independence and the decision to revolt against Britain
The organization also has called for dismantling the family, saying, “We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure.” The breakdown of the black family and the rise of single-parent households is one of the root causes of poverty, crime, drug abuse and poor educational achievement in many black communities. Why would anyone who’s supposedly working for black progress want to tear down the very thing that helps to achieve it? … [Read more...] about Kay Coles James: Nation’s values under attack — we must do this to stop the left’s socialist agenda
It has been my long-held belief that conservatives of character on the federal bench, and especially on the Supreme Court, are our constitutional chaperones. They remind us that no matter the issue of the day or flavor of the month — the role of the courts is to simply apply the rule of law and determine the constitutionality of the issue before them. … [Read more...] about Matt Schlapp: Trump’s federal court legacy — how these judges will make a difference
In the Pew survey, the 63 percent of Republicans who said in early June that Covid-19 has been exaggerated is up from 47 percent in April. Just 18 percent of Democrats consider the outbreak exaggerated, up slightly from 14 percent in April. (Of course, the curve did seem to be flattened in early June before the surge that has rocked so many states since then.) … [Read more...] about Partisan divide over virus deepens as Republicans push Trump on masks
The owner in Knick v. Township of Scott had failed to seek compensation in state court before filing her federal lawsuit. That meant her federal case should have been barred under the court’s 1985 ruling in Williamson County Regional Planning Commission v. Hamilton Bank. But no, reasoned the chief justice. If the justices upheld that precedent to foreclose Knick’s suit, they would be elevating their own wrongly decided precedent over the Constitution’s prohibition on government takings without just compensation. … [Read more...] about Andrew McCarthy: Roberts helps protect abortion – Why did he go out of his way to do it?