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Double-talk: a.k.a. Lyin’ *wink*

October 20th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Sarah Palin, explaining how she favors a federal constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, says, I’m not going to be out there judging individuals, sitting in a seat of judgment telling what they can and can’t do, should and should not do… (Scott Conroy, “Palin Breaks With McCain On Gay Marriage Ban” (October 20, 2008) CBS […]

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Tags: 2008 Presidential Election

Civil Rights? Whatever…

April 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

I really don’t know how many times I’m going to beat my head against a wall before I just give up and realize that the United States Constitution is dead. And that no one cares. These days, anything the police wish to do is not only justified, but considered a-ok, no problemo, what-the-hell-are-you-complaining-for?-we’re-just-trying-to-keep-everyone-safe. Anderson Cooper […]

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Tags: Civil Rights · Law and Legal Issues · Social Issues · The Rule of Law

First, We Fire All the Liberals

September 17th, 2007 · No Comments

Erwin Chemerinsky is one of the most renowned of constitutional scholars; he’s been rightly called a “demi-god.” U.C. Irvine is apparently trying to get a new law school off the ground. I say “apparently,” because they’re sure going about it in a funny way. They may have shot themselves in the foot before they started: […]

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Tags: Culture Wars

You See, The Trouble Is, I’m Actually An American…

January 11th, 2004 · No Comments

Several blogs I read have been linking to a well-written first-hand reaction of someone outside the United States to the now-entrenched paranoia of the United States. If democracy were sick and terrorism were the disease, the Bush Administration’s “cure” has surely killed the patient.

In fact, this is exactly what has happened.

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Tags: Homeland Security

Rush Limbaugh & the Erosion of Civil Liberties

December 23rd, 2003 · 1 Comment

Don’t misunderstand me: I do not like Rush Limbaugh and I never have.

However, one has to wonder how the Constitution, or at least the Bill of Rights, can possibly retain any meaning if prosecutors are allowed to peruse people’s medical records “to see whether they suggest criminal conduct or not.”

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Tags: Law and Legal Issues