Elena Kagan seems to think the government has the legitimate Constitutional power to require all Americans "to eat three fruits, and three vegetables a day." She says it's a dumb law, but implies that as a Justice we can count on her to uphold it as Constitutional under the Commerce Clause. See for yourself.
During her confirmation hearings, Senator Coburn asked Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan if the government has the constitutional power under the Commerce Clause, to require all Americans to eat three vegetables and three fruits a day.
She sidestepped the question by saying it would be a "dumb law," then added that the question of whether it's a dumb law is different from the question of whether or not it's constitutional, implying that she thinks it is.
If Congress passed such a law, we could count on Justice Kagan not to strike it down. That is her kind of judicial philosophy -- the kind that says the Commerce Clause essentially permits the government to do anything it wants.
A racist -- the joke goes -- is a Republican winning an argument with a Democrat. Indeed, social progressives shoot down any preference for less government and more liberty as racially-motivated. Think the government is spending too much money? Then you must be a racist. Oppose fascist medicine? Racist. Attend a Tea Party? Those were just a visceral reaction to the election of our country's first black president... because most Americans -- especially the kind that watch Fox News -- are racists.
The MSNBC crowd acts as if anyone who disagrees with their fiscal policy or jurisprudence must have a white hood in their closet, but the recent death of U.S. Senator and former KKK member Robert Byrd -- a Democrat -- highlights the truth about racism and partisan politics in the United States. As Scott Johnson notes in an article at The Power Line Blog, the Democratic Party has its own long and ugly history "as the party of slavery, segregation, and opposition to the equal treatment of blacks," a history, I would add, that Democrats are all too willing to quietly sweep under the rug.
In this video, I narrate my most recent article at CAIVN- Jack Hunter style. Opponents of cannabis legalization worry that it will have a detrimental effect on society. That feeling is understandable, but citing a Cato study, I take a look at Portugal where all drugs were decriminalized in 2001. Ten years later not only has Portugal avoided a nightmare of spiraling drug addiction, all signs indicate that drug use in Portugal has declined.
Shallow Al? Portland woman says Al Gore groped her and made unwanted sexual advances during a massage session in an Oregon hotel suite, calls him a giggling "crazed sex poodle." The woman alleges Mr. Gore forced her to drink Marnier, pinned her to a bed, and forcibly French kissed her. No charges have been filed because police say there is "not enough evidence."
Harry Reid's son is running for governor in Nevada, but one thing is notably missing from Rory Reid's first campaign ad: his last name.
Obstructionists: House panel blocks Republican measure "to direct Justice Deparment to release all documents pertaining to the White House's efforts to persuade Joe Sestak not to run for U.S. Senate." What happened to transparency? Rep. Issa (R) calls B.S. on White House crime coverup. Rahm Emmanuel: Expect "nothing more" from the White House on Sestak / Romanoff discussions.
Why does this keep happening? Passengers forced to remain on a plane for hours as it waited on the tarmac in sweltering 100 degree tempertures because the generators broke and there was no air conditioning. There were babies on the plane. People were fainting.
Elena Kaganat odds with Obama's promises of transparency (which isn't such a big deal, because so it Obama).