Archive for June, 2012

The Healthcare Law Ruling

No doubt most people have learned of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the healthcare law that was released yesterday.  The justices upheld the individual mandate portion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, also derisively known as “ObamaCare,” by a 5-4 vote, ironically with Chief Justice John Roberts aligning his opinion with […]

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Special Election Day

Today is Special Election Day in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District to finally fill the House seat vacated by Gabrielle Giffords’ well-known incapacitation.   After nearly a full congressional session, the people of AZ-8 will soon have their constitutional rights restored. The two major candidates are Democrat Rob Barber, her former district director and victim of the […]

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Loitering Drones for Police Surveillance?

Representative Austin Scott (R-GA) introduced a bill in the House of Representatives on Thursday, 7 June, that would place significant restrictions on the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) by federal law enforcement agencies for those purposes, including requiring warrants to conduct these activities outright or to use incidental evidence collected in the legal pursuit […]

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The Wealth Redistribution Theory in a Different Context

One of the central themes that recent and, at least foreseeably, future politics represent in this country is whether or not Americans are willing to tolerate, or in fact embrace, a federal government that acts as an agent of forceful redistribution of material wealth.  Never mind the fact that the Constitution quite clearly addresses this […]

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