Tag Archives: Supreme Court

Marco Rubio Disqualifies himself for the job of President

“In essence, if we are ever ordered by a government authority to personally violate and sin — violate God’s law and sin — if we’re ordered to stop preaching the Gospel, if we’re ordered to perform a same-sex marriage as someone presiding over it, we are called to ignore that. We cannot abide by that […]

In the Name of The Lord

With the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage, where they followed the Constitution with its guarantees for Americans to have equality under the law, many who are opposed to equality for all often say that God’s law dictates what marriage is supposed to be about. By God, it’s safe to assume they mean the Israeli […]

The Devil is Real

I’ve been meaning to put a few of my thoughts about Pope Francis together but lacked the impetus needed to force myself in front of the blank page. Not that I haven’t scribbled a bit about him before: Pope I Pope II I’ve been reading the media’s seeming adoration for this Pope with a sardonic […]

Ginsberg Rocks It

If you haven’t yet read Justice Ginsberg’s dissent to the Hobby Lobby ruling from the Supreme Court, I strongly suggest that you do. It is fascinating, educational and a terrific social commentary all in one. This ruling strikes me as a particularly easy one to dissent from, which makes the majority opinion all the more […]

Conservatives or Radical Extremists?

The relentless march to the right by the Republican Party has allowed candidates like Rick Perry and Rick Santorum to make a semi-serious run for the Party’s nomination for President. Newt Gingrich is certainly running as a far right candidate as well, although his history betrays him as someone not wholly committed to that place […]

The Supreme Court Supports Discrimination

Today, the highest court in the land ruled against a woman who was fired over a disability. While this may sound contrary to the law when it comes to wrongful termination, the difference in this case was the entity doing the discriminatory firing: The Church. An Evangelical Lutheran Church and School in Michigan, Hosanna-Tabor, fired […]

Obama in 2012 – a race between Right and Further Right

Barack Obama has shown himself to be a progressive voice for change in America, a champion for the advancement of our nation and its citizens to build a brighter future for all. At least in his speeches that is what he’s shown himself to be. I believe it’s what made us fall for the man […]

Corporations are people too

That’s what the Supreme Court of the United States decided today in a split decision, 5-4.¹ It’s best to consider this decision with some historical background. In 1907, President Teddy Roosevelt called on Congress to restrict corporations, railroads and banks from using their own money in federal election campaigns. The Tillman Act was enacted and […]

The End of an Error

I saw that on a bumper sticker with the date 1/20/09. I thought it was clever, and after the historic election we have been through and the epic economic crisis we find ourselves in, it seemed like a good time to jot down my thoughts on the Duhbya years. I was living in Royal Palm […]