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A Political Glossary Part IV

Allan12 Wrote: Jun 30, 2012 3:28 PM
Seems to me that the Supreme Court answered a question that was not asked in their ObamaCare decision. Specifically, they said there is no difference between taxing our actions and taxing our LACK of actions. Heretofor, government has taxed only our actions, e.g. our earned income, our USE of things like airlines, gasoline, cars, phone service, tobacco, alcohol, land - whatever. Now federal, state and local governments have been granted the right, authority, suggestion - whatever you call it - to tax our NOT doing anything they think we should do. A whole new ability to limit our freedom has been allowed as constitutional - FRIGHTENING!!! We must vet our candidates for office at all levels MUCH better going forward...
Charles3662 Wrote: Jul 01, 2012 6:54 AM
The Supreme Court jumped the track. They had no right to legislate from the bench. The Supreme Court like every other segment of our government has gone rogue. Would you vote for Ron Paul who would blindly follow the Constitution or simply make fun of him and call him a "silly old man?" We get the government we deserve. Don't look for better people who would make you happy, look for simpler adherence to the Constitution, that is our only salvation. Our founding fathers never imagined a creative Supreme Court! But that's what we have today.

Editor's note: This is Part IV in a series. Part I can be found here. Part II can be found here. Part III can be found here.

Nowhere is political rhetoric more shameless -- or more dangerous -- than in the pious names that politicians give to the legislation they pass. Perhaps the most egregious example is the so-called "Indian Child Welfare Act," which callously sacrifices the welfare of Indian children.

Time and again, children with some American Indian ancestry, who have been adopted by families that are not of that ancestry, have been suddenly taken by law from...