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WJF: How can "judges" be the final arbiter of what is or is not constitutional, if all political power is vested in the people?
Following the rule of law is the way to hold all three branches accountable. If those in power fail to follow the law, then it is up to the people make them. The mechanism is available, but the people have been intimidated, and are afraid to exercise their power.
Fixing cannot be accomplished until a problem is acknowledged. SS and Medicare are unlawful programs. It is true that those who were swindled out of there money by the hawkers of such programs are victims. But, victims of muggers recognize that the muggers' criminal actions do not entitle them to mug of the next innocent stranger they encounter and steal their money back. Neither can victims of Federal mugging demand compensation from innocent taxpayers.
WJF: Before submitting that list to Mr. Cruz, you might want to weed out the redundancy and contradictions. Please take this as a constructive suggestion not an attack.
Joycey: Below you say: "Marxist entitlements have to be phased out. People paid for them and are relying on them." Do you apply such gradualism to all criminal behavior? Either the entitlements you refer to are lawful (authorized by the Constitution), or they are unlawful. If unlawful, how long to you propose to allow such criminal acts to continue?
Great list WJF. 1. Abolish ObamaCare. I agree. But why stop there. How about abolishing Medicare and Medicaid at the same time. Those two programs are what made Obamacare seem necessary. The money the Feds steal from the people and pump back into the Medical system drives prices to astronomical heights. Of course none of that can happen without first undermining the prestige and power of the AMA. What is your plan for that? What about the FDA? Surely they are largely responsible for the high cost of drugs. Then there is the simpatico between big-pharma and Congress; how is that coital relationship to be interrupted?
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Eminent Disaster

InsightingTruth Wrote: Mar 13, 2014 12:35 PM
SCOTUS has no political power. All political power belongs to the people. (Please read your Constitution.)
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Eminent Disaster

InsightingTruth Wrote: Mar 13, 2014 12:21 PM
Jacoby's definition of "public use" is far too broad. The placement of a post office is not sufficiently important to justify invoking eminent domain. No one should be surprised at the frequency of eminent domain abuse. It is the natural result of the all too common American, I should say un-American, belief that the collective has an interest in the property of an individual. It all begins with the wrong headed notion that perpetual tribute must be paid to government for the unalienable right to property.
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A Rivalry of Government Hackers

InsightingTruth Wrote: Mar 13, 2014 11:11 AM
Besides the "democracy" misstatement, Mr. Napolitano, whom I regard very highly, also implies that governments have "interests." Governments do not have interests or rights; governments have powers. The difference is critical to a free people. I wish Mr. Napolitano would be more careful in his use of language.
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A Love/Hate Relationship With CPAC

InsightingTruth Wrote: Mar 09, 2014 10:35 AM
Conservatives seek control of the mechanisms of government for the exact same reason progressives seek control of government. Younger CPAC attendees repeatedly voice their desire for more freedom. Freedom is only achieved by reducing the cost and intrusiveness of government. "Conservatives" from the mold of Derek Hunter are terrified by the mere suggestion of that kind of freedom.
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A Love/Hate Relationship With CPAC

InsightingTruth Wrote: Mar 09, 2014 10:24 AM
Hunter is such a weasel! He glibly throws out this line, "– there simply is nothing approaching a bold vision coming from conservatives, libertarians or Republicans right now." He disingenuously includes "libertarians" as if it is not the libertarian minded "conservative" that regularly win the CPAC straw poll. Hunter shows himself to be one of the same small minded fools he is complaining about.
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