'The powers of the legislature are defined and
limited; and that those limits may not be mistaken, or forgotten, the
Constitution is written."
—Chief Justice John Marshall, writing in Marbury v. Madison (1803).
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals cites those
prophetic words in its
decision yesterday finding President Obama's individual health-care
mandate unconstitutional, and they do seem more relevant than ever. The
2-1 opinion is another landmark in restoring the government of limited
and enumerated powers that the Framers envisioned.
is "breathtaking in its expansive scope," the court wrote. "The
government's position amounts to an argument that the mere fact of an
individual's existence substantially affects interstate commerce, and
therefore Congress may regulate them at every point of their life. This
theory affords no limiting principles in which to confine Congress's
In other words, if the government can impose this kind of "economic
mandate"—if it can force individuals to enter contracts with private
companies "from birth to death"—there are no longer limits on what it
cannot do. "These types of purchasing decisions are legion," Judges
Hall and Dubina write. [Full]
Rush predicted yesterday that Obama would
continue to fund implemantion, so that when it reaches the SCOTUS
he can argure, "Look, we've already spent $2 trillion on it .... ."
climate skeptics can finally get excited about the 2012 election: Rick
Perry, their candidate of choice, is about to officially throw his hat
in the ring.
Perry calls global warming "all one contrived phony mess that is
falling apart under its own weight." Unlike many of the other GOP
presidential candidates, he hasn't expressed concern about climate
change in the past, so he won't have to do any back-pedaling. [GRIST
- a Beacon in the Smog]
Hymas of "Grist," the Guardian's Enviro-wacko network does
— plugging your ears and going "la la
la la" doesn't make global warming
disappear. Perry's state is getting absolutely hammered by heat and the
worst one-year drought in its recorded history.
Here's the thing about that, a
thing I did not know. Quoting Ms. Hymas.
served as Al Gore's Texas campaign chair in the 1988 presidential race,
just before switching his party allegiance from Democrat to Republican,
but conservatives don't have to worry that Perry holds any residual
affection for the former veep. "I've
heard Al Gore talk about man-made
global warming so much that I'm starting to think that his mouth
leading source of all that supposedly deadly carbon dioxide," Perry
said in 2007.
Jayzuz H Cripes!
Lisa, you ignorant slut.AGW
Anthropogenic global warming ( man-made global warming!).
Get it? Yes Earth is undergoing climate change and has been
24/7 for 3½ billion years. Man does not, and can not cause
significant and lasting climate change. We are piss-ants.
You've been played like a banjo by climate change charlatans> That they are liars, crooks and
baggers has been proved. As Algore is wont to say - that debate
But that's not what this is about. Politicians who jumped on the
AGW bandwagon are, must-be, stupid or cynical or both. Perry is
neither. Point: Perry. But screw that. It's another
negative issue. If all the global warmists in the country drank
Kool-Aid today, it wouldn't help the economy, This will
Perry also prays for a rollback of EPA
regulations: "Frankly I
pray for the president every day," he recently told CBN News. "I pray
for his wisdom. I pray that God will open his eyes. I wish this
president would turn back the health-care law that's been passed, ask
that his EPA back down all these regulations that are causing
businesses to hesitate to spend money."
But Perry's efforts
to hog-tie the EPA haven't stopped at prayer. Last year, his
administration filed suit against the EPA to block the agency from
regulating greenhouse gas emissions. The suit centered on claims that
the so-called "Climategate" emails undermined climate science, though
the whole Climategate faux-scandal has been thoroughly debunked.
Perry has also fought
the EPA in defense of his state's "flexible" air-pollution permits for
oil and chemical refineries. And last month, Perry lashed out against
an EPA rule that calls for reducing power-plant emissions that drift
across state lines, calling it "another example of heavy-handed and
misguided action from Washington, D.C., that threatens Texas jobs and
That boys and girls will get us rolling
again. Without lifting all EPA and other impediments to using all
our resources, we are toast.
Perry for President.