Category Archives: Law

Roe is history. The left is furious. They ought to be contrite. By Phil Boas

Roe v. Wade was one of the most poorly reasoned Supreme Court decisions in history, and it’s distorted law and politics ever since. Good riddance. From Phil Boas at azcentral.com:

Instead of fuming, maybe Democrats should be contrite about the unearned advantage they got from Roe v. Wade

The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.
Mariam Zuhaib/AP

For more than a month, pro-abortion militants have been firebombing and smashing churches and anti-abortion family centers in anticipation of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.

On Friday they planned “A Night of Rage” to scream at conservative justices and to put the anti-abortion right on notice:

“To our oppressors: If abortions aren’t safe, you’re not either. Jane’s Revenge.”

The group’s name likely derives from the Jane Collective, part of the abortion underground in 1970s Chicago, reports Newsweek and Fox News.

They are the pro-abortion radicals. On Friday, slightly less-radical voices in Washington were burning on lower flame.

* “(This is) one of the darkest days our country has ever seen,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., as reported in the Washington Post. “Millions upon millions of American women are having their rights taken from them by five unelected justices on the extremist MAGA court.”

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Roe and Soros Pallets, by Eric Peters

Will we get the sponsored and prearranged riots, looting, and general mayhem in response to the Supreme Court’s abortion decision that we got for the death of George Floyd? From Eric Peters at ericpetersautos.com:

“Peaceful Protests” are about to start again – now that the Supreme Court has issued its decision vacating the federal “right” to an abortion, found by a previous Supreme Court in a “right” to privacy nowhere described in the federal Constitution.

It does not mean that those who wish to end the lives of their developing babies aren’t still free to do so – in states where the practice will still be legal. Rather, it means the majority of this court found the “constitutional” reasoning of the court that originally decided Roe v. Wade to be without constitutional substance.

That, of course, is not the way the flying monkeys of the media are explaining it – the straight truth being something the media always distorts whenever it doesn’t serve to advance the agenda of the Left, which has become synonymous with the media.

Instead, the media has conveyed the idea that women who want to end the lives of their developing babies will no longer be “free” to do so. And Leftists in politics said similar, for example, the governor of New York, who said:

“Today the Supreme Court rolled back the rights of millions of Americans, disregarding their interests and — more importantly — their lives. Access to abortion is a fundamental human right, and it remains safe, accessible, and legal in New York.”

And then said the Martha’s Vineyard-dwellling ex-president, who recently also had 2,500 gallons of “climate changing” fossil fuel stored up for his comfort, after having derided the rest of us for the size of our “carbon footprints”:

“Today, the Supreme Court not only reversed nearly 50 years of precedent, it relegated the most intensely personal decision someone can make to the whims of politicians and ideologues—attacking the essential freedoms of millions of Americans.”

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Dems Pause January 6 Hearings To Call For Insurrection

From The Babylon Bee:

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Democrats have temporarily pushed pause on the January 6th hearings in order to lead an insurrection against the federal government.

“On January 6th, a branch of our federal government was almost overthrown because politicians used dangerous rhetoric that caused—wait, hold on everyone, I just got the update. Roe‘s been overturned!” said Representative Adam Schiff. “Okay, well if all the Republicans could please sit tight, there will be a brief recess while our Democratic caucus takes to the streets demanding we overthrow a branch of the federal government.”

After closing down their presentation entitled “How Trump Undermined Institutional Authority”, Democrats raced to join the crowd surrounding the Supreme Court building. “Rigged! Rigged decision!” shouted Senator Elizabeth Warren. “Judges must no longer be allowed to hold power! We will never abide by an illegitimate decision by an illegitimate court. Fight, fight!” she screamed as beleaguered police arrived in riot gear.

Despite the fact liberal states will still have the most permissive abortion laws in the world outside North Korea, Democrats helpfully painted the Supreme Court’s decision as a matter of life and death. “They are literally going to enslave every woman in America and force them to have 17 babies,” said Representative Ilhan Omar to a group of mentally unstable lunatics. “Which is why the Supreme Court cannot stand! To the streets!” she shouted, then returned to the House for a speech on why Trump’s words were directly responsible for violence.

At publishing time, the January 6 committee had resumed its hearings to the stark sound of no one caring.

https://babylonbee.com/news/dems-pause-january-6-hearings-to-call-for-insurrection

Everybody’s Guilty: To the Police State, We’re All Criminals Until We Prove Otherwise, by John W. Whitehead and Nisha Whitehead

The fundamental principle of Anglo-American justice is being stood on its head. From John W. Whitehead and Nisha Whitehead at rutherford.org:

“In a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught.”—Hunter S. Thompson

The burden of proof has been reversed.

No longer are we presumed innocent. Now we’re presumed guilty unless we can prove our innocence beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. Rarely, are we even given the opportunity to do so.

Although the Constitution requires the government to provide solid proof of criminal activity before it can deprive a citizen of life or liberty, the government has turned that fundamental assurance of due process on its head.

Each and every one of us is now seen as a potential suspect, terrorist and lawbreaker in the eyes of the government.

Consider all the ways in which “we the people” are now treated as criminals, found guilty of violating the police state’s abundance of laws, and preemptively stripped of basic due process rights.

Red flag gun confiscation laws: Gun control legislation, especially in the form of red flag gun laws, allow the police to remove guns from people “suspected” of being threats. These laws, growing in popularity as a legislative means by which to seize guns from individuals viewed as a danger to themselves or others, will put a target on the back of every American whether or not they own a weapon.

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JOHN KIRIAKOU: Robbed by Law Enforcement

This will set your blood aboiling. From John Kiriakou at consortiumnews.com:

People who have never even been charged with a crime can have their life savings taken away. That’s civil asset forfeiture.

A Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at John Glenn Columbus International Airport, 2019. (Michael Ball, CC0, Wikimedia Commons)

I am a fan of bad television.  I admit it.  I even DVR it.  I watch an awful show on the National Geographic Channel every week about Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and how they intercept drugs and birds and food and other contraband from people arriving from abroad into the airports of New York, Atlanta and Miami.

I was watching an episode this week where an elderly Korean man arrived at JFK airport in New York with a few hundred dollars in his pocket.

For no apparent reason, he was pulled into secondary for a more comprehensive search.  When the CBP officer went through the man’s wallet, he found four cashier’s checks, dated years earlier, that totaled $136,000.  The man said that it was his life savings, he had been carrying it around for years, and that he had forgotten that the checks were on him.

Tough luck, CBP said.  The money belongs to the government now.  That’s civil asset forfeiture.

The man was never charged with a crime.  But he still loses his life savings.  That’s the way we do things in the United States.

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Assange Put on Suicide Watch After Patel Decision, Father Says, by Joe Lauria

One of the world’s bravest men was stripped naked and thrown into an empty cell. From Joe Lauria at consortiumnews.com:

John and Gabriel Shipton at Berlin rally. (Joe Lauria)

After British Home Secretary Priti Patel signed Julian Assange’s extradition order on Friday the authorities in Belmarsh prison stripped Julian Assange and threw him into a completely empty cell in an attempt to prevent his suicide, Assange’s father has said.

It was just one more instance in which the prison humiliated his son, Shipton told  a rally on Tuesday night at the offices of the junge Welt newspaper in Berlin. About 300 people attended, with an overflow crowd watching on close circuit TV in the courtyard.

Testimony was heard from expert defense witnesses during Assange’s extradition hearing that he might try to end his life in prison once he learned he was going to the United States.

It is not the end of the road for Assange legally, however. His lawyers have until July 1 to file for an appeal of Patel’s decision to the High Court.  They also intend to apply for a cross appeal of issues such as the political nature of the charges, the threat to free speech and the reported C.I.A. plot to kidnap or kill Assange before his arrest.

Shipton and Gabriel Shipton, Assange’s brother, are in Berlin to lobby the German government to put pressure on the United States to drop the case against Assange.

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Chris Hedges: The Triumph of Death

Our would be rulers will bestow serfdom on us . . . and genocide. From Chris Hedges at consortiumnews.com:

The global ruling class is cementing into place a world where they govern without accountability, we are reduced to serfdom, the climate crisis accelerates and mass death is normalized.

Original illustration by Mr. Fish — “The Four Horseman.”

It is hard to be sanguine about the future.

The breakdown of the ecosystem is well documented. So is the refusal of the global ruling elite to pursue measures that might mitigate the devastation.

We accelerate the extraction of fossil fuels, wallow in profligate consumption, including our consumption of livestock and make new wars as if we are gripped by a Freudian death wish.

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse — Conquest, War, Famine and Death — gallop into the 21rst century.

Those who rule, servants of corporations and the global billionaire class, accompany the suicidal folly by cementing into place corporate tyranny. The plan is not to reform. It is to perpetuate the corporate pillage.

This pillage, more and more onerous for the global population, necessitates a new totalitarianism, one where the billionaire class lives in opulence, workers are serfs, rights such as privacy and due process are abolished, Big Brother watches us all the time, war is the chief business of the state, dissent is criminalized and those displaced by conflicts and climate breakdown are barred entry into the climate fortresses in the global north.

Portions of the human species, the most privileged, will, in theory, hold out a little longer before they succumb to the great die off.

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A Triple-Barreled Gun Is Destroying African Economies: Inflation, Government Debt, and Taxes, by Manuel Tacanho

You can lump the three under the general category of statism. That philosophy always has and always will destroy, not build. From Manuel Tacanho at mises.org:

Today it is conclusive that Africa’s socialist experiments failed, as did the state-led development approach. Not only was the heavily statist approach unable to develop African economies, but it made poverty worse. In this context of repressive state-driven economic systems, most African countries are trapped in a morass of high inflation, high debt, high taxation, high dependency, worsening poverty, food insecurity, chronic mass unemployment, and other pervasive problems.

Barrel One: High Inflation

Africa’s unstable and inflationary currencies have been a significant impediment to economic development because of their destabilizing and impoverishing effect. Organic and lasting economic growth must necessarily be driven by savings, not by debt, deficit spending, or money printing.

In the long run, inflation ends in the breakdown of the currency. This is what happened in Angola in the 1990s and in Zimbabwe in the first decade of the 2000s.

Evidence from the past and present, from developed and developing countries, unequivocally shows that inflation is a government and central bank policy that cannot go on forever and that does come to a catastrophic end, however long the run may be.

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France: Dangerous for Jews, by Guy Millière

In a few decades France will be more Islamic than anything else. From Guy Millière at gatestoneinstitutue.org:

  • [T]he attitude of the French judiciary to [Hadjadj’s] murder is similar to how it has regarded all murders of Jews in France, for decades.
  • First, the authorities always say, as quickly as possible, that the murder of the Jew was not at all motivated by antisemitism. When evidence to the contrary accumulates and becomes impossible to deny, the antisemitic motive may reluctantly be recognized — as with the abduction, torture and murder of Ilan Halimi in 2006; the murder of Sarah Halimi in 2017; and the murder of Mireille Knoll in 2018.
  • That the murderers are generally Muslim further encourages the French judiciary not to speak of antisemitism. In fact, it is almost taboo to speak of any Muslim antisemitism in France: Muslim antisemitism is supposed not to exist. All organizations dedicated to fighting antisemitism target only the “far-right.”
  • The French authorities and mainstream media describe crime, but do not explain it — meaning that crime is rising but not being fought.
  • The French government has declined to document the religion or race of people charged with crimes. Although the refusal may be well-intentioned, it prevents any understanding of what is taking place and consequently any the means of addressing or preventing it.

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With Plenty Of GOP Help, Senate Shoots Down Rand Paul’s Balanced-Budget Resolution, by Tyler Durden

The Republicans are no more interested in seeing the government live within its means than the Democrats. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:

Every few years, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul puts forth a quixotic proposal to balance the federal budget. It’s not the financial math that makes it a daunting task, but rather Washington’s bipartisan addiction to spending. 

It predictably fails each time, but accomplishes two things in the process. First, it puts senators who’ve espoused fiscal discipline on the record as opposing it when the rubber meets the road. Second, over time, Paul’s proposals illustrate the insidious effect of kicking the can down the road—as each new proposal requires bigger cuts to push Uncle Sam to breakeven.

Paul’s first such budget resolution, in 2011, didn’t even cut spending. By merely freezing it for five years, the budget was projected to reach balance this year.

In 2018, Paul put forth his “Penny Plan,” which would balance the budget in five years by cutting just one cent out of every non-Social Security dollar for five consecutive years.

In 2019, the government’s worsening fiscal condition forced the Penny Plan to become the “Pennies Plan,” with the five-year plan now requiring consecutive 2-cents-per-dollar cuts for five years.

Things have gotten a lot worse. In just the two years since Paul’s last proposal, our federal overlords have added an astounding $11 trillion to the national debt. Interest payments on the now-$30.5 trillion balance have grown by 32%. As a result, Paul’s proposal this week required cutting six cents out each spending dollar for five years.

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