Mark Levin On The “Slaughter Rule”

Mark Levin, Constitutional lawyer, explains the Slaughter Rule as a “power grab by an out of control leadership in the House” to pass Obamacare during an interview with Neil Cavuto on ‘Your World’.

Goodwin Liu: Adapt The Constitution To Culture

Goodwin Liu: Adapt The Constitution To Culture

None of us thought that Sonja Sotomayor was going to be the last of Obama’s radical anti-Constitutional appointees to the bench.  Change the course of education and you are then able to change the course of the country through the courts.  Obama may be a total feather-head with his strings being pulled by a puppet-master, but the change he so desperately thinks is the “better way” is coming down the tracks at us.   All of this happening under the cover of push for Obamacare, and the supposed war between Axelrod and Emanuel. You know the Obama administration’s MO; when in doubt, attack something.  They can’t go after the American people, Fox News, or Glenn Beck so they are changing it up a bit.

Meanwhile, back in the real world…

Obama 9th Circuit Nominee: Constitution Must Adapt to Changes in the World

Even his critics describe him as “brilliant,” but President Obama’s newly minted judicial nominee — law professor Goodwin Liu — will not have an easy time getting to the 9th Circuit bench.

At age 39, Liu has compiled an impressive resume: Rhodes Scholar, Supreme Court clerk, top grades at both Stanford University and Yale Law School and now law professor University of California, Berkeley.

Liu has also aligned himself with progressive legal groups, including the American Constitution Society, where he is chairman of the board of directors. That’s prompting opponents to argue that Liu is “too far outside the mainstream” to take a seat on a court just one step below the Supreme Court of the United States.

“He believes the Constitution is something judges can manipulate to have it say what they think culture or evolving standards of decency requires of it in a given day,” said the Senate Judiciary Committee’s top Republican Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.

Ed Whelan, a one-time clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia and now president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, echoed those concerns.

“Liu believes that judges have the authority to impose their views … using clever verbal camouflage to disguise what they’re doing.”

Liu opponents point to a number of his writings, including a book he co-authored in 2009 called “Keeping Faith with the Constitution,” in which the authors opine about their concept of judicial interpretation.

“Applications of constitutional text and principles must be open to adaptation and change … as the conditions and norms of our society become ever more distant from those of the Founding generation.”

That theme — that the Constitution’s text and principles must be adapted to changes in the world — repeats throughout the book and raises eyebrows among conservatives.

Others who know Liu point to what he’s accomplished, starting as the son of Taiwanese immigrants who didn’t speak much English.

“He embodies the American dream,” said Doug Kendall, president of the progressive Constitutional Accountability Center (CAC).

Kendall’s group does not make a decision about whether to officially support nominees until their confirmation process has concluded, but he is impressed by what he knows of Liu so far.

Kendall said he believes Liu’s critics are wrongly portraying him as extreme.

“If you look at Liu’s scholarship, he rejects both the conservative idea that judges should strictly construe the Constitution and the liberal idea that the Constitution is a living, breathing document,” he said.

Liu is no stranger to Capitol Hill. He testified against the nomination of Justice Samuel Alito during Alito’s 2006 confirmation hearings.

In a 2005 report Liu co-authored prior to his testimony, he wrote that Alito’s opinions “show a disturbing tendency to tolerate serious errors” and “reveal troubling perspectives on federalism, race, and due process of law.”

His testimony didn’t derail Alito but now Liu will face similar probing. Already, questions are being asked about whether the president’s is putting the young nominee on the fast track to the high court. (emphasis mine)

Kendall said only time will tell whether Liu would be the right fit, but it’s possible he could be in the running if he is confirmed to and serves well at the 9th Circuit. However, that is a possibility that “concerns” Liu’s detractors, including Whelan.

“That’s certainly an added factor that folks in the Senate need to take into account,” he said.

Anybody Remember This Document?

Anybody Remember This Document?

The President Elect has his new website up and running; Change.gov. Just wanted to get that out of the way and tell my readers that I have been poking around off and on for about 18 hours.  Found something interesting:

America Serves

“When you choose to serve — whether it’s your nation, your community or simply your neighborhood — you are connected to that fundamental American ideal that we want life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness not just for ourselves, but for all Americans. That’s why it’s called the American dream.”The Obama Administration will call on Americans to serve in order to meet the nation’s challenges. President-Elect Obama will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to help teachers in underserved schools, as well as a new Health Corps, Clean Energy Corps, and Veterans Corps. Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by developing a plan to require 50 hours of community service in middle school and high school and 100 hours of community service in college every year. Obama will encourage retiring Americans to serve by improving programs available for individuals over age 55, while at the same time promoting youth programs such as Youth Build and Head Start.

Remember This Document:

United States Constitution

United States Constitution

I suggest that if you do not have a copy of this document and the attached amendments; GET ONE!

The Thirteenth Amendent:

The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution officially abolished and continues to prohibit slavery, and with limited exceptions, such as those convicted of a crime, prohibits involuntary servitude. It was adopted on December 6, 1865.
I will continue to poke around the President Elect’s site and bring you more news as I find it.
Also, if anyone has the video of The One’s Wife in Canton, Ohio the weekend before the election saying that Seniors will have to work for their Social Security benefits – please email me at diamondtiger12@gmail.com.  I am still looking for it…and I know it’s out there.

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