Thursday, May 21, 2009

The best definition of the Role of the Supreme Court

Walter Williams is absolutely brilliant.

Short of plagiarizing the entire piece, I will excerpt the definition and allow you to travel to his full article for the remainder.

What is the role of a U.S. Supreme Court justice? A reasonable start for an answer is the recognition that our Constitution represents the rules of the game. A Supreme Court justice has one job and one job only namely; he is a referee. There is nothing complicated about this. A referee's job, whether he is a football referee or a Supreme Court justice, is to know the rules of the game and make sure that they are evenly applied without bias. Do we want referees to allow empathy to influence their decisions? Let's look at it using this year's Super Bowl as an example.

Brilliance.. no doubt about it.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Joe The Plumber and MI FairTax Director to Speak at Traverse City Tea Party/Town Hall

Joe "the Plumber" Wurzelbacher will return to Northern Michigan this Saturday, May 16th for a Tea Party/town hall at the Traverse City Civic Center.
An outspoken advocate for Michigan's organized effort to bring truth in taxation and jobs to Michigan via the MI FairTax, Joe the Plumber will join a panel of speakers at 5:00 p.m. for open conversations with local residents.

Joe the Plumber has been pro-active in reaching out to Michiganders hurt by the economy, headlining rallies in Petoskey and Lansing earlier this spring. Joe has continued to shed light on the importance for tax reform in Michigan and at the national level.

This time Joe will be joined by MI FairTax Director, Roger Buchholtz. They will discuss how this simple tax reform proposal, the MI FairTax, will allow Michigan labor and business to compete in the global economy without the burden of taxes being hidden in the price of their products.

"More and more groups are organizing in protest of our state's economic decline and our failed tax structure," Buchholtz said. "The Michigan FairTax Association (MFTA), a statewide organization dedicated to true tax reform, is assisting citizens at the Tea Parties in their expression of exasperation about the direction of our state and failure to take corrective action."

More information on this event and the MI FairTax proposal is available at:

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Best piece on Miss California yet.

Coulter lays it out like no one else could.. Ann explains the trouble Liberals have with Prejean..
Christians are supposed to be fat, balding sweaty little men with bad complexions. It's liberals who are supposed to be the sexy ones. (I know that from watching "The West Wing" and all movies starring Julia Roberts.)
I am hardly religious, but can truly appreciate this line, and feel it is likely the best way I have seen it explained:
Christians aren't people who believe they are without sin; they're people who know they're sinners and are awestruck by God's grace in sending his only Son to take the punishment they deserve.
Coulter hits the nail on the head throughout the entire article.. Up until her take on the issue, I was actually getting a little yawney about it all..

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Tea Party Dissention

We who work, live by the rules, make the best attempts to pay our bills on time, make no excuses for OUR failures, and become the targets of those who promote more of the flawed economic fantasy which brought us to this economic condition. Several of the most frequented blogs have now begun to criticize the tea party participants and even the few news sources who have "dared" to report on the events. Well, we hit close to home, those who support an ever burgeoning government tend get a little crazy. (Picture a few more Subarus or Volkswagens getting more bumper stickers plastered to the point of non rear view visibility.)