The Rule of Law

FB Doodlings – Yes, they should have been arrested

by Skip February 2, 2018

Concord Monitor ran a Polti-“fact” piece on US Rep Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) calling for the arresting of any illegal aliens attending the State of the Union address even if they were a guest of a sitting (Democrat) CongressTwit; they rated it true that he did say it. My response was: As well as he should […]

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DACA finally gets its due?

by Skip August 19, 2017

DACA – the Obama self-declared law (“Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals”) was an Executive Order that basically violated the existing immigration Law duly passed by Congress.  It made a “safe space” from keeping kids, these DREAMERs, that were brought here illegally by their illegal immigrant parents free from being deported.  As I have said before, […]

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Notable Quote – Theodore Dalrymple

by Skip August 6, 2017

“The rule of law is not at all the same thing as the rule of laws, or the preeminence of law in our lives; indeed, they are almost opposite, insofar as one of the objects of the rule of law is to make the legally permissible and impermissible knowable to the citizen in advance. Where […]

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I still don’t understand why this is a bad thing?

by Skip July 22, 2017

Jeh Johnson (former Obama Secretary of DHS) (emphasis mine, reformatted): Johnson argued on CNN’s “New Day” that Trump’s tone toward illegal immigrants has made those in Central America and Mexico afraid to enter the U.S., and the people would rather stay in their home countries instead of risking an illegal entrance. “Through his rhetoric, he scared off a lot of […]

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Notable Quote – Prof. Walter E. Williams

by Skip May 30, 2017

…The entire premise behind population control is based on the faulty logic that humans are not valuable resources. The fact of business is that humans are what the late Julian L. Simon called the ultimate resource. That fact becomes apparent by pondering this question: Why is it that Gen. George Washington did not have cellphones […]

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When CA politicos have made it impossible to arrest illegals elsewhere…

by Skip April 26, 2017

SHOT: California’s Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye letter to Dept of Homeland Security (emphasis mine): As officers of the court, we judges uphold the constitutions of both the United States and California, and the executive branch does the same by ensuring that our laws are fairly and safely enforced. But enforcement policies that include stalking courthouses […]

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Illegal Alien Cognitive Dissonance

by Skip April 19, 2017

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Heartburn for the illegal immigrant apologists – guess what Sessions is now making a FELONY!!! Yee Hah!

by Skip April 11, 2017

I am so tired of hearing the “let them break our immigration law” musty heads mantra on “it is not illegal to be here, it’s only illegal to enter without documentation”.  Well GUESS WHAT!  New US Attorney General Jeff Session has been making that into the dust it always deserved – and now is doubling, […]

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And the Democrats say there are no illegal aliens voting in our elections…

by Skip March 20, 2017

And we just keep putting up more and more examples – they keep putting their hands over their ears and scream “YADA, YADA, YADA…I CAN’T HEAR YOU!!!”.  Reformatted, emphasis mine: The debate over noncitizens voting was a hot topic a few years ago in Frederick County, a prosperous Maryland suburb wedged between Washington’s urban metropolis […]

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Students of the past – and their domicile

by Ed Naile March 10, 2017

NH is not the first state to grapple with how to handle student voters from out-of-state. Those who want to enhance their non-resident votes by taking advantage of our election in a swing state have powerful friends in office, in the courts, and media who don’t mind helping one political party over another. The only […]

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Law – if those that create and those that adjudicate it fail to follow it…

by Skip March 3, 2017

But I urge the committee to consider a couple of deeper, less obvious consequences, not just of passing a bill like this, but of even bringing it up for consideration. The first is that a bill like this undermines respect for the very rule of law itself. After all, if the legislature isn’t going to respect […]

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“Day of No Immigrants” – did anyone really notice much?

by Skip February 16, 2017

Frankly, it didn’t affect me at all.  In fact, if I hadn’t read about it, I wouldn’t have known about it. Today was supposed to be the “Day of No Immigrants” – the usual assortment of illegal immigrant marches and rallies, businesses closing in “solidarity”.  Yep, once again, Progressives and the Left just snotting all […]

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Honorable? She isn’t – nor is the priest

by Skip February 16, 2017

“One of them showed him a Roman coin, and he asked them whose head and inscription were on it. They answered, “Caesar’s,” and he responded: “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s”.  Matt 22:20 [Jeanette] Vizguerra pleaded guilty to using a fake ID in order […]

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Mexican officials clamoring for illegal aliens to Cloward-Piven our immigration system

by Skip February 12, 2017

For all the talk about defunding Sanctuary cities (and soon, States), methinks Trump ought to cast a hairy eyeball at Mexico (emphasis mine, reformatted): According to The Wall Street Journal, a group called Monarca — named after the Monarch butterflies that migrate across North America — is pushing several measures that aim to help Mexican […]

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This is both good news and AWFUL news

by Skip February 11, 2017

The Good News:  A number of Sanctuary Cities are starting to see the error of their ways and have decided to return to The Rule of Law The AWFUL News:  Money is more powerful than their Principles. Heh!  This is good news in that these towns, cities and counties are no longer decide that all […]

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Notable Quote – Richard Vedder

by Skip November 14, 2016

The spinning jenny, the use of coke in iron smelting, and the steam engine did not need Newton’s calculus, Harvey’s theory of the circulation of the blood, the heliocentric approach to astronomy or other scientific advances of the day. Deirdre McCloskey’s great “Bourgeois Equality” (2016) suggests it was ultimately liberty that made England’s leap forward […]

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Not my job? It is if you are an elected Legislator!

by Skip September 26, 2016

(former) NH State Rep. Sandra Keans (R, now D): “I don’t try to justify anything by the Constitution, it’s not my job and I don’t want to do it”. I was asked about that statement (reformatted, emphasis mine): Your list seems to keep getting longer…I like the way you simply add on… You quote a […]

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Trump goes soft on immigration enforcement; Ted Cruz – vindicated?

by Skip August 25, 2016

“Everything Trump promises comes with an expiration date,” said Cruz’s former Senate communications director, Amanda Carpenter. “We knew it during the primary, and now it is apparent he has duped his most loyal supporters on the issue they care about most, immigration. Don’t say we didn’t warn them.” … “It vindicates the speech, it vindicates […]

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Andru Volinsky – certainly not my values nor of traditional NH ones

by Skip August 14, 2016

Andru Volinsky has an Op-Ed (full piece after the jump) that is about “shared values”.  Unfortunately, he’s not honest enough to say “these are Progressive values” and instead tries to hide them as “commonsense New Hampshire values” trying to make readers think “well, how COULD you argue with these?” as they cock their heads to […]

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What Ian Underwood said

by Skip August 2, 2016

which was (in part): But I urge the committee to consider a couple of deeper, less obvious consequences, not just of passing a bill like this, but of even bringing it up for consideration. The first is that a bill like this undermines respect for the very rule of law itself. After all, if the legislature […]

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Blogline of the Day – make them live up to Kerry’s own rule book

by Skip July 25, 2016

Sign Petition: ‘Remove air conditioning from all US State Department property’ – Prompted By Kerry’s comments. Yep, if you recognize part of the post title – straight out of Alinsky. Or from this Conservatarian’s viewpoint – “Lead by example”. Steve had this post on Boston Brahmin wanna-be, Secretary of State John Kerry (and all-around blowhard, hence […]

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Western officials – morons all, it seems.

by Skip July 18, 2016

Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit oft says that we have the worst political class ever; I agree.  Unfortunately, it isn’t just limited to here in the States – Germany seems to be overrun with cluelessness as well.  From a post lamenting why Germany can’t deport those economic migrants that should be there (of COURSE, let’s ignore […]

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Must be nice to be above the Law – and openly ignore it

by Skip March 29, 2016

Just remember, there are consequences to decisions like this – and as Glen Reynolds keeps saying, wait for the Middle Class Anarchy.  So NC Attorney General Roy Cooper (Democrat) has decided that he can ignore a duly legislated and signed law (emphasis mine, reformatted)? RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s attorney general said Tuesday he […]

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Guest post by Betsy McCaughey: Obama is looting the Treasury

by Skip February 22, 2016

Obama is looting the Treasury to pay off insurers The Obama administration will tell any lie and break any law to prevent the president’s signature health-care program from collapsing.  Insurance companies such as UnitedHealthcare and Aetna are losing billions trying to sell ObamaCare plans, and the risk is they’ll drop out at the end of […]

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I wish Chan had just gone that one step further

by Skip February 1, 2016

Over at WeekendPundit, Chan quoted moi (but not my extreme liking for their breakfast burritos – darn!): This is a lesson any mature business has to relearn again and again if it wants to stay in business. This is what happens when McDonald’s listens to its customers – success. Some corporations get so big that […]

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Another example of the burgeoning two-tiered Justice system

by Skip December 29, 2015

“The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small,but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.” – President Barack Obama, Inauguration, 1/20/09 Nope, still ain’t workin’. That would be one justice system […]

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Notable Quote – Gottfried Dietze

by Skip December 28, 2015

Restriction of property rights will be more easily attained if they are brought about gradually with the assurance that, in principle, property will remain protected than if they are made suddenly under threats of totally abolishing such property.  Since welfare legislation appears to be more harmless than a communist revolution, it is, as far as […]

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“surely the high point of the Democrat debate if you are a Progressive and low point if you are someone with any moral or ethical core whatsoever”

by Skip October 25, 2015

There is nothing I can add to Bill Whittle’s observation “Got Law?” other than to say that The Rule of Law (that which is a main bulwark against Tyranny) is being shredded before our eyes. (H/T: Progressives Today)

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The Rule of Law – has it been transformed as well? Or just “disappeared”?

by Skip September 11, 2015

Certainly that has been much spilled on the Left about Town Clerk Davis “not following the Law” (and yes, much discussion on the Right as well, tempered with religious liberty), yet as this from the OC Register points out, it is under this Leftist administration, the Rule of Law for those in power seems to […]

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Yo, Jeb – we can blame your clan for our “broken immigration system

by Skip September 6, 2015

Big Government (emphasis mine): MCALLEN, Texas — Given the opportunity to get to the White House, presidential candidate Jeb Bush would fight to grant Dreamers a path to citizenship while working to fix the broken immigration system in America.  “I, as President, I would go to congress and change the law to give them not […]

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