The Rule of Law

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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Anarchy – it’s not just for the radicals anymore.

by Skip September 4, 2015

LOOK AROUND AT OBAMA AND HILLARY DEFYING THE LAW WITHOUT CONSEQUENCE, and then, even if you read it when it first came out, reread The Coming Middle Class Anarchy. “What’s really important is that law-abiding middle-class citizens are deciding that playing by the rules is nothing but a sucker’s game. . . . When the backbone of […]

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Blogline of the day – Not exactly full of credibility here

by Skip September 3, 2015

On the news of the Democrat town clerk, Kim Davis, refusing to issue marriage licenses, White House flakker Josh Earnest had this to say: ‘No Public Official Is Above the Rule of Law’ Seriously – he can stand there at the White House podium with a straight face and say that, given how many times […]

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This black lady BRINGS IT with her furor over illegal aliens appointed to city commissions

by Skip August 27, 2015

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights. Sure, this may not involve the courts, but it certainly lives up to the spirit of the assault on American institutions.  She’s right – this is an assault on the most American of institutions – The […]

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Sorry Ian Underwood – SCOTUS just declared that words no longer have meanings

by Skip June 25, 2015

ScotusCare: The Judge has a few choice words. Ambiguous.  Steve put up one of Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s words of dissent from today’s King vs Burwell decision – I agree.  Former judge Napolitano, a strict Constitutionalist who, due to his attitude and oratory is a favorite speaker on the conservative trail (I have heard him […]

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Blogline of the Day – The Rule of Law

by Skip April 24, 2015

“We’ll observe Earth Day when the EPA observes the law.” (H/T: Instapundit)

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Perhaps we don’t wish you to know…

by Skip March 9, 2015

In part from The Hill: …Obama said that there are “a lot of law abiding, responsible gun owners” that use guns for protection, sport or as part of a tradition. But he added that upping background check requirements on gun purchasers is a policy that everyone should endorse. “It is not violating anybody’s rights that […]

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The Rule of Law: Funny that she used that phrase: “we have these laws that aren’t being enforced?”

by Skip March 8, 2015

Talking on Fox News Sunday about the Ferguson report and the “disparate outcomes” on arrest records Kim Strassal: Are we going to trust the Justice Department?  Again, Eric Holder came out and said we’re not stop until we fix these things here. Neera Tanden (Center for American Progress): Yes, we should not stop until we […]

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So what would be the difference between Jeb Bush and Hillary – Part 1

by Skip March 4, 2015

Jeb Bush – part of the Bush Dynasty.  It certainly seems that the Establishment GOP is rolling out the carpet for him; here in NH, he’s about to be squired around the State on Friday by Congressman Frank Guinta and former and failed NH GOP Chair Fergus “The Fringe” Cullen.  The problem for me is, […]

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The Rule of Law; Familiar indeed

by Skip February 26, 2015

From Susan at PackingNH: “SCEs believe they personally can ignore laws and act according to their own sovereign citizen ideology.” – Sovereign Citizen Extremist Report Sounds vaguely familiar… The Rule of Law – keep remembering that the example is set from the top down.  Why SHOULDN’T SCEs be able to ignore the law when the […]

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US Rep Trey Gowdy gives a warning on The Rule of Law that ALL should listen to

by Skip February 25, 2015

“You may benefit from the president’s failure to enforce the law today.  But I’ll make you this promise; there will come a day where you will cry out for the enforcement of the law. There will come a day when you long for the law to be the foundation of this Republic.  So you be careful […]

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The example of ignoring the Law – Denver fallen police memorial

by Skip February 17, 2015

And it trickles down.  Here I mention a few examples with the meme that once our “leaders” start disregarding The Rule of Law, it will spread – both horizontally and vertically.  After all, if leaders can ignore it, why not the rest of us?  In that previous post, it was clear that it was for […]

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Bailouts – Go Figure: Feds lost money on their “Car Company Charity”

by Skip December 30, 2014

One of the first items that the Obama Administration was to re-engineer the Auto Bailouts of General Motors and Chrysler to the tune of 10s of billions (after Bush gave them billions more).  The reason was “jobs, we have to save these jobs!” never heeding the cries of the opposition that the American capitalistic system […]

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Trust – and Progressives lament that people won’t Trust Big Govt. Yet Another Example why

by Skip October 6, 2014

From Bearing Arms, this story of how Govt uses its Power to Crush on a person that simply knew the Law – and they didn’t: Bullies have certain personality traits. Most are very insecure. They like to prey upon those that they feel are weaker than they are. They have long memories and thin skins, […]

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Rule of Law: a different standard for government workers?

by Skip September 22, 2014

Remember, The Rule of Law hold that EVERYONE (no exceptions) is equal before the Law and that everyone is subject to it. Or just another example of answering the question of “public servants or Public Masters”?  From McClatchy (via Overlawyered) FOIA findings: “Dozens of Justice Department officials, ranging from FBI special agents and prison wardens […]

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Math is hard….? And so is adhering to The Rule of Law but will the NH GOP do so?

by Skip September 19, 2014

“…Notice of any such meetings shall be mailed to each member at their last known address, at least ten days before the day of the meeting“ Susan’s post pointing out that the NH GOP has royally screwed up by not adhering to its own rules is appropriate.  I have had a number of folks call […]

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