Friday, April 17, 2009

Quote for the Day

"Rightful Liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add "within the law" because the law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual." -- Thomas Jefferson

When Seconds Count

"I may get killed with my own gun, but he's gonna have to beat me to death with it, 'cause it's going to be empty." --Clint Smith

Excellent Gun Rights Examiner column today. Go here to read it yourself.

Supreme Court Judge Willing to Give Up U.S. Sovereignty?

"...the Supreme Court's sole female justice told a group of budding lawyers in Ohio that U.S. courts, including her own, should refer to foreign law when deciding cases and that any squeamishness about that was just a "passing phase."

"Ginsburg asked, "Why shouldn't we look to the wisdom of a judge from abroad with at least as much ease as we would read a law-review article written by a professor?" [link]

Well madam Ginsburg, how about the "wisdom" of a judge that states: "The law, passed last month, says a husband can demand sex with his wife every four days unless she is ill or would be harmed by intercourse — a clause that critics say legalizes marital rape. It also regulates when and for what reasons a wife may leave her home alone." [link]

We won't even bother to discuss that pesky Constitution thing that you took an oath to uphold. You know the supreme law of the land for the United States, but why let a small thing like that bother you.

Let's Waste More Taxpayer Money

"Barack Obama has announced his "vision for high-speed rail" in the country, which would create jobs, ease congestion and save energy.

He said the US could not afford not to make the investment in 10 routes.

Six of the routes already approved, including California and Florida, could get some of the $8 billion (£5.4bn) earmarked for rail improvements." [link]

Let's not even bother to mention that there is not a public transportation model in the United States ran by a government agency that makes a profit, not one. Amtrak does not and cannot make a profit, so why should we (taxpayers) sink more money into public transportation that will not be able to do what is promised.