You’ve heard that elections have consequences, right? Well, is there some unnamed contaminant in the water in the Midwest that causes some politicians to temporarily (or otherwise) lose their ability to do the work they were elected to do? Instead of doing their jobs, some scofflaws from Wisconsin and Indiana just decided to skip town.
HB 1217, a pro-life bill in the South Dakota Legislature designed to help women be informed and protect them from undue coersion to have an abortion, has passed both chambers of the legislature and is now on Governor Dennis Daugaard’s desk. Despite threats from Planned Parenthood to sue the state if the bill becomes law, Daugaard says that although he has not made up his mind, he is still inclined to sign the legislation. Now a group of citizens is working to raise money to help defend the law against Planned Parenthood’s attack.
When a cherished liberty is exploited for a dubious purpose, do the perpetrators of that exploitation retain the right to exercise that liberty, or should the right be circumscribed “for the greater good?” The US Supreme Court answered this question last week with its ruling that the anti-military, anti-gay protest activities of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) are protected under the First Amendment to the Constitution. But try as they might to garner attention with their hateful words, the Westboro Baptist Church’s message will never resonate as loud as the message being sent by the Patriot Guard Riders.
The “Obamacare” health care reform drives up the cost of over the counter medicines by requiring that those who have flexible spend health care accounts get a doctor’s prescription for the non-prescription medicines if they want a tax break on the purchase. In my opinion, the “Obamacare” Health Care Reform Act was the most anti-senior citizen law that was ever passed or signed.
New Census data show that Hispanics in California, our most populous state, are now a minority in name only. The absence of real reforms coming out of Washington should be of particular concern to these youthful Hispanic Americans. All our growing big government failures, now being institutionalized instead of being reformed, will be dumped disproportionately into their laps. They should be a prime target market for a conservative Republican agenda.