A “Restoring Our Republic: A Plan for 2012” rally was held in Rapid City, South Dakota this evening at the Ramkota Best Western. The event was sponsored by the Life and Liberty Group in Rapid City. Features speakers were authors John Eidsmoe and Mark Skogerboe, on the principles that made America great…and can again. Skogerboe offered a plan for identifying candidates who can restore our republic, and then getting them elected.
A battle has broken out between the tea party movement and House Republicans over just what the now-enacted continuing resolution (CR) for fiscal year 2011 will achieve in real savings. Activists have been responding to AP reports that the resolution cutting $38.5 billion would only result in $352 million in actual cuts to outlays in 2011. How can this be?
State officials should act now to deny ObamaCare the regulatory edifice it needs to take root, instead of waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the federal law, according to policy analysts who favor free market reforms. Already, Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) has joined with Gov. Sean Parnell (R-Alaska) and Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) in an effort to resist implementation.
Proposition 8 is an amendment to California’s State Constitution which defines marriage as between a man and a woman. It was passed via ballot initiative in 2008 but remains tied up in federal court, thanks in part to the ruling of Federal Judge Vaughn Walker. Walker was initially rumored to be a practicing homosexual, placing his objectivity in the case in doubt. But now he has admitted that he is a homosexual, and the case for recusal has been proven. His ruling on the Prop 8 case should be immediately vacated as he possessed both an incontrovertible and disqualifying conflict of interest.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit rejected a lawsuit filed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation that sought to strike down the National Day of Prayer. The court determined that “a feeling of alienation” was not sufficient legal grounds for the atheist group to file suit. Historically, including 2010, all 50 governors, along with U.S. presidents, have issued proclamations in honor of the National Day of Prayer.