Born in a slave hut APRIL 5, 1856, was Booker T. Washington. As a young man he attended Hampton Institute in Virginia and later Wayland Baptist Seminary in Washington, DC. He went on to found Tuskegee Institute in Alabama and recruited George Washington Carver. He was the first African American to have his image on a U.S. coin and postage stamp.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing; and no one illustrates this Principle better than Forbes’ writer Rick Unger in his article, “Congress Passes Socialized Medicine and Mandates Health Insurance – In 1798”, Washington Post writer Greg Sargent and Georgetown University history professor Adam Rothman.
Of course we should not be surprised at anything that comes out of his mouth, but comments this week by Barack Obama (or whatever his name is) were simply stunning. Not only were they stunning, but they were chilling. When he issued a thinly veiled threat to the Supreme Court concerning their ruling on the atrocious Obamacare legislation, we saw a brazen, boorish, wanna-be dictator showing his ugly, arrogant face.
Ever since Obamacare was first proposed, critics voiced their concern that it was unconstitutional. But the left-wing fanatics pushed it through despite widespread public opposition, just barely getting their political victory. Now the question can no longer be ignored, as it was when Nancy Pelosi, then Speaker of the House, refused to answer a reporter’s question as to where in the Constitution was Congress given such power.
Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated APRIL 4, 1968. Awarded the Nobel Prize in 1964, Congress set aside his birthday as a National Holiday. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, were influenced by the German Church leader Deitrich Bonhoeffer, who resisted Hitler’s Nazism. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said August 28, 1963: “Now is the time to open the doors of opportunity to all of God’s children…”I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
In a recent press conference, Barack Obama suggested “overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress”, referring to the health care law, was “an unprecedented, extraordinary step”.Even if that were true, what is not new is Obama’s latest court intimidation scheme.
A quote from Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) in defense of his plan to put the financial industry under the thumb of the federal government provides an important lesson to the American people. Senator Dodd should also be forced to eat his very own words, doing so by the light of the truth of the Declaration of Independence.
Have you ever noticed how liberals are forever trying to change the name of things? Why do Leftists like to change words? Because when people too widely understand the negative connotations of something, they believe that something can be “made better” simply by changing what it is called to a new term that is not widely recognized with the same negative connotation. Thus the term “Progressive.”
The Left would have us believe that all animals are equal under socialist systems. But one need only refer to Cuba and the old Soviet Union to find that the most powerful can always receive preferential treatment. I could add that Vice President Cheney, who waited over a year for a heart, reportedly did not benefit from his position, but the haters will not believe it.
Yesterday afternoon, the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) filed a federal lawsuit in the Federal District Court against the City of Dearborn, and its police chief over the City’s new tactic to stop Pastor Terry Jones from speaking out against Sharia law. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Pastor Terry Jones, Stand Up America Now, (an organization he founded), and Associate Pastor Wayne Sapp.
Questions asked during ObamaCare oral arguments don’t necessarily telegraph how the judges are feeling about the case, or the way they will ultimately rule. Still, the questions posed by the Supreme Court during last week’s argument on the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a “Obamacare,” indicate that the court is pondering not just the future of health care in this country, but also the role of the federal government in the lives of its citizens.