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The President and all 535 members of Congress take oaths to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution. One has to wonder how many have ever read it. They certainly seem hell-bent on disregarding it. Article 1, Section 1 says all legislative powers are vested in Congress. But that’s apparently no longer the case.
In a recent column on the Forbes website, contributor Larry Bell wrote about the danger posed to the 2nd Amendment by a treaty proposed by the United Nations.
Research shows that human breast milk has many health benefits, including immune-boosting and antibacterial qualities. In theory, mass-producing human breast milk sounds like a good thing. A group of Chinese scientists wants to test that theory.
The Barack Obama Administration’s Acting Solicitor General was recently in court to defend the healthcare overhaul law. The main question at the heart of the debate was whether the mandate that everyone in the United States purchase health insurance is permissible by the Constitution.
Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), the newly appointed chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, spent the first four weeks in office committing gaffe after political gaffe. Thus far, Democrats are standing by her. The consensus seems to be that Wasserman Schultz has simply had a rocky start. Republicans are less forgiving, though, enjoying many a laugh at the chairwoman’s expense.
Many have voiced their unhappiness with Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s decision to pursue the 2012 Republican nod for the Presidency. Unfortunately for Gingrich, some of his campaign’s top advisers apparently count themselves among the unbelievers.
Lawmakers in Tennessee may have run afoul of the Constitution in passing a recent law. The law makes it illegal to “transmit or display an image” online if it is likely to “frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress” to someone — anyone — who views it.
A man in Menominee, Mich. was charged with felony food stamp trafficking last week, after allegedly using food stamps to buy gourmet food, and then selling it to make a profit. Louis Wayne Cuff, 33, allegedly bought $141.78 worth of lobster, steak and Mountain Dew.