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In response to last week’s district court decision to strike down California’s Proposition 8, United States Representative Lamar Smith (R-Texas) has vowed to introduce a resolution condemning the ruling when Congress comes back from recess.
House Minority Leader John Boehner has called for a debate about a possible repeal of the 14th Amendment to the United States constitution to prevent children who are born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants from automatically becoming American citizens.
*Dr. Seuss revisited. I wish I knew whom to credit for the following parody, which has been making the rounds on the Internet. Heck, I wish I were clever enough to have written it myself. But I’m not and I can’t find out who did. If you know, please tell me. In the meantime, enjoy […]
In 1995 Representative Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) took to the floor to excoriate then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) over accusations that he had violated ethics laws. Now look who’s in the hot seat.
Representative Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) allegedly told a group of Harlem district leaders last weekend that he previously agreed to sign a plea deal and settle with House investigators on several ethics charges. However, the 20-term Democrat indicated that Republicans refused to approve the deal and instead pushed for a public trial.
House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) has indicated that it is "worth considering" modifying the 14th amendment so that children born to illegal immigrants are no longer guaranteed United States citizenship.
Regardless of where you come down on the gay marriage issue, that a single unelected Federal judge would overrule the wishes of the majority of Californians should frighten you.
Proposition 8 was put on the California ballot in the November 2008 election, five months after the California Supreme Court legalized gay marriage.
Almost 80 percent of the California electorate voted and the measure—which provided that only marriage between a man a woman is valid or recognized in California—passed with 52.24 percent of the vote. It passed by about 600,000 of the 13.4 million votes cast. And it came in an election year that saw Democrat Barack Obama garner 61 percent of the vote, or more than 8.27 million votes in California.
U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker ruled that the gay marriage ban violates the Constitution’s due process and equal protection clauses while failing “to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license.”
Thomas Jefferson was very outspoken on his views of the Federal courts. Read this article to learn more…
New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission’s recent ruling may have cleared the way for an Islamic center to be built near the site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but this doesn’t mean the controversy is over.