In the early 1970’s, Congress passed an amendment to the Voting rights act to stop States from limiting who could vote based solely upon their age, specifically for those who were old enough to fight in Vietnam, but not old enough to vote for the leaders who were sending them to Southeast Asia.
Many people objected based on the same old ideas that young people have never been more sawcie and saucie. President Nixon was concerned that the amendment would not pass Constitutional muster, and that might endanger the entirety of the Voting Rights Act. He signed it, but he wasn’t totally onboard with it. Read the rest of this entry
A sitting United States Senator, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, says that “due process is killing us.” He, and other Democrats believe that just being on the Watch List is sufficient cause to deny a person fundamental Constitutional Rights. But… how and why does a person end up on that list? Meanwhile the Supreme Court rules that the government can stop a person without probable cause and search them to see if they have any outstanding traffic violations.
The reaction of Americans across the spectrum is cause for concern. Rather than applying critical thought processes and consideration of reasons why the Constitution was written the way that it was, much of the country reacts with “Meh, if you have nothing to hide, why worry about it?”
And that remark should scare every American who values liberty over security.
In California, a new “law” will determine how College kids – and eventually everybody else in the State – has sex. And it’s the most absurd law you may have ever seen. But it should create a massive amount of chaos and legal action, so the lawyers will love it! Oh and what happens if it doesn’t last ten minutes? As a side benefit though, this law might help Military kids cut down on the amount of sex they have, which would be a good thing.
The gun control arguments may have reached a nadir over the weekend when Hillary ver2016 stated that she would be willing to follow the example of other Countries and seize guns from law abiding citizens.
And in case you forgot (and you probably did), it was this day in 1781 that General Cornwallis surrendered to Washington, effectively ending the Revolutionary War in The United States.
Other Stuff Dave doesn’t get to on the podcast:
Who will pay for the prescriptions that Doctors use to allow patients to kill themselves? Will Insurance companies be forced to cover the drugs? What if an employer objects morally and/or religiously to the idea of one of his employees being prescribed drugs that the companies insurance plan is forced to cover and killing him or herself? And, of course, who will pay for the inevitable defense of the law in the Court system as it winds its way all the way to the top?