On July 18, Wheaton College, one of most famous evangelical colleges in the U.S., joinedThe Catholic University of America in protesting the Obamacare HHS mandate by filing its own suit, with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty as the attorney of record. In a press release, the Becket Fund noted, "This alliance marks…Continue
In early 1980, I was a second-year law student at the University of Notre Dame, and I was the VP of the Notre Dame Students for Reagan. And then he came to campaign that spring. Well, actually he spoke at St. Mary's College, the womens' college near ND. I had a front-row seat to watch my candidate speak, and then I would help to drive the entourage to the South Bend airport and meet Gov Reagan.
In case you don't remember or weren't cognitive then, 1980 was a crummy year. Soaring…Continue
The Supreme Court's decision in the Obamacare case (Acrobat document) highlighted the limits of federal authority over states' and individual rights. Over and over again, Chief Justice Roberts wrote of the Constitution's enumerated powers for the federal government and of the need to protect states from an overreaching federal government. He defined states' rights in terms of the inherent "police power" which is reserved…Continue
Catholic churches and Catholic-based social services groups have filed lawsuits throughtout America to defend religious liberty from President Obama's mandate to pay for abortion-inducing, baby-killing drugs, in violation of official Church teachings. For the first time in American history, a President is trying to impose a narrow definition of "religious institution," in order to implement a political agenda. The definition could force the closure of Catholic-based services organizations,…Continue
In my opinion, the single biggest problem with the Republican Party today is that its leaders claim to represent the cause of limited government, or "constitutional conservatism," but either don't know what that really means or hypocritically ignore its meaning to advance an "un-conservative" political agenda. The Obamacare decision by the Supreme Court revealed an incredible disconnect between the claims of top Beltway Republicans and their stands on the specific use of federal power to…Continue