Among the objections to Obamacare, one that has not gotten as much attention as it should, is the president’s power to waive the law for any company, union, or other enterprise he chooses.
The 14th Amendment to the Constitution provides for “equal protection of the laws” for all Americans. To have a law that can cost an organization millions of dollars a year either apply or not apply, depending on [...]
EU Parliament throws out legislation after months of protests
July 4, 2012
The global Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), arguably the most draconian internet control legislation penned thus far, has been overwhelmingly rejected by European lawmakers following months of protests and activism undertaken by thousands across the continent.
In January of this year, twenty-two of the 27 EU states joined other countries, including the United States and Japan, in signing on to ACTA. [...]
Jim Grant is simply brilliant in this must watch interview with CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo, which we won’t spoil with commentary, suffice to provide the following pearl of an exchange:
Maria Bartiromo: “What are the alternatives?”
Jim Grant: “Capitalism is an alternative for what we have now. I highly recommend it.”
Maria: “We all do.”
Grant: “No we don’t.”
Maria: “The Federal Reserve may not.”
Grant: “We ought to be discussing an intelligent move to a sound currency by which [...]
Obama Lawyer: No Court Can Challenge Extrajudicial Execution at President’s Whim
The Obama administration’s top Pentagon lawyer on Wednesday said that courts have no business questioning executive branch decisions about whom to target for extra-judicial execution in the war on terror, even if that target is an American citizen.
“Belligerents who also happen to be U.S. citizens do not enjoy immunity where non-citizen belligerents are valid military objectives,” said Jeh C. Johnson, [...]