Republican Senators Must Filibuster Elena Kagan – Erick Erickson, Human Events
Mr. Erickson’s view that “Kagan’s views on the Commerce Clause and Americans’ right to “keep and bear arms” make her unfit to serve on the Supreme Court,” is dead right. The United States simply cannot afford to have Supreme Court justices willing to allow Congress unfettered power. This is not a phenomenon isolated to the liberal wing of the court. The Supreme Court, since the days of FDR has allowed all sorts of nonsense legislation to stand without question by using the language of the constitution’s Article I, Section 8 commerce clause. The clause states that Congress has the power to “regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes.” Under Elena Kagan’s reading, that gives Congress the right to mandate that Americans buy health care insurance. I don’t see that written there. Do you? I don’t believe this is what Jefferson had in mind. – Dick Young
When Did the Rules Change? – Jonah Goldberg, National Review
Jonah Goldberg asks what has happened today that Americans are asking for less government during a recession, and less government spending? Normally Americans fall head-over-heels for stimulus during recession times. Not this time. Most Americans today are angry and realize that too much government spending and stimulus – and housing market interference – is what got the country into this mess in the first place. Less government, fewer government jobs, and a return to sound money and finances for the Treasury are the solutions to smoothing out future business cycles. Unless the U.S. is to go the way of Rome, Great Britain, and the U.S.S.R., a sea change is needed today. – Dick Young
GOP Sees Path to Control of Senate – Naftali Bendavid, The Wall Street Journal
Three Senate seats thought to be safe for Democrats have recently become competitive and now look as though they could wind up owned by the GOP. California, Washington and Wisconsin all were assumed to be safe seats for Democrats, but now strategists across the spectrum are seeing the possibility of a shift in control of these seats, and possibly the Senate itself. The entrance of Dino Rossi into the Washington race has put the state’s best-known Republican in the race against Senator Patty Murray. Plastics millionaire Ron Johnson has come out strong in Wisconsin in his bid to unseat Russ Feingold. Johnson has won the endorsement of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and conservative kingmaker, Jim DeMint. In California, Carly Fiorina is closing ground on Barbara Boxer in tight polling. The possibility that Republicans will take back the Senate has increased mightily with these three races turning competitive. Click here for a list of the Top 10 Races of 2010. – Timothy Jones
How to Care for 30 Million More Patients – R. Pete Vanderveen, The Wall Street Journal
Better utilizing pharmacists and other non-M.D. medical professionals would go a long way toward bringing prices for healthcare down in the U.S. Pharmacists, RNs, and PAs, have extensive medical training, but are often relegated to jobs that don’t allow them to utilize the full extent of that training. MDs are overextended much of the time and must run factory-like practices to keep the bills paid. Allowing MDs to delegate more of their patients’ care to other highly trained medical professionals would be best for patients, doctors, and the pharmacists, RNs, and PAs that have spent a lot of time and money learning highly specialized medical skills. There is a lot America can do to decrease costs of health care. – Dick Young
Video – Congressman Ron Paul explains the deficiencies of government statistics. To read more about how you’re not getting the whole truth from government statistical agencies, click here.
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