Tag Archives: Rule of Law

Burwell Will Define America, Not Our Healthcare

While SCOTUS ruminates Burwell, while the governors await word of the fates of their budgets based on how SCOTUS holds, and while Left and Right harangue one another over subsidies, death spirals, what someone meant, who can and can’t afford what, and while we all argue over what was left on the edit floor by those who wrote this damned law, it seems everyone is missing the only salient point of Burwell.

Either Americans still live under the Rule of Law – or we do not.

All else in this discussion is tangential.

I really couldn’t care less what […]

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Ferguson and America’s Elites

So much ink has been spilt and so many electrons spun over Ferguson that additional comment seemed heretofore unnecessary. Given the place our society accords attorneys, however, I cannot but respond to childishness masquerading as thoughtfulness by a Yale student who sees his future in law.

While his is an interesting column, it represents fundamentally sloppy thinking, and so is surprising from a law school student who is being trained – one hopes – in critical thinking above all else.

First: Yes, the cops are overmilitarized and often out of control. Publications from National Review to the Nation have […]

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Lt. Calley, My Lai and DHS

Boehner is about to file a suit to force the president to obey the law. He may or may not have standing to do so. But there’s a better way, one we already know works.

The root of the problem is: can the president order his branch to ignore or defy the law, to act in an illegal manner?

That sounds like a silly question. But the fact is that every employee, manager and executive in that branch of government is bound FIRST by the law and THEN by the head of that branch of government

We have heard the […]

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Switzerland’s Immigration Vote, the EU and the American Federal Government

The Swiss voted to reduce immigration Sunday. They are not members of the EU, but have a “Special Relationship.” Their EU self-appointed overseers did not like it and are expressing their disdain for the citizens of Switzerland for valuing their sovereignty, and will do whatever they think they can get away with to destroy the will of this nation’s free citizens.

The parallels with America ought to be widely recognized. In America the States created the federal government and gave it specific, limited powers. America became an economic powerhouse. The federal government began abusing the powers it was given, and […]

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Obamacare and the Legitimacy of the American Government

Let’s summarize what we know so far re: Obamacare, shall we?

1. Against ALL conventions of Application Development, neither System nor User Requirements EVER were fixed. In the app development world this means Obamacare NEVER had a set of Requirements that could be architected, designed, coded or tested. AND THE DEVELOPERS KNEW THIS; IT’S WHAT THEY DO. It is not ‘the website did not work,’ it is ‘the website COULD not work.’ That is a non-trivial difference that cost the taxpayers – so far – over $600M.

2. ONE of the high-level requirements that never existed was SECURITY of the […]

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