JULY 3, 2008


"The province of the court is solely, to decide on the rights of individuals, not to inquire how the executive, or executive officers, perform duties in which they have discretion. Questions in their nature political, or which are, by the constitution and laws, submitted to the executive, can never be made in this court." -- John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Marbury vs Madison, 1803

(In other words the Court is to rule ONLY upon whether or not something meets the test of our Constitution, NOT to "make law" from the bench)

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Some items for the 4th of July:
4th of July- America's Independence1.wmv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyQZ7pYHwkI&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiYgpPB1kwU - (In March 2005, this song was performed at a Diamond Rio concert.  They received an immediate standing ovation, and continue to do so every time they perform it!)
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/07/does_patriotism_matter.html

A bit of our history:  http://www.townhall.com/Columnists/RichLowry/2008/07/03/vindicators_of_the_declaration

Most Americans still see USA as "Land of Opportunity:"  http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/most_still_see_united_states_as_land_of_opportunity

Want to see what a liberal columnist thinks of our country?  Read this:  http://www.philly.com/inquirer/opinion/20080701_Chris_Satullo__A_not-so-glorious_Fourth.html

Something you haven't seen in the liberal major media:  http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,372961,00.html

The Dems blast the oil companies while they themselves are major stockholders:  http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/dems-willing-to-criticize-oil-despite-holding-stock-2008-07-01.html

Obama proposes mandated public service.  Mandated?  Care to bet whether or not the mandated service will be on liberal or conservative projects:  http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSN0126054220080702?feedType=RSS&feedName=politicsNews&pageNumber=1&virtualBrandChannel=10179

A man's most important job:  http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/general_lifestyle/71_believe_being_a_father_is_the_most_important_role_a_man_can_fill

This guy obviously doesn't live in San Antonio, El Paso, or Phoenix:  http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1818028,00.html

Dems continue to block increased energy production in the US:  http://www.townhall.com/Columnists/JohnBoehner/2008/07/03/when_will_democrats_heed_americas_call_for_more_american_energy

The scourge of "earmarks" comes rushing back:  http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=5286626&page=1

"Cap and Trade" is nothing new, just more tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, and it won't do what is promised:  http://www.nypost.com/seven/06022008/postopinion/opedcolumnists/cap__trade__why_its_tax__spend_113509.htm

Voters want right of approval on taxes:  http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/taxes/voters_want_right_to_approve_all_tax_increases

Media misses the point on illegal immigration:  http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/election_20082/2008_presidential_election/mccain_obama_talk_immigration_media_misses_the_point

Liagra, the cure for liberalism:  http://www.warroom.com/video/liagra.mp3

The ethanol scam:  http://www.nationalcenter.org/NPA571.html

Democrat troop cuts of the 1990's causing problems in Afghanistan:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/02/AR2008070202010.html?hpid=topnews

Two faced:  http://www.nypost.com/seven/07012008/postopinion/editorials/obama_moves_on_118001.htm

Nature not going along with the Global Warming proponents:  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121486841811817591.html?mod=todays_columnists

Equal pay for women.  McCain and Obama - who does and who doesn't:  http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPolitics.asp?Page=/Politics/archive/200806/POL20080630a.html

These are friends of Obama:  http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=1641902494&channel=79558311

Obama continuing to drill a dry hole when it come to understanding the oil industry:  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121478199392114387.html?mod=opinion_main_review_and_outlooks

Why would Iran do this?  One possible answer is because it would make a great missle base if you wanted to target the USA:  http://www.miamiherald.com/news/americas/story/587088.html

Americans don't like Obama's income redistribution plans; prefer the government concentrate on improving economic conditions:  http://www.gallup.com/poll/108445/Americans-Oppose-Income-Redistribution-Fix-Economy.aspx

Media is devoting over 25% of coverage to the upcoming elections (the topic with the most coverage), BUT, the subjects of oil prices, guns, and the economy are of greater interest to the public:  http://pewresearch.org/pubs/887/news-interest-oil-prices

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