Monthly Archives: April 2012

After fighting honorably, Santorum must face reality

By |April 8th, 2012|

I like Rick Santorum. I voted for him. I even donated to his campaign. I believe that he is a credible conservative who could provide a striking contrast to Barack Obama and who could resonate with blue-collar voters.

Santorum is a good person, but a good person must also recognize when he’s fighting because he has a chance to win and when he’s fighting just to be fighting. […]

‘Parliament has not the competence’

By |April 1st, 2012|

(‘76 Editor) Is there any limit to the power of Congress? That’s really the question we heard argued before the Supreme Court in last week’s Obamacare debate, and which the nine justices are now sorting out as the nation waits.

I know, I know, the case turns specifically on how far the Constitution’s commerce clause or necessary and proper clause can be stretched to justify the individual mandate for everyone to buy health insurance (or burial insurance, or cell phones, or broccoli). […]

Tipping point on federal overreach is near

By |April 1st, 2012|

(Centennial Fellow) The federal government wants power, far more power than the Constitution grants, because, after all, officials Don’t trust mere citizens to do the right things in their lives, and who better to instruct them than their betters in D.C.?

But there that darned Constitution sits, limiting federal sway in the interest of liberty, at least if one looks at what its words obviously mean. […]